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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Variation of consent orders by courts of summary jurisdiction

14.  For Article 22(2) of the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980(1) (under which the court can vary a consent order by ordering the payment of a lump sum if the consent order provided for the payment of a lump sum) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(2) Where the court has made an order under Article 8 for the making of periodical payments by a party to a marriage the court shall have power, on an application made under this Article, to vary or revoke that order and also to make an order for the payment of a lump sum by that party either—

(a)to the other party to the marriage, or

(b)to a child of the family or to that other party for the benefit of that child..

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