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The Family Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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5.  After section 13 (variation of orders registered in courts of summary jurisdiction) insert—

Variation etc., of orders registered in the High Court.

13A.(1) The provisions of this section shall have effect with respect to orders registered in the High Court other than maintenance orders deemed to be made by a court of summary jurisdiction by virtue of section 10(5), and the reference in subsection (2) to a registered order shall be construed accordingly.

(2) The High Court may exercise the same powers in relation to a registered order as are exercisable by the High Court under Article 96A of the Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 in relation to a qualifying periodical maintenance order (within the meaning of that Article) which has been made by the High Court, including the power under paragraph (7) of that Article to revoke, suspend, revive or vary—

(a)any such order as is referred to in paragraph (a) of section 11(5A) which continues to have effect by virtue of that paragraph; and

(b)any means of payment order (within the meaning of Article 96A(7) of the Order of 1981) made by virtue of the provisions of this section..

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