Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996

Preliminary orders in proceedings for divorce.


11.Where an application is made to the court for the grant of a decree of divorce, the court, before deciding whether to grant or refuse to grant the decree, may, in the same proceedings and without the institution of proceedings under the Act concerned, if it appears to the court to be proper to do so, make one or more of the following orders—

F11[(a) a safety order, barring order, interim barring order or protection order under the Act of 2018,]

(b) an order under section 11 of the Act of 1964,

(c) an order under section 5 or 9 of the Family Home Protection Act, 1976.




Substituted (1.01.2019) by Domestic Violence Act 2018 (6/2018), s. 47(b), S.I. No. 532 of 2018.

Editorial Notes:


Power granted to Court, in proceedings relating to subs. (b), to direct the HSE to undertake an investigation of a child’s circumstances by Child Care Act 1991 (17/1991), s. 20(1), as substituted (9.01.1998) by Children Act 1997 (40/1997), s. 17, commenced as per s. 1(2).