§ 8. Where an application is made by a party to a marriage for an order under section 2, 6 or 7 of this Act, then, if there is a child of the family who is under the age of eighteen, the court shall not dismiss or make a final order on the application until it has decided whether to exercise any of its powers under the Children Act 1989 with respect to the child."
§ 26B. In section 19(3A)(b) (interim orders) for the words "subsections (2) and" there shall be substituted "subsection".
§ 26C. For section 20(12) of that Act (variation and revocation of orders for periodical payments) there shall be substituted—
§ "(12) An application under this section may be made—
- (a) where it is for the variation or revocation of an order under section 2, 6, 7 or 19 of this Act for periodical payments, by either party to the marriage in question; and
- (b) where it is for the variation of an order under section 2(1)(c), 6, or 7 of this Act for periodical payments to or in respect of a child, also by the child himself, if he has attained the age of sixteen."
§ 26D.—(1) For section 20A of that Act (revival of orders for periodical payments) there shall be substituted—