Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

51.

Lump sum maintenance orders.

51.— (1) The court may, F15 [ on making a maintenance order or a variation order ], order the maintenance debtor in addition to, or instead of such an order, to make a lump sum payment or lump sum payments to the maintenance creditor of such amount or amounts and at such time or times as may be specified in the order.

(2) The amount or aggregate amount of a lump sum payment or of lump sum payments to a maintenance creditor under an order under this section shall be—

( a) if the order is instead of an order for the making of periodical payments to the maintenance creditor, such amount as the court considers appropriate having regard to the amount of the periodical payments that would have been made, and the periods during which and the times at which they would have been made, but for this section, and

( b) if the first-mentioned order is in addition to an order for the making of periodical payments to the maintenance creditor, such amount as the court considers appropriate having regard to the amount of the periodical payments and the periods during which and the times at which they will be made.

F16 [ (2A) Where the court makes an order under subsection (1) that is for the benefit of a child, the court may specify in the order the manner in which, or purpose for which, the payment or payments referred to in that subsection are to be applied, including in providing suitable accommodation for the child to whom the order relates. ]

(3) The amount or aggregate amount of a lump sum payment or of lump sum payments provided for in an order of the District Court under this section shall not exceed F17 [ 15,000 ].

Annotations:

Amendments:

F15

Substituted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 144(a), S.I. No. 12 of 2016.

F16

Inserted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 144(b), S.I. No. 12 of 2016.

F17

Substituted (3.02.2014) by Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (32/2013), s. 21(a), S.I. No. 566 of 2013.