1In the child support enforcement action filed by the Illinois Department of Public Aid (the
Department), the respondent was denoted as Sarah Hines-Gary in the caption. When the petitioner
filed his petition for dissolution, the same spelling was used. However, we note that, in various
pleadings in the record, the respondent consistently maintains that her maiden name is Hinds and that
her married name is Sarah Hinds Gary, and her signature reflects this spelling. Accordingly, on
appeal we have adopted the spelling asserted by the respondent rather than the spelling employed
in the caption of the case as it appeared in the circuit court.
No. 2--08--0342 Filed: 8-12-08
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re MARRIAGE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
THEODORE S. GARY III, ) of McHenry County.
and ) Nos. 04--FA--139
SARAH HINDS GARY,1 ) Honorable
) Gerald M. Zopp, Jr.,
Respondent-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE GILLERAN JOHNSON delivered the opinion of the court:
This case grows out of efforts by the respondent, Sarah Hinds Gary, to enforce a marital
separation order in Illinois against the petitioner, Theodore S. Gary III. During the course of these
efforts, Theodore filed a petition for dissolution in McHenry County, in the same court conducting