No. 2--06--0235 Filed: 10-17-07
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re MARRIAGE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
STEVEN L. BLUM, ) of Lake County.
and ) No. 98--D--409
JUDY KOSTER, ) Honorable
) Joseph R. Waldeck,
Respondent-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE GILLERAN JOHNSON delivered the opinion of the court:
The respondent, Judy Koster, appeals from the trial court's orders modifying the maintenance
she receives from the petitioner, Steven Blum, and dismissing her petition for contribution to
attorney fees. In addition, Judy asks us to reconsider our decision in In re Marriage of Konchar, 312
Ill. App. 3d 441 (2000). For the following reasons, we reverse and remand.
Judy and Steven were married on September 13, 1982. They had two sons: Eliot (born in
1984) and Theodore (born in 1986). Steven also had a son, Josh, from his first marriage, who lived
with the family for several years. On February 25, 1998, Steven filed a petition for dissolution. On
April 6, 2000, the trial court entered a judgment for dissolution that incorporated a marital settlement