Maintenance Orders (Enforcement) (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Law 2018

A LAW to amend the Maintenance Orders (Enforcement) (Jersey) Law 1999

Adopted by the States                                          16th November 2017

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council    8th February 2018

Registered by the Royal Court                              16th February 2018

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

1        Maintenance Orders (Enforcement) (Jersey) Law 1999 amended

After Article 2A of the Maintenance Orders (Enforcement) (Jersey) Law 1999[1] there shall be inserted the following Article –

“2B   Direction for registration of maintenance order

(1)     The Royal Court or the Petty Debts Court, as the case may be, may –

(a)     when making a maintenance order or at any time after that; and

(b)     on the application of the recipient,

direct that the maintenance order be registered in the Public Registry.

(2)     Upon registration pursuant to a direction under paragraph (1), the maintenance order shall take effect as a judicial hypothec upon the immovable property of the payer as if –

(a)     it were an act or judgment of the Court to which Article 13 of the Loi (1880) sur la propriété foncière[2] applied; but

(b)     securing such amounts, accruing from time to time, as the payer is liable to pay pursuant to the order.

(3)     A registration under this Article shall be cancelled only if the Court gives, on the application of the recipient or the payer, a further direction to such effect.

(4)     The Court shall not make a direction for registration under paragraph (1) unless it has given the payer an opportunity to be heard.”.

2        Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012 amended

In Article 49(1) of the Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012[3], sub-paragraph (d) shall be deleted.

3        Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Law 1949 amended

In Article 29(1) of the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Law 1949[4], sub-paragraph (d) shall be deleted.

4        Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the Maintenance Orders (Enforcement) (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018 and shall come into force 7 days after the day on which it is registered.

l.-m. hart

Deputy Greffier of the States



[1]                                    chapter 12.500

[2]                                    chapter 18.495

[3]                                    chapter 12.260

[4]                                    chapter 12.650

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