Seeking attorney fees and costs under section 508(c) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act does not constitute a "distinct cause of action" that allows the other party to, in return, seek fees resulting from the hearing on the section 508(c) petition.
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was modified to require that grandparents and great-grandparents seeking visitation rights for a grandchild with unmarried parents need only legally establish the parent-child relationship for the parent to whom they are related.
The Illinois Appellate Court reversed a relocation order and found that the relocation was against the best interest of the children when the mother would remain in Illinois and the father could find favorable employment in Illinois.
The Code of Civil Procedure was amended to require notice be given for any name change involving a minor and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act received updates to its provisions regarding the use of former or maiden names and maintenance payments.
On January 31, 2018, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the Third District found the respondent mother dispositionally unfit and made the father sole guardian and custodian while terminating wardship of the minors.
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is amended and provides that the court order in a dissolution of marriage shall contain a provision authorizing the person to resume use of his or her former or maiden name, should he or she choose to do so.
Collaborative law, a consensual, non-litigation model of conflict resolution, has been practiced in Illinois for more than 15 years. The Illinois Collaborative Process Act formally recognizes its use in family law and other settings.