This is closely related to “fact” which has been explained above but fact in issue is narrower in scope than fact itself.

For example, in a divorce petition filed by Mr. A against Mrs. A, if the latter is also ready and willing that their marriage be dissolved by the court but she is only contesting the property acquired during their marriage with Mr. A, then the contention over the property is deemed as the fact in issue or, to be put differently, as the fact in dispute between Mr. A and Mrs. A. The court may forthwith give judgment dissolving their marriage, while it goes into trial to take evidence on the issue of property, whether to decide that the property be shared by both parties or that it belongs solely to one of them.
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