(1) Subject to any order made by the court under subsection (2), where, in proceedings under this Act, a court makes an order for the payment of money (other than an order for the payment by way of maintenance of a periodic sum), interest is payable, at the rate prescribed by the applicable Rules of Court, from:
(a) the date on which the order is made; or
(b) the date on which the order takes effect;
whichever is later, on so much of the money as is from time to time unpaid.
(2) A court that makes an order for the payment of money as mentioned in subsection (1) may order that interest is not payable on the money payable under the first-mentioned order or may order:
(a) that interest is payable at a rate specified in the order, being a rate other than the rate prescribed by the applicable Rules of Court; or
(b) that interest is payable from a date specified in the order, being a date other than the date from which the interest would be payable under subsection (1).