Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act 1989

Definition ( Part III ).

30

30.In this Part “ family law proceedings”, in relation to a court, means proceedings before a court of competent jurisdiction under—

( a) this Act,

( b) the Adoption Acts, 1952 to 1988,

( c) the Family Home Protection Act, 1976,

( d) the Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act, 1976,

( e) the Family Law (Protection of Spouses and Children) Act, 1981,

( f) the Family Law Act, 1981,

( g) the Guardianship of Infants Act, 1964,

( h) the Legitimacy Declaration Act (Ireland), 1868,

( i) the Married Women’s Status Act, 1957, or

( j) the Status of Children Act, 1987, F30 [ and includes proceedings relating to nullity of marriage ]

or between spouses under the Partition Act, 1868, and the Partition Act, 1876, where the fact that they are married to each other is of relevance to the proceedings.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F30

Inserted (15.12.1995) by Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 (31/1995), s. 53, commenced on enactment.

Editorial Notes:

E19

The Adoption Acts 1952 to 1988 were repealed (1.11.2010) by Adoption Act 2010 (21/2010), s. 7 and sch. 1 part 1, S.I. No. 511 of 2010.

E20

The Partition Acts 1868 and 1876 were repealed (1.12.2009) by Land And Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (27/2009), s. 8(3) and sch. 2, S.I. No. 356 of 2009.

E21

The Family Law (Protection of Spouses and Children) Act 1981 (21/1981) was repealed (27.03.1996) by Domestic Violence Act 1996 (1/1996), s. 23(1), commenced as per s. 25(1).