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Examination Not​ice and Examination Order - Frequently Asked Questions


1. Do I have to issue an ​​Examination Notice befo​re I file an Examination Order?

Yes. You must give the judgment debtor at least 28 days to respond to the Examination Notice before filing a Notice of Motion - Examination Order. For more information, see Examination Notice - Step by step guide and Examination Order - Step by step guide.


2. The judgment debtor​ has filled in some of the info​rmation but hasn't given me any of the documents I asked for. What can I do?

If the judgment debtor:

  • ignores your Examination Notice, or
  • fills out all the Examination Notice but doesn't provide you with enough information, or
  • fills out all the Examination Notice but doesn't give you any of the documents that you requested

you can then apply to the court for an Examination Order for the judgment debtor to attend court for a face to face examination. For more information, see Examination Order - Step by step guide.

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3. What if the judg​ment deb​tor doesn't come to the examination?

If the judgment debtor tells the court that they are ill or cannot attend on that date, the examination hearing may be adjourned (postponed). The court will send out a notice with the new date and time of the examination. 

If it looks like the judgment debtor is avoiding examination, the court may issue a notice stating that failure to attend examination may result in their arrest. If the judgment debtor does not arrange a time for an examination with the court within 14 days you may apply for a warrant to be issued for the arrest of the judgment debtor. The warrant authorises the Sheriff's Officer to arrest the judgment debtor and bring them before the registrar for examination. 


You will need to complete the following form and pay the filing fee:

  • Form 57 - Notice of Motion Arrest Warrant for Examination

You can get copies of forms from:

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4. Does the reg​istrar ​​carry out the examination of the judgment debtor?

Not usually. Examination of the judgment debtor is informal. You and the judgment debtor sit together at the court and you can ask questions about the debtor's financial circumstances. You may also use this time to try and negotiate a payment of the judgment debt.


5. What kind o​​f questions can I a​sk the judgment debtor?

You should ask questions that will help you get a complete picture of the judgment debtor's income, assets and other debts. The easiest thing is to go through the questions in the Examination Notice.​


6. What can I do if the judgment ​debtor refuses to answer my questions or if I suspect they ar​e not telling the truth?

You can ask to see the registrar and tell the registrar what is happening. Sometimes the registrar may conduct the examination of the judgment debtor on your behalf.

If the judgment debtor still refuses to answer the questions or if you suspect they are not telling the truth, you can ask the registrar to refer the matter to a magistrate. If the Registrar refers the matter to a magistrate, the magistrate may or may not agree to examine the judgment debtor.

If you still don't get the information you need, you should get legal advice.


7. What if th​e judgment debt​or wants to pay the debt by instalments?

You and the judgment debtor can negotiate an instalment agreement. If you don't accept the judgment debtor's offer to pay by instalments, they may apply to the court for an instalment order. The registrar will consider the application and you will be notified of the registrar's decision.

If you don't agree with the instalment order, you have 14 days to lodge an objection to the registrar's decision. For more information, see Payment by instalments - Creditor​.

There will then be a hearing about the instalment application and you will have to attend. If you decide to do this you should get legal advice​.


8. Can I claim the costs of ​the filing fees and service​ fees for the examination order from the judgment debtor?

Your filing fees and service fees are claimed in the Notice of Motion -Examination Order. These costs can be added to the amount of the judgment debt and recovered from the judgment debtor. For more information, see Examination Order - Step by step guide. ​