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By virtue of the compendiously entitled Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (Commencement No. 12 and Savings Provisions) and the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 15) Order 2013 SI 2013 No. 2947 the whole of the 2008 Régime is with effect from 25 November 2013 applied to new cases; and ss. 136 (supporting maintenance agreements), 140 (fees) and 141 (review of fees regulations) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 are brought in to force.

The 2008 Régime does not apply to cases existing on 25 November 2013. However by Article 4 a new case in certain limited circumstances is deemed to be an existing case; and by Article 5 some existing cases are deemed to be new cases: reference should be made to the Order.

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