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Maintenance Amendment Act, No. 9 of 2015

Long title


To amend the Maintenance Act, 1998, so as to further regulate the lodging of complaints relating to maintenance and the jurisdiction of maintenance courts; to further regulate the investigation of maintenance complaints; to further regulate the securing of witnesses for purposes of a maintenance enquiry; to further regulate maintenance enquiries in order to make provision for the granting of interim maintenance orders; to further regulate the making of maintenance orders; to further regulate the making of maintenance orders by consent; to further regulate the circumstances in which maintenance orders may be granted by default; to further regulate the granting of cost orders; to regulate the effect a maintenance order made by a maintenance court has on a maintenance order made by another court; to further regulate the transfer of maintenance orders; to regulate the reporting of a maintenance defaulter to any business which has as its object the granting of credit or is involved in the credit rating of persons; to further regulate the attachment of emoluments; to increase the penalties for certain offences; to create certain new offences; to further regulate the conversion of criminal proceedings into maintenance enquiries; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Substitution of section 6 of Act 99 of 1998
2. Amendment of section 7 of Act 99 of 1998
3. Amendment of section 9 of Act 99 of 1998
4. Amendment of section 10 of Act 99 of 1998...
5. Amendment of section 16 of Act 99 of 1998...
6. Substitution of section 17 of Act 99 of 1998
7. Amendment of section 18 of Act 99 of 1998
8. Substitution of section 20 of Act 99 of 1998
9. Substitution of section 22 of Act 99 of 1998
10. Amendment of section 23 of Act 99 of 1998
11. Amendment of section 26 of Act 99 of 1998....
12. Amendment of section 28 of Act 99 of 1998
13. Amendment of section 31 of Act 99 of 1998
14. Substitution of section 35 of Act 99 of 1998
15. Substitution of section 38 of Act 99 of 1998
16. Substitution of section 39 of Act 99 of 1998
17. Insertion of section 39A in Act 99 of 1998
18. Substitution of section 41 of Act 99 of 1998
19. Short title and commencement
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