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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Interpretation of Part IV

30.  In this Part—

  • “child of the family” and “rules of court” have the same meanings as in the principal Order;

  • “the court” means the High Court;

  • “dwelling-house” includes any building or part thereof which is occupied as a dwelling, and any yard, garden, garage or outhouse belonging to the dwelling-house and occupied therewith;

  • “order for financial relief” has the meaning given by Article 16(4);

  • “overseas country” means a country or territory outside the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man;

  • “possession” includes receipt of, or the right to receive, rents and profits;

  • “rent” does not include mortgage interest.

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