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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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Procedure – adoption; final hearings

The President of the Family Division has given guidance clarifying the legal requirements and practical arrangements for final hearings in adoption applications, and adoption visits.
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Divorce procedure – defective petitions and decrees

Divorce petitions issued in breach of s3 MCA 1973 are null and void, and any decree nisi or decree absolute purportedly granted by the court as a result is therefore null and void. 
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