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I am sorry to hear about this situation.
1) Generally speaking,the Court does have discretion to award fees if it feels that they are equitable (fairly imposed). Under 750 ILCS 5/508: "The court from time to time, after due notice and hearing, and after considering the financial resources of the parties, may order any party to pay a reasonable amount for his own or the other party's costs and attorney's fees." See HERE. So it is at the discretion of the Judge. Much will be contingent upon whether or not the claim had merit to begin with or if it was frivolous.
2) There is no mandate to inform the parties/Court if one wants to file such an administrative complaint.
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