No. 2--06--0289 filed: 1/17/07
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re MARRIAGE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
LINDA THOMSEN, ) of Lake County.
and ) No. 89--D--1855
DAVID THOMSEN, n/k/a David )
Christopher, ) Honorable
) Joseph R. Waldeck,
Respondent-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE BYRNE delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent, David Thomsen, n/k/a David Christopher, appeals, inter alia, from orders (1)
concealing the identity of his daughter Kiersten's college; (2) compelling him to pay 50% of her
college tuition and related expenses; (3) denying his second amended petition for DNA testing,
and (4) awarding sanctions to petitioner, Linda Thomsen. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.
The record on appeal reveals that the parties were married in February 1982. During the
marriage, two children were born, Kiersten and Ashlea.
On June 26, 1990, during dissolution proceedings, petitioner petitioned to terminate
respondent's visitation, alleging, among other things, that Kiersten was sexually abused by
respondent. On April 22, 1991, the parties stipulated that Dr. Ronald Tanouye would testify that