Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011

60.

Amendment of Domestic Violence Act 1996.

60.— The Domestic Violence Act 1996 is amended—

( a) in the definition of “the applicant” in section 2(1)( a):

(i) by the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (ii):

“(ii) is not the spouse or civil partner within the meaning of the Act of 2010 of the respondent and is not related to the respondent within the prohibited degrees of relationship, but lived with the respondent in an intimate and committed relationship prior to the application for the safety order, or”,

(ii) in subparagraph (iv), by the substitution of “primarily contractual, or” for “primarily contractual;”, and

(iii) by the insertion of the following subparagraph after subparagraph (iv):

“(v) is a parent of a child whose other parent is the respondent;”,

and

( b) in the definition of “the applicant” in section 3(1), by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph ( b):

“( b) is not the spouse or civil partner within the meaning of the Act of 2010 of the respondent and is not related to the respondent within the prohibited degrees of relationship, but lived with the respondent in an intimate and committed relationship for a period of at least six months in aggregate during the period of nine months immediately prior to the application for the barring order, or”.