- A decision by a judge, known as a declaratory judgment, that settles the rights of parties under a contract or law, usually requested during a contract dispute lawsuit. The goal is that resolving the legal rights early can solve some or all remaining issues in the case
- In a tenant and landlord dispute, the tenant sought declaratory relief to understand their rights under the lease.
- The company sought declaratory relief from the court to determine its obligations under the new regulations.
- In a dispute over a will, the heirs asked for declaratory relief to clarify their inheritance rights under the law.