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Procedure – evidence requirements; domestic violence gateway

A Law Society practice note, Changes to the evidence requirements for legal aid funding in Private Law Family cases (domestic violence gateway), has been produced.

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Procedure – interim orders for sale

While recent decisions demonstrate the power of the family court to order the interim sale of a property, how that power can be exercised remains in dispute, says the author of this useful article.

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Procedure – UKVI

A protocol on Communicating with UK visas and immigration (UKVI) in family proceedings, enabling the Family Division of the High Court of Justice and the Family Court to communicate with UKVI, has been published.

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Financial orders – pre-marital agreement

The judge had not made an error of law, or erred in the exercise of his discretion in making an award which W was not satisfied with.

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Divorce – contempt of court

H’s disregard of court orders was motivated by resentment, the Court of Appeal found. The CA rejected H’s appeal against a decision sentencing him to 14 months in prison for contempt of court.

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Divorce – financial need

Divorce practitioners should note that the Family Justice Council has published its second edition of Guidance on ‘Financial Needs’ on Divorce.

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Procedure – referrals to child contact centres

The President of the Family Division has endorsed a revised protocol for referrals of families to child contact centres by judges and magistrates.

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Procedure – child maintenance

Updated forms (and guidance) in relation to child maintenance decisions have been published by the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee’s Office.

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Cafcass – independent reviewing officers

Cafcass has published an updated Practice Note: Cafcass and the Work of Independent Reviewing Officers
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Procedure – parents with learning disability

Formal guidance has also been issued by the President in relation to family proceedings where a parent has a learning disability. 
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