(750 ILCS 22/313)
Costs and fees.
(a) The petitioner may not be required to pay a filing fee
or other costs.
(b) If an obligee prevails, a responding tribunal of this State may
assess against an obligor
filing fees, reasonable attorney's fees, other
costs, and necessary
travel and other reasonable expenses incurred by the obligee
and the obligee's
witnesses. The tribunal may not assess fees,
or expenses against the obligee or the support enforcement
agency of either
the initiating or responding state or foreign country, except as provided by other
law. Attorney's fees may be taxed as costs, and may be ordered paid
directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney's
own name. Payment of support owed to the obligee has
priority over fees,
costs, and expenses.
(c) The tribunal shall order the payment of costs and
reasonable attorney's fees if it determines that a hearing was requested
primarily for delay. In a proceeding under Article 6,
a hearing is presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if a
registered support order is confirmed or enforced without change.
(Source: P.A. 99-119, eff. 1-1-16