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Maintenance Enforcement Act 1991

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The High Court and family court

    1. 1. Maintenance orders in the High Court and family court: means of payment, attachment of earnings and revocation, variation, etc.

  3. Magistrates’ courts

    1. 2. Orders for periodical payment in magistrates’ courts: means of payment.

    2. 3. Orders for periodical payment in magistrates’ courts: proceedings by clerk and penalty for breach.

    3. 4. Revocation, variation, etc. of orders for periodical payment in magistrates’ courts: general.

    4. 5. Variation of orders for periodical payment made under Part I of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts Act 1978.

    5. 6. Variation of orders for periodical payment made in magistrates’ courts under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989.

    6. 7. Maintenance orders in magistrates’ courts: enforcement.

    7. 8. Interest on arrears.

    8. 9. Amendment of orders transferred under s.24A of the Social Security Act 1986.

  4. Registered maintenance orders

    1. 10. Amendment of certain enactments relating to registered or confirmed maintenance orders.

  5. General

    1. 11. Minor and consequential amendments and repeals.

    2. 12. Short title, commencement, application and extent.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      AMENDMENT OF CERTAIN ENACTMENTS RELATING TO MAINTENANCE ORDERS REGISTERED IN OR CONFIRMED BY MAGISTRATES’ COURTS OR REGISTERED IN THE HIGH COURT

      1. The Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act 1920 (c. 33)

        1. 1.(1) In section 4 of the Maintenance Orders (Facilities for...

        2. 2.In section 6 of that Act (mode of enforcing orders...

      2. The Maintenance Orders Act 1950 (c. 37)

        1. 3.(1) In section 18 of the Maintenance Orders Act 1950...

        2. 4.(1) In section 19 of that Act (functions of collecting...

        3. 5.In section 22 of that Act (discharge and variation of...

        4. 6.In section 24 of that Act (cancellation of registration), after...

      3. The Maintenance Orders Act 1958 (c. 39)

        1. 7.In section 2 of the Maintenance Orders Act 1958 (registration...

        2. 8.(1) In section 3 of that Act (enforcement of registered...

        3. 9.

        4. 10.After section 4 of that Act (variation of orders registered...

        5. 11.In section 5 of that Act (cancellation of registration), for...

      4. The Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 (c. 18)

        1. 12.In section 7 of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act...

        2. 13.(1) In section 8 of that Act (enforcement of maintenance...

        3. 14.In section 9 of that Act (variation and revocation of...

        4. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 16.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        6. 17.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        7. 18.(1) In section 33 of that Act (enforcement of orders),...

        8. 19.(1) In section 34 of that Act (variation and enforcement...

        9. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)

        1. 21.(1) In section 5 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. The Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (c. 32)

        1. 1.(1) In section 3 of the Attachment of Earnings Act...

      2. The Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts Act 1978 (c. 22)

        1. 2.In section 23 of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts...

        2. 3.In section 32 of that Act (enforcement etc. of orders...

      3. The Justices of the Peace Act 1979 (c. 55)

        1. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. The Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)

        1. 5.In section 62 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (provisions...

        2. 6.

        3. 7.In section 93 of that Act (complaint for arrears), in...

        4. 8.For section 95 of that Act (power to remit arrears)...

        5. 9.In section 143 of that Act (power to alter sums...

      5. The Children Act 1989 (c. 41)

        1. 10.In section 15 of the Children Act 1989 (orders for...

      6. The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)

        1. 11.(1) In section 10 of the Courts and Legal Services...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      ENACTMENTS REPEALED

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