Updated to 26 November 2019 (Act No. 38 of 2019 and S.I. No. 591 of 2019)

Family Law Act 1981
No. 22 of 1981

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 23 June 1981 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Proceedings under Act included in definition of "family law proceedings" 27/2017, ss. 1(2), 2
Circuit Court to be known as “the Circuit Family Court” when exercising its jurisdiction under etc. 6/1989, ss. 31, 46(2)
Conduct of proceedings in Circuit and High Courts 6/1989, ss. 33, 46(2)
Discretion to grant legal aid in respect of proceedings under Act 32/1995, ss. 2, 28(9)(c)(i)
Hearing of proceedings under 6/1989, ss. 32, 46(2)
S. 5(1) clarified 26/1995, ss. 1(2) (a), 48
S. 5(1) rstrct. 26/1995, ss. 1(2), 48
S. 5(2) ceased (repeal of 5/1957, s. 12) 26/1995, ss. 1(2), 3(1) & schedule
S. 8(1) am. 32/2013, ss. 1(3), 14, schedule pt. 1 item 3
  20/1991, ss. 13, 23(3)
S. 8(1) am. with saving 15/2002, ss. 1 (2), 13, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 8(2) am. 32/2013, ss. 1(3), 15, schedule pt. 2 item 6
  20/1991, ss. 13, 23(3)
S. 8(2) am. with saving 15/2002, ss. 1(2), 14, sch. 2, pt. 2
S. 9, conduct of District Court proceedings under 6/1989, ss. 45, 46(2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None