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The Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


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10.—(1) If the court makes a Part II order, it may by order direct that both spouses or cohabitees are to be jointly and severally liable to discharge or perform any or all of the liabilities and obligations in respect of the dwelling-house (whether arising under the tenancy or otherwise) which—

(a)have at the date of the order fallen due to be discharged or performed by one only of them; or

(b)but for the direction, would before the date specified as the date on which the order is to take effect fall due to be discharged or performed by one only of them.

(2) If the court gives such a direction, it may further direct that either spouse or cohabitee is to be liable to indemnify the other in whole or in part against any payment made or expenses incurred by the other in discharging or performing any such liability or obligation.

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