In re Marriage of Earlywine

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 114779
Decision Date: 
October 3, 2013
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Stephenson Co.
Justice: 
BURKE
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed; circuit court affirmed in part and vacated in part.
In ruling on interim fee petition in dissolution proceeding, trial court had discretion to order husband's attorney to turn over to wife's attorney funds received from husband's parents and held in an advance payment retainer. Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act leaves to discretion of court whether, and in what amount, interim attorney fees may be awarded.(KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, THOMAS, GARMAN, KARMEIER, and THEIS, concurring.)