Children and Family Relationships Act 2015

71.

Amendment of section 3 of Act of 1976

71. Section 3 of the Act of 1976 is amended in subsection (1) —

(a) in the definition of “antecedent order”, by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (d):

“(da) an order under section 8A of this Act (in so far as it is deemed under that section to be a maintenance order),”,

(b) in the definition of “maintenance debtor”, by the substitution of “person” for “spouse” wherever it occurs,

(c) in the definition of “maintenance order”, by the substitution of “an order under section 5, 5A, 5B or 5C” for “an order under either section 5 or 5A”, and

(d) by the insertion of the following definitions:

“‘Act of 2010’ means the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010;

‘civil partner’ shall be construed in accordance with section 3 of the Act of 2010;

‘cohabitant’ shall be construed in accordance with section 172(1) of the Act of 2010 and includes a former cohabitant;”.