MATHIAS-BROSNAHAN-LANG-WAIT, JOHNSON,TIM AND OSMOND.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and
the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984. Replaces existing provisions
regarding the appointment of an attorney to represent a child with a
provision authorizing the court to appoint, in a case involving
support, custody, visitation, education, parentage, property interest,
or general welfare of a child, either (i) an attorney to represent the
child, (ii) a guardian ad litem for the child, or (iii) a child's
representative who will have the same power and authority to take part
in the conduct of the litigation as does an attorney for a party and
who will possess all the powers of investigation and recommendation as
does a guardian ad litem. Provides for the appointment of more than
one attorney for a child and for the payment of fees and costs for the
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Children and Family Services)
There is no measurable fiscal impact.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the court may not order payment of attorney costs
and fees by the Illinois Department of Public Aid in cases in which
the Department is providing child and spouse support services under
Article X of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0410
Last action date: 99-08-06
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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