Will my spouse be required to pay my attorney fees?

Generally, each party is responsible for their own fees in an Illinois divorce. However, a party may petition the court for interim fees if the other spouse has greater access to resources or has an ability to pay the other party’s attorneys’ fees.

Moreover, a spouse may be required to pay attorneys’ fees if that spouse is found to be in contempt of court for a violation of a court order. Accordingly, it pays to follow all court orders which are entered in court.