In some cases, ISO may be used where two spouses are divorced, where no corollary relief order was issued as part of the divorce.
A ‘corollary relief order’ is an order issued as part of a divorce, that deals with all of the issues dealt with as part of the divorce, such as custody and access, support, and division of property and debts. Some places may call this type of order by another name.
When parties do not have a corollary relief order, this means that the spouses were divorced without getting an order as part of the divorce that dealt with the issues discussed above – like parenting arrangements and support issues.
If this is your situation, or you are unsure, getting information from a court staff member or lawyer will help you make an informed decision about which application process to use in your case.