Since June 1, 1997 detailed legislation has been in force controlling attorney’s fees in divorce and matrimonial law matters (cases under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act – “IMDMA”). While there was the promise to quickly amend this legislation to address some of the significant concerns, until 2009 there were no significant amendments. Effective January 1, 2016, we have a new amendments to the fee legislation. The 2016 amendments continue to provide some tweaks to the law regarding attorney’s fees in divorce cases. Note that separately I have an outline that addressing issues unique to parentage in Illinois family law cases.
This article was recently cited by the appellate court IMRO Anderson, 2015 IL App (3d) 140257.