71 Costs of contravention

(1)

On an application for the purpose or on its own initiative, the court may order a party to a parenting order (party B) to reimburse another party to the order (party A), either wholly or in part, for costs party A incurred, if the court is satisfied—

(a)

that party B contravened the order and had no reasonable excuse for doing so; and

(b)

that the contravention caused party A to incur the costs; and

(c)

that the costs party A incurred were reasonable in the circumstances.

(2)

An order under subsection (1) (the costs order) may require costs (being costs party A incurred and is, under the order, entitled to be reimbursed for by party B) to be satisfied from money—

(a)

deposited in the court by party B as a bond required by an order under section 70(1); and

(b)

forfeited by a direction under section 70(4) made at the same time as the costs order is made.

(3)

Nothing in this section limits section 121 or section 142.