[UPDATED THROUGH May 9, 2013]
In re Marriage of Earlywine
Supreme Court Number: 114779
Appellate Court: Second District
Appellate Court Case Number: 2-11-0730
Issues Presented: Is an advance payment retainer to a spouse's retained attorney in divorce proceedings the attorney's property at the moment of payment, and therefore not subject to disgorgement for an award of interim attorney's fees pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/501(c-1), the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act?
Mayfield v. Mayfield
Supreme Court Number: 114655
Appellate Court: Fourth District
Appellate Court Case Number: 4-11-0737
Issues Presented: (1) Is a lump-sum workers’ compensation settlement “net income” within the meaning of Section 505(a)(3) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act; and (2) If so, is the 20% rule-of-thumb set forth in Section 505(a) of the Act for calculating the per-child support obligation applicable to the entire settlement?
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