Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Powers of court to order financial provision from deceased's estate

    1. 3.Application for financial provision from deceased's estate

    2. 4.Powers of court to make orders

    3. 5.Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising powers under Article 4

    4. 6.Time-limit for applications

    5. 7.Interim orders

    6. 8.Variation, discharge, etc., of orders for periodical payments

    7. 9.Payment of lump sums by instalments

  4. Property available for financial provision

    1. 10.Property treated as part of “net estate”

    2. 11.Property held on a joint tenancy

  5. Powers of court in relation to transactions intended to defeat applications for financial provision

    1. 12.Dispositions intended to defeat applications for financial provision

    2. 13.Contracts to leave property by will

    3. 14.Provisions supplementary to Articles 12 and 13

    4. 15.Provisions as to trustees in relation to Articles 12 and 13

  6. Special provisions relating to cases of divorce, separation, etc.

    1. 16.Provision as to cases where no financial relief was granted in divorce proceedings, etc.

    2. 16A.Provision as to cases where no financial relief was granted in proceedings for the dissolution etc. of a civil partnership

    3. 17.Restriction imposed in divorce proceedings, etc., on application under this Order

    4. 17ZA.Restriction imposed in proceedings for the dissolution etc. of a civil partnership on application under this Order

    5. 17A.Restriction imposed in proceedings under Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 on applications under this Order

    6. 17B.Restriction imposed in proceedings under Schedule 17 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 on application under this Order

    7. 18.Variation and discharge of secured periodical payments orders

    8. 19.Variation and revocation of maintenance agreements

    9. 20.Availability of court's powers under this Order in certain applications

    10. 20A.Availability of court's powers under this Order in applications under paragraphs 53 and 66 of Schedule 15 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004

  7. Miscellaneous and supplementary provisions

    1. 21.Effect, duration and form of orders

    2. 22.Provisions as to personal representatives, etc.

    3. Art. 23 rep. by 1997 NI 21

    4. 24.Jurisdiction of county courts

    5. 25.Determination of date on which representation was first taken out

    6. 26.Effect of this Order on rights of Crown

    7. Art. 27 amends art. 38 of 1978 NI 15

    8. 28.Repeals, savings and transitional provisions

      1. Schedule—Repeals