Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act 1989

Amendment of section 3 of Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act, 1976.

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25. (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, section 3 (1) of the Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act, 1976, is hereby amended by the deletion in the definition of “ antecedent order” of—

“( i) an order for payment of alimony pending suit or permanent alimony;”

and the substitution of—

“( i) an order for alimony pending suit;

( j) an order for payment of maintenance pending suit under the Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act, 1989, or a periodical payments order under that Act”.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall not affect the application of the Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act, 1976, to an order for payment of permanent alimony in force at the commencement of this Act.