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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 12.08

Procedural hearing in a financial case

             (1)  For a financial case:

                     (a)  if a conciliation conference has been held--a procedural hearing must take place immediately after the conciliation conference ends; and

                     (b)  if a conciliation conference is not scheduled to be held before the first day before the Judge, the procedural hearing must be held at the conclusion of the case assessment conference.

             (2)  The purpose of the procedural hearing in a financial case is to enable the person conducting the hearing to make procedural orders for the conduct of the case, including orders for any of the following matters:

                     (a)  if a conciliation conference has been held:

                              (i)  the clarification of any disputed items in the balance sheet; and

                             (ii)  the clarification of any issue arising out of a statement made by a party in a financial questionnaire;

                     (b)  payment of the hearing fee;

                     (c)  filing of undertakings as to disclosure;

                     (d)  allocating a date for a compliance check as close as practicable to 21 days before the first day before the Judge;

                     (e)  allocating the first day before the Judge.



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