March 6, 2008
In re MARRIAGE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit
) Court of Cook County,
JODY ROSENBAUM-GOLDEN, ) Domestic Relations Division
Petitioner-Appellee, ) No. 04 D 1240
v. ) Honorable Charles Winkler,
) Judge Presiding
BRUCE P. GOLDEN, ))
JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the court:
Petitioner, Jody Rosenbaum-Golden, and respondent, Bruce Golden, were married on
December 10, 1989, and dissolution proceedings began in February 2004. During the pendency
of the proceedings, the trial court awarded petitioner $150,000 in interim attorney fees pursuant
to section 501(c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/501(c-
1) (West 2004)). Respondent refused to pay the interim award because a premarital agreement
between the parties provided that petitioner and respondent waived their rights to attorney fees.
The trial court found respondent in contempt of court. Respondent appeals.