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The jurisdiction of the courts to deal with applications for maintenance for the benefit of children is set out in Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) at para 14.
At present, ChA 1989, Sch 1, para 14 provides that jurisdiction of the UK courts is defined by the EU Maintenance Regulation (Council Regulation 4/2009). Specifically, Article 3 of the EU Maintenance Regulation provides that:
‘In matters relating to maintenance obligations in Member States, jurisdiction shall lie with(a) the court for the place where the defendant is habitually resident, or(b) the court for the place where the creditor is habitually resident, or(c) the court which, according to its own law, has jurisdiction to entertain proceedings concerning t
‘In matters relating to maintenance obligations in Member States, jurisdiction shall lie with
(a) the court for the place where the defendant is habitually resident, or
(b) the court for the place where the creditor is habitually resident, or
(c) the court which, according to its own law, has jurisdiction to entertain proceedings concerning t
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