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Orders for financial relief against parentsE+W

1(1)On an application made by a parent [F1, guardian or special guardian] of a child, or by any person [F2who is named in a child arrangements order as a person with whom a child is to live ], the court [F3may make one or more of the orders mentioned in sub-paragraph (2). ]E+W

F4(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F4(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)The orders referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are—

(a)an order requiring either or both parents of a child—

(i)to make to the applicant for the benefit of the child; or

(ii)to make to the child himself,

such periodical payments, for such term, as may be specified in the order;

(b)an order requiring either or both parents of a child—

(i)to secure to the applicant for the benefit of the child; or

(ii)to secure to the child himself,

such periodical payments, for such term, as may be so specified;

(c)an order requiring either or both parents of a child—

(i)to pay to the applicant for the benefit of the child; or

(ii)to pay to the child himself,

such lump sum as may be so specified;

(d)an order requiring a settlement to be made for the benefit of the child, and to the satisfaction of the court, of property—

(i)to which either parent is entitled (either in possession or in reversion); and

(ii)which is specified in the order;

(e)an order requiring either or both parents of a child—

(i)to transfer to the applicant, for the benefit of the child; or

(ii)to transfer to the child himself,

such property to which the parent is, or the parents are, entitled (either in possession or in reversion) as may be specified in the order.

(3)The powers conferred by this paragraph may be exercised at any time.

(4)An order under sub-paragraph (2)(a) or (b) may be varied or discharged by a subsequent order made on the application of any person by or to whom payments were required to be made under the previous order.

(5)Where a court makes an order under this paragraph—

(a)it may at any time make a further such order under sub-paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c) with respect to the child concerned if he has not reached the age of eighteen;

(b)it may not make more than one order under sub-paragraph (2)(d) or (e) against the same person in respect of the same child.

(6)On making, varying or discharging F5... [F6 a special guardianship order] [F7, or on making, varying or discharging provision in a child arrangements order with respect to the living arrangements of a child, ] the court may exercise any of its powers under this Schedule even though no application has been made to it under this Schedule.

[F8(6A)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (6) provision in a child arrangements order is with respect to the living arrangements of a child if it regulates arrangements relating to—

(a)with whom the child is to live, or

(b)when the child is to live with any person.]

[F9(7)Where a child is a ward of court, the court may exercise any of its powers under this Schedule even though no application has been made to it.]

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F1Words in Sch. 1 para. 1(1) substituted (30.12.2005) by 2002 c. 38, ss. 139, 148, Sch. 3 para. 71(a)(i) (with Sch. 4 paras. 6-8); S.I. 2005/2213, art. 2(o)

F2Words in Sch. 1 para. 1(1) substituted (22.4.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 2 para. 40(2)(a); S.I. 2014/889, art. 4(f) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2014/1042, arts. 3, 4, 6-10)

F3Words in Sch. 1 para. 1(1) substituted (22.4.2014) by Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(3), Sch. 11 para. 113(a); S.I. 2014/954, art. 2(e) (with art. 3) (with transitional provisions and savings in S.I. 2014/956, arts. 3-11)

F4Sch. 1 para. 1(1)(a)(b) omitted (22.4.2014) by virtue of Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(3), Sch. 11 para. 113(b); S.I. 2014/954, art. 2(e) (with art. 3) (with transitional provisions and savings in S.I. 2014/956, arts. 3-11); S.I. 2014/954, art. 2(e) (with art. 3) (with transitional provisions and savings in S.I. 2014/956, arts. 3-11)

F5Words in Sch. 1 para. 1(6) omitted (22.4.2014) by virtue of Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 2 para. 40(2)(b)(i); S.I. 2014/889, art. 4(f) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2014/1042, arts. 3, 4, 6-10)

F6Words in Sch. 1 para. 1(6) inserted (30.12.2005) by 2002 c. 38, ss. 139, 148, Sch. 3 para. 71(a)(ii) (with Sch. 4 paras. 6-8); S.I. 2005/2213, art. 2(o)

F7Words in Sch. 1 para. 1(6) inserted (22.4.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 2 para. 40(2)(b)(ii); S.I. 2014/889, art. 4(f) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2014/1042, arts. 3, 4, 6-10)

F8Sch. 1 para. 1(6A) inserted (22.4.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 2 para. 40(2)(c); S.I. 2014/889, art. 4(f) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2014/1042, arts. 3, 4, 6-10)

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 1 para. 1 in force at 14.10.1991 see s. 108(2)(3) and S.I. 1991/828, art. 3(2)

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