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  REVIEW PROCEDURE
 
  Maintenance decisions are reviewed, in accordance with Article 19 of the Regulation, by the court that adopted them. Once it has accepted an application for a review of a decision on maintenance obligations, the court forwards a copy of that application and its annexes to the claimant and informs him or her that he or she must submit a written response to the application within 14 days of the date on which the application was sent. An application for a review of a decision on maintenance obligations is examined by the court by written procedure. If it deems it to be necessary, the Court may convene oral proceedings to hear the application. The Court must examine an application for a review of a decision on maintenance obligations no later than 14 days after the expiry of the deadline for submission of responses and must adopt a ruling on one of the courses of action referred to in Article 19(3) of the Regulation.
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  REDRESS PROCEDURE
 
  A ruling adopted by the Lithuanian Court of Appeal after hearing an appeal against a decision on an application for a declaration of enforceability may be appealed in cassation before the Supreme Court of Lithuania. Such appeals are heard in accordance with the Rules governing proceedings in the Court of Cassation, as laid down in the Lithuanian Code of Civil Procedure, unless otherwise provided for in the Regulation or in the Lithuanian Law implementing the EU and international legislation governing civil proceedings. When an appeal in cassation has been accepted, it is entered, as a matter of priority, in the list of cases to be heard in cassation by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court sets a deadline of no more than 14 days for submitting responses to the appeal. In its notification of registration of the appeal in the list of cases to be heard in cassation by the Supreme Court (Article 350(7) of the Code of Civil Procedure), the Supreme Court notifies the parties and other persons involved in the case of the deadline set for responding to the appeal. The parties must, and other persons involved in the case may, submit a written response to the appeal by the deadline set by the Supreme Court. That deadline is calculated from the date on which the appeal was entered in the list of cases to be heard in cassation by the Supreme Court.

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  ACCEPTED LANGUAGES
 
  Article 71 1. (g) - Accepted languages for translations of documents

Lithuanian is the only language accepted for translation of the documents referred to in Article 20 of the Regulation, but both Lithuanian and English are accepted for translation of the documents referred to in Article 28 and 40.



Article 71 1. (h) - Languages accepted by Central Authorities for communication with other Central Authorities

The languages accepted for communication between the Lithuanian Central Authority and other Central Authorities, as referred to in Article 59 of the Regulation, are Lithuanian and English.

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