Family Law Act 1981

Jurisdiction ( sections 6 and 7).

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8. (1) The Circuit Court shall, concurrently with the High Court, have jurisdiction to hear and determine proceedings under section 6 or 7 subject, in the case of a claim exceeding F1 [ 75,000 ] , to the like consents as are required for the purposes of section 22 of the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act, 1961.

(2) The District Court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine proceedings under section 6 or 7 where the amount claimed does not exceed F2 [ 15,000 ].

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Substituted (3.02.2014) by Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (32/2013), s. 14 and sch. pt. 1 item 3, S.I. No. 566 of 2013.

F2

Substituted (3.02.2014) by Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (32/2013), s. 15 and sch. pt. 2 item 6, S.I. No. 566 of 2015.

Editorial Notes:

E7

Previous affecting provision: section amended by Courts and Court Officers Act 2002 (15/2002), ss. 13 and 14 and sch. 2, not commenced; repealed (3.02.2014) by Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (32/2013), s. 2(1), S.I. No. 566 of 2013.

E8

Previous affecting provision: section amended (15.08.1991) by Courts Act 1991 (20/1991), s. 13, commenced as per s. 23(3); further amended as per F-note above.