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Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Power to write off arrears

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24.  After Article 38D of the Child Support Order (inserted by section 23) insert—

Power to write off arrears

38E.(1) The Department may extinguish liability in respect of arrears of child support maintenance if it appears to it—

(a)that the circumstances of the case are of a description specified in regulations made by the Department, and

(b)that it would be unfair or otherwise inappropriate to enforce liability in respect of the arrears.

(2) The Department may by regulations make provision with respect to the exercise of the power under paragraph (1)..

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