Guardianship of Infants Act 1964
Jurisdiction in guardianship matters.
F13[5.—(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the jurisdiction conferred on a court by this Part may be exercised by the Circuit Court or the District Court.
(2) The District Court and the Circuit Court, on appeal from the District Court, shall not have jurisdiction to make an order under this Act for the payment of a periodical sum F14[at a rate greater than €150 per week towards the maintenance of a child or a lump sum order greater than €15,000 for the benefit of a child].
(3) The jurisdiction conferred by this Part is in addition to any other jurisdiction to appoint or remove guardians or as to the wardship of F15[children] or the care of F15[children]’s estates.]
Substituted (12.05.1982) by Courts Act 1981 (11/1981) s. 15(1)(a), commenced as per s. 33(3).
Substituted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 46, S.I. No. 12 of 2016.
Substituted (9.01.1998) by Children Act 1997 (40/1997), s. 12, commenced as per s. 1(2).
Previous affecting provision: amount of weekly payment increased (15.08.1991) by Courts Act 1991 (20/1991), s. 12, commenced as per s. 23(3).
Previous affecting provision: subs. (2) amended (1.10.2002) by Courts and Court Officers Act 2002 (15/2002), s. 21, S.I. No. 407 of 2002; superseded as per F-note above.
Previous affecting provision: subs. (2) amended (9.01.1998) by Children Act 1997 (40/1997), s. 12, commenced as per s. 1(2); superseded as per F-note above.