“Initial order”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

The order for custody, child support or spousal support made at the time of the divorce or, in some cases, the first order made thereafter. Sometimes referred to as an "original order" and to be contrasted with subsequent orders made on variation or review. Not to be confused with interim orders. (See also interim support, variation and review.)

Source: Glossary of Terms - Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines July 2008, Department of Justice Canada