Rule 81. Applicability of rules in general.

(a) Special statutory proceedings. These rules shall apply to all special statutory proceedings, except insofar as such rules are by their nature clearly inapplicable. Where a statute provides for procedure by reference to any part of the former Code of Civil Procedure, such procedure shall be in accordance with these rules.

(b) Probate and guardianship. These rules shall not apply to proceedings in uncontested probate and guardianship matters, but shall apply to all proceedings subsequent to the joinder of issue therein, including the enforcement of any judgment or order entered.

(c) Application to small claims. These rules shall not apply to small claims proceedings except as expressly incorporated in the Small Claims Rules.

(d) On appeal from or review of a ruling or order of an administrative board or agency. These rules shall apply to the practice and procedure in appealing from or obtaining a review of any order, ruling or other action of an administrative board or agency, except insofar as the specific statutory procedure in connection with any such appeal or review is in conflict or inconsistent with these rules.

(e) Application in criminal proceedings. These rules of procedure shall also govern in any aspect of criminal proceedings where there is no other applicable statute or rule, provided, that any rule so applied does not conflict with any statutory or constitutional requirement.