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Maintenance Enforcement Act 1991

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7Maintenance orders in magistrates' courts: enforcement

In section 76 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (enforcement of sums adjudged to be paid), after subsection (3) there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(4)Where proceedings are brought for the enforcement of a magistrates' court maintenance order under this section, the court may vary the order by exercising one of its powers under paragraphs (a) to (d) of section 59(3) above.

(5)Subsections (4), (5) and (7) of section 59 above shall apply for the purposes of subsection (4) above as they apply for the purposes of that section.

(6)Subsections (4) and (5) above shall not have effect in relation to a maintenance order which is not a qualifying maintenance order (within the meaning of section 59 above).

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