Definition - What does Ancillary Relief mean?
Ancillary relief refers to an application filed with the court following a divorce petition. Its purpose is to fairly distribute a sum of money or the marital assets between spouses. The term is mostly restricted to jurisdictions in the United Kingdom.
Justipedia explains Ancillary Relief
In the United States, there are actions that would fall under the idea of ancillary relief. Alimony pendente lite would be a form of ancillary relief. It is temporary alimony paid by one spouse to the other spouse while the divorce case is pending before the court.