Section 455: Child support maintenance payments
1308.This section ensures that condition A in section 454 is treated as satisfied in certain cases where the maintenance payment for a child is not made to the other party. It is based on section 347B(9) and (10) of ICTA.
1309.In certain circumstances, the maintenance for a child may be paid instead to the Secretary of State or the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland. This section treats condition A as satisfied in those cases.