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Maintenance Act, No. 99 of 1998

Long title


To restate and amend certain laws relating to maintenance.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF ACT
1.  Definitions
2.  Application of Act

CHAPTER 2. MAINTENANCE COURTS AND COURT OFFICERS
3.  Maintenance courts
4.  Maintenance officers
5.  Maintenance investigators

CHAPTER 3. MAINTENANCE ENQUIRIES
6.  Complaints relating to maintenance
7.  Investigation of complaints
8.  Examination of persons by maintenance officer
9.  Maintenance officer may cause witnesses to be subpoenaed
10.  Enquiry by maintenance court
11.  Rights and privileges of witnesses
12.  Proof of statements in writing by consent
13.  Evidence and findings of fact recorded in respect of existing maintenance order
14.  Proof of entries in accounting records and documentation of banks

CHAPTER 4. MAINTENANCE AND OTHER ORDERS
15.  Duty of parents to support their children
16.  Maintenance and ancillary orders
17.  Orders by consent
18.  Orders by default
19.  Variation or setting aside of certain orders
20. Orders as to costs of service and directions [...Title amended by Act 2013_009_008_20150909 - was entitled "Orders as to costs of service"] 
21.  Orders relating to scientific tests regarding paternity
22.  Notice of substitution or discharge of maintenance orders
23.  Transfer of maintenance orders
24.  Effect of orders of maintenance court
25.  Appeals against orders

CHAPTER 5. CIVIL EXECUTION
26.  Enforcement of maintenance or other orders
27.  Warrants of execution
28.  Attachment of emoluments
29. Notice relating to attachment of emolument
30. Attachment of debts

CHAPTER 6. OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
31. Offences relating to maintenance orders
32. Offences relating to examination of persons by maintenance officer
33. Offences relating to witnesses
34. Offences relating to false information
35. Offences relating to maintenance enquiries
36. Offences relating to publication of information in respect of children
37. Offences relating to disclosure
38. Offences relating to certain notices
39. Offences relating to notice of change of address
39A. Offences relating to maintenance investigators [...inserted by Act 2013_009_017_20150909] 

CHAPTER 7. ORDERS RELATING TO PROSECUTIONS
40. Recovery of arrear maintenance
41. Conversion of criminal proceedings into maintenance enquiry

CHAPTER 8. GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
42. Record of proceedings at maintenance enquiries
43. Photographs of persons subject to maintenance orders
44. Regulations
45. Repeal or amendment of laws, and savings
46. Transitional arrangements in respect of execution of maintenance or other orders
47. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED OR AMENDED (SECTION 45) [s45]

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