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Powers of court in proceedings under Subdivision

             (1)  In proceedings under this Subdivision in relation to the birth of a child, the court may make such order as it thinks proper.

             (2)  In exercising its powers under this Subdivision, a court may do all or any of the following:

                     (a)  order payment of a lump sum, whether in one amount or by instalments;

                     (b)  order payment of a weekly, monthly or other periodic amount;

                     (c)  order that payment of an amount ordered to be paid be wholly or partly secured as the court specifies;

                     (d)  order that any necessary instrument be executed, and that such documents of title be produced and such other things be done, as are necessary to enable an order to be carried out effectively or to provide security for the due performance of an order;

                     (e)  order that payment be made to a specified person or public authority or into court;

                      (f)  make a permanent order, an order pending the disposal of proceedings, an order for a fixed period or an order until further order;

                     (g)  make an order imposing terms and conditions;

                     (h)  make an order by consent;

                      (i)  make any other order (whether or not of the same nature as those referred to in paragraphs (a) to (h)) that it considers appropriate;

                      (j)  make an order under this Subdivision at any time (whether before or after the birth of the relevant child).

             (3)  The applicable Rules of Court may make provision with respect to the making of orders under this Subdivision (whether as to their form or otherwise) for the purpose of facilitating their enforcement and the collection of amounts payable under them.

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