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The Family Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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3.  In section 12 (enforcement of registered orders), in subsection (2) after “Article 98 of the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981” insert

as if for paragraphs (8B) to (8D) there were substituted—

(8B) Upon the appearance of a person or proof of service of the summons on him as mentioned in paragraph (4) for the enforcement of an order to which this Article applies, the court or resident magistrate may vary the order by exercising one of the powers under sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) of Article 85(3).

(8C) In deciding which of the powers under sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) of Article 85(3) is to be exercised, the court or, as the case may be, a resident magistrate shall have regard to any representations made by the debtor and the creditor (within the meaning of Article 85).

(8D) Paragraph (5) of Article 85 shall apply for the purposes of paragraph (8C) as it applies for the purposes of that Article.

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