When millionaires can’t pay

The American rule provides that each party in litigation is responsible for paying his or her own attorney fees. This concept is familiar in most divisions but foreign in domestic relations, where Section 508 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act grants the authority to assess fees against the other party in the form of contribution. See 750 ILCS 5/508, 5/503(j). In making an award of …

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