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Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Powers of court to make orders for financial provision for parties to a marriage and children of the family

    1. 3.Grounds of application for financial provision

    2. 4.Powers of court to make orders for financial provision

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

    4. 6.Duration of orders for financial provision for a party to a marriage

    5. 7.Age limit on making orders for financial provision for children and duration of such orders

    6. 8.Orders for payments which have been agreed by the parties

    7. 9.Powers of court where parties are living apart by agreement

  4. Powers of court as to the custody etc. of children

    1. 10.Restrictions on making of orders: welfare of children

    2. Arts. 11‐17 rep. by 1995 NI 2

    3. Arts. 18, 19 rep. by 1998 NI 6

  5. Interim orders

    1. 20.Interim maintenance orders and interim custody, etc., orders

    2. Art. 21 rep. by 1998 NI 6

  6. Variation, revocation and cessation of orders etc.

    1. 22.Variation, revival and revocation of orders for periodical payments

    2. 22A.Variation of orders for periodical payments: further provisions

    3. 22B.Revival of orders for periodical payments

    4. Art. 23 rep. by 1995 NI 2

    5. 24.Variation of instalments, or remission of lump sum

    6. 25.Supplementary provisions with respect to variation and revocation of orders

    7. 26.Proceedings by or against a person outside Northern Ireland for variation or revocation of orders

    8. 27.Effect on certain orders of parties living together

  7. Reconciliation

    1. 28.Reconciliation

  8. Provisions relating to High Court and county court

    1. 29.Refusal of order in case more suitable for High Court

    2. 30.Powers of High Court and divorce county court in relation to certain orders under this Order

    3. 31.Appeals

  9. Provisions relating to jurisdiction, procedure and enforcement

    1. 32.Jurisdiction

    2. 33.Procedure

    3. 34.Constitution of courts

    4. 35.Time limit for applications

    5. 36.Enforcement etc. of orders for payment of money

    6. Arts. 37, 38 rep. by 1995 NI 2

    7. 39.Provisions as to payments required to be made to a child etc.

    8. 40.Orders for repayment in certain cases of sums paid after cessation of order by reason of remarriage or formation of civil partnership

    9. Art. 41 rep. by 1981 NI 26

  10. General

    1. 42.Saving and transitional provisions, amendments and repeals

  11. SCHEDULES

      1. Schedule 1 rep. by 1998 NI 6

    1. SCHEDULE 2

      SAVING AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. Para. 1 rep. by 1995 NI 2

      2. 2.Any order made or other thing done under the Summary...

      3. 3.Without prejudice to paragraph 2, the amendment or repeal by...

      4. Para. 4 rep. by 1995 NI 2

      5. Para. 5 rep. by 1981 NI 26

      6. Para. 6 rep. by 1995 NI 2

      1. Schedule 3—Amendments

      1. Schedule 4—Repeals

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