"(a) reserves the right provided for in Article 26(2) not to recognize or enforce a decision or settlement in respect of maintenance obligations between persons related collaterally and between persons related by affinity unless that decision or settlement requires the maintenance debtor to make payments to a person who is a child of the family (for the purposes of the law of England and Wales and Northern Ireland) or who is a child of the maintenance creditor who has been accepted as a child of the family by the maintenance debtor (for the purposes of the law of Scotland).
(b) reserves the right provided for in Article 26(3) not to recognize or enforce a decision or settlement unless it provides for the periodical payment of maintenance."
and under the declaration with reference to Article 33 that the Convention shall extend to all the territorial units of the United Kingdom: England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland.
The following authorities will receive requests for the recognition and enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations:
in England and Wales:
Home Office, C2 Division, Queen Anne's Gate, LONDON SW1H 9AT
in Northern Ireland:
Northern Ireland Courts Service, Windsor House, 9-15 Bedford Street, BELFAST BT2 7LT
Scottish Courts Administration, P.O. Box 37, 28 North Bridge, EDINBURGH EH1 1RA