Assuming that the court has jurisdiction it can, consistent with the rules order a party to contribute to the other party's fees.
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Section 508 of the IMDMA provides that, under certain circumstances, you may be responsible for payment of attorney's fees. However, just because counsel seeks contribution to her fees does not automatically mean they will be awarded. Additionally, you have not provided any facts which would indicate a violation or compliance with Supreme Court Rule 137. http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/Rules/Art_II/default.asp if you have not already done so, you should review that rule so that you are very familiar with it, as well as section 508 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=075000050HPt%2E+V&ActID=2086&ChapterID=59&SeqStart=6000000&SeqEnd=8300000
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