In re Marriage of Tomlins

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 120099
Decision Date: 
January 14, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Peoria Co.
Justice: 
CARTER
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court's entry of a bifucated judgment of dissolution is a final and appealable order under Rule 301, and thus whether court had made Rule 304(a) finding is irrelevant to appellate court's jurisdiction. Appropriate circumstances existed to bifurcate judgment, given protracted and contentious litigation and allegations of physical abuse by husband against wife and son. (McDADE and O'BRIEN, concurring.)