In re Marriage of Mathis

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL 113496
Decision Date: 
December 28, 2012
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Champaign Co.
Justice: 
THEIS
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed; circuit court vacated; remanded.
In a bifurcated dissolution of marriage proceeding, when a grounds judgment has been entered, and when there is a lengthy delay (10 years in this case) between the date of entry of grounds judgment and hearing on ancillary issues, the appropriate date for valuation of marital property is the date of dissolution. (FREEMAN, KARMEIER, and BURKE, concurring; GARMAN, KILBRIDE, and THOMAS, dissenting.)