Maintenance Orders Act, 1974

Prohibition of recognition and enforcement.

[C 27 (part) and 34.2 (part)]

9.—A maintenance order made in a reciprocating jurisdiction shall not be recognised or enforceable if, but only if—

(a) recognition or enforcement would be contrary to public policy,

(b) where it was made in default of appearance, the person in default was not served with notice of the institution of the proceedings in sufficient time to enable him to arrange for his defence, or

(c) it is irreconcilable with a judgment given in a dispute between the same parties in the State.