12 Revocation of interim order

(1)

On the application of any person, the court may in its discretion revoke an interim order in respect of any child on such terms as the court thinks fit, including an order for the refund by some person specified in the order of money spent by any proposed adopter for the child’s benefit.

(1A)

Where on the application of any person the District Court has refused to revoke an interim order in respect of any child, that person may, within 1 month after the date of the refusal, appeal to the High Court against the refusal; and the High Court may in its discretion make any order which the District Court could have made under subsection (1).

(1B)

Where any interim order has been revoked as aforesaid, the person or persons in whose favour the interim order was made may, within 1 month after the date of the revocation, appeal to the High Court against the revocation or against the terms of the revocation; and the High Court may, if it thinks fit, cancel the revocation or vary the terms thereof.

(2)

Any such order for the refund of money shall be enforceable as a judgment of the court in favour of the person to whom the money has to be repaid.

Section 12(1A): inserted, on 24 September 1965, by section 4 of the Adoption Amendment Act 1965 (1965 No 32).

Section 12(1A): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 12(1A): amended, on 1 April 1980, pursuant to section 18(2) of the District Courts Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 125).

Section 12(1A): amended, on 1 April 1980, pursuant to section 12 of the Judicature Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 124).

Section 12(1B): inserted, on 24 September 1965, by section 4 of the Adoption Amendment Act 1965 (1965 No 32).

Section 12(1B): amended, on 1 April 1980, pursuant to section 12 of the Judicature Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 124).