Bill Status of HB5853 94th General Assembly
Short Description: MARRIAGE ACT-JURY TRIAL
Rep. Monique D. Davis
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that a party to an action for declaration of invalidity of marriage, dissolution of marriage, or legal separation may demand a trial by jury in accordance with the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that the grounds for declaration of invalidity of marriage, dissolution of marriage, or legal separation shall be tried by the court without a jury. Provides that uncontested issues shall not be tried by a jury. Provides that proceedings for temporary relief and all post-judgment proceedings to enforce or modify a judgment of dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or invalidity of marriage shall be heard by the court without a jury. Provides that, in an action tried by the court without a jury, the court may interview a child of the marriage in chambers. Provides that, where the issue of custody is tried by a court with a jury, the court shall determine questions of law and the jury shall determine questions of fact.