Updated to 25 July 2022 (Act No. 28 of 2022 and S.I. No. 382 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 12 July 1976 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Appl. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 69(4)(b), 104(4)(b)
Cir. Ct. to be known as "the Circuit Family Court", when exercising its jurisdiction under etc. 6/1989, ss. 31, 46 (2)
Conduct of Dist. Ct. proceedings under. 6/1989, ss. 45, 46 (2)
Conduct of proceedings in Cir. and High Cts. 6/1989, ss. 33, 46 (2)
Court fees excluded for proceedings under S.I. No. 369 of 1997, arts. 2, 5(a)(iv)
  S.I. No. 343 of 1989, arts. 2, 6
  S.I. No. 342 of 1989, arts. 2, 5
Ct. powers in proceedings under. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 47 (1) (6) (c)
Effect in relation to judgment mortgages 27/2009, ss. 2, 117(4)(a)
Exempt. retro 26/1995, ss. 1 (2), 54 (2)
Fees excluded S.I. No. 45 of 1982, arts. 2, 5
Fees payable in proceedings brought under restricted S.I. No. 21 of 1984, art. 5
Forms and procedures prescribed S.I. No. 510 of 2001
Hearing of proceedings under. 6/1989, ss. 32, 46 (2)
Saver for jurisdiction of court under 27/2009, ss. 2, 31(5)
Saver 34/2009, ss. 1(2), 182(9)
  27/2009, ss. 2, 21(6)
Saving for jurisdiction thereunder. 6/1989, ss. 19, 46 (2)
Surrender of cert. dwellings a conveyance of an interest for purps. of. 6/1982, ss. 1 (2), 10 (2)
S. 2(2), subsec. substit. with saver. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 54 (1) (a) (2)
S. 3 charging orders made under section and charges arising under such orders confirmed not conveyances for the purposes of section 28/2022, ss. 34(3), (4), 34(6)
S. 3 restricted 21/2014, ss. 2, 26(12)
  22/2009, ss. 1 (4), 46(13), 74(13), 88(7), 98(15), 99(10)
  15/2009, ss. 2, 17(9)
S. 3 (1) am. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 54 (1) (b) (i)
S. 3 (1), am. retro. 22/1981, s.10
S. 3 (1), ct. power to order rstrct. applic. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 54 (3)
S. 3 (8), (9), subsecs. ins. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 54 (1) (b) (ii)
S. 3(8)(c) form prescribed under S.I. No. 52 of 2008, rls. 1, 17
Ss. 4, 5 appl. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 10 (1) (c)
Ss. 4, 5, power of ct. to make o. under. 6/1989, ss. 16 (d), 46 (2)
S. 5 application extended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 15(1), 2(c)
S. 5 appl. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 6 (c)
S.5, power of ct. to make o. under. 6/1989, ss. 11 (c), 46 (2)
  33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 11 (c), 15 (1) (c)
S. 7 appl. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 10 (1) (c)
S. 7 saver for jurisdiction of court under 27/2009, ss. 2 , 101 (7)
S. 7 power of ct. to make order under 33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 15 (1) (c)
S. 8 saver for jurisdiction of court under 27/2009, ss. 2 , 101 (7)
S. 9 application extended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 15(1), 2(c)
S. 9 appl. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 6 (c), 10 (1) (c)
S. 9 power of ct. to make o. under 6/1989, ss. 11 (d), 16 (d), 46 (2)
  33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 11 (c), 15 (1) (c)
S. 9(1) form prescribed S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 60, rl. 4, forms 60.1, 60.2 , sch. C
S. 9 (1), am. retro. 22/1981, s.10
S. 9(2) application extended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 13(1)
S. 9(2) form prescribed S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 60, rl. 5, forms 60.3, 60.4 , sch. C
S. 9 (2) appl. 21/1981, ss. 9 (1), 18
S. 9 (2), appl. to cert. oo. 1/1996, ss. 8 (1) (2), 25
S. 9 (3) (in pt.) rep., transit. provns. 21/1981, ss. 17, 18
S. 9(4) form prescribed S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 60, rl. 6, form 60.5 , sch. C
S. 9(5) form prescribed S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 60, rl. 7, forms 60.6-7 , sch. C
S. 10 application restricted 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 13(2)
S. 10 am. prosp. 11/1981, ss. 13, 33 (3)
S. 10, applic. of. 21/1981, ss. 9 (2), 18
S. 10, applic. rstrct. 1/1996, ss. 8 (2), 25
  31/2004, ss. 1 (2), 40 (1)-(10)
S. 10(4) am. 31/2004, ss. 1 (2), 48 (a)
S. 10(5) am. 20/1991, ss. 8, 23 (3)
S. 10(5), subsec. substit. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 54 (1) (c)
S. 10(5)(a) (c) rep. 31/2004, ss. 1 (2), 48 (b)
S. 10(5)(b) am. 32/2013, ss. 1(3), 15, schedule pt. 2 item 3
  31/2004, ss. 1(2), 48(b)(ii)
S. 10(5)(b), am. with saving. 15/2002, ss. 1 (2), 14, sch. 2, pt. 2
S. 10(8), subsec. ins. 31/2004, ss. 1 (2), 48 (c)
S. 11 application extended S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 60 rl. 10
S. 12 form prescribed under S.I. No. 52 of 2008, rls. 1, 16
S. 14 (in pt.) rep. 3/1998, s.125, sch. 8
S. 15 form prescribed S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 60, rl. 8, form 60.8, sch. C

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act