The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that attorney fees ordered to be paid by one spouse to the other spouse’s attorney in a domestic proceeding, as a result of that party’s unreasonable approach to litigation, are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy.Read More
The Illinois Supreme Court has affirmed that in a dissolution-of-marriage action, a trial court may order that advance payment retainer funds held by one party’s attorney be turned over to opposing counsel as interim attorney fees.Read More
The Fourth District of the Illinois Appellate Court has reversed its prior holding regarding the
burden of proof for non-custodial parents’ visitation rights and moved toward a more uniform
interpretation across the state on that issue.
An attorney may be forced to turn over to the opponent retainer moneys received in a dissolution-of-marriage action, regardless of the fee structure arranged with the client, a panel of the Illinois Appellate Court ruled last