(a-6) In a review under subsection (b-4.5) of Section 504 of this Act, the court may enter a fixed-term maintenance award that bars future maintenance only if, at the time of the entry of the award, the marriage had lasted 10 years or less at the time the original action was commenced.
(b) The provisions as to property disposition may not be revoked or
unless the court finds the existence of conditions that justify the
reopening of a judgment under the laws of this State.
(c) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties in a written agreement
set forth in the judgment or otherwise approved by the court, the obligation
to pay future maintenance is terminated upon the death of either party, or
the remarriage of the party receiving maintenance, or if the party
receiving maintenance cohabits with another person on a resident,
continuing conjugal basis. A payor's obligation to pay maintenance or unallocated maintenance terminates by operation of law on the date the recipient remarries or the date the court finds cohabitation began. The payor is entitled to reimbursement for all maintenance paid from that date forward. Any termination of an obligation for maintenance as a result of the death of the payor party, however, shall be inapplicable to any right of the other party or such other party's designee to receive a death benefit under such insurance on the payor party's life. A party receiving maintenance must advise the payor of his or her intention to marry at least 30 days before the remarriage, unless the decision is made within this time period. In that event, he or she must notify the other party within 72 hours of getting married.
(c-5) In an adjudicated case, the court shall make specific factual findings as to the reason for the modification as well as the amount, nature, and duration of the modified maintenance award.
(d) Unless otherwise provided in this Act, or as agreed in writing or
provided in the
judgment, provisions for the support of a child are terminated by emancipation
child, or if the child has attained the age of 18 and is still attending
provisions for the support of the child are terminated upon the date that the
graduates from high school or the date the child attains the age of 19,
earlier, but not by the death of a parent obligated to support or educate the
An existing obligation to pay for support
or educational expenses, or both, is not terminated by the death of a
parent. When a parent obligated to pay support or educational
expenses, or both, dies, the amount of support or educational expenses, or
both, may be enforced, modified, revoked or commuted to a lump sum payment,
as equity may require, and that determination may be provided for at the
time of the dissolution of the marriage or thereafter.
(e) The right to petition for support or educational expenses, or both,
under Sections 505 and 513 is not extinguished by the death of a parent.
Upon a petition filed before or after a parent's death, the court may award
sums of money out of the decedent's estate for the child's support or
educational expenses, or both, as equity may require. The time within
which a claim may be filed against the estate of a decedent under Sections
505 and 513 and subsection (d) and this subsection shall be governed by the
provisions of the Probate Act of 1975, as a barrable, noncontingent claim.
(f) A petition to modify or terminate child support or allocation of parental responsibilities shall not delay any child support enforcement litigation or
supplementary proceeding on behalf of the obligee, including, but not limited
to, a petition for a rule to show cause, for non-wage garnishment, or for a
(Source: P.A. 99-90, eff. 1-1-16