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Enforcement of foreign maintenance

Where a request is received through the Central Authority for Maintenance Recovery to enforce a maintenance order in the District Court it can be referred to a private practitioner under the District Court scheme. As the maintenance creditor (the person to whom the maintenance is owed) lives outside Ireland, the managing solicitor can select a solicitor on the panel.

The solicitor should practice in the District Court Area where the application is to be made. The managing solicitor should operate a strict rota to ensure that the private solicitors on the panel in the particular District Court Area receive a fair distribution of these cases.