About the Law Offices of Patrick Markey

Sensitivity During a Difficult Time

At the Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C., our first priority is to listen to our clients. Family law issues like divorce often present the most emotionally wrenching experience that people are forced to confront in their lifetime.

Tailored Legal Approach

Our goal is to lead our clients as painlessly as possible through a very difficult time in their lives while fighting for their rights in court or in obtaining an equitable settlement. Only after learning our clients’ needs and concerns.

Personal Attention

Family law cases are by their very nature highly personal affairs. We respond to questions in a timely manner and make sure our clients are always informed and participating in their case.


Our hourly rates are competitive and not unusually high as some lawyers. We are not “cheap,” but are cost conscious. We do not prolong a case just to prolong it. We regularly do cost-benefit analysis with clients regarding pursuing.

What We Do Best

Collaborative Divorce

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser – in fees, expenses, and waste of time.”– Abraham Lincoln Collaborative Divorce in Illinois.

Divorce Mediation

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. A mediator is an impartial third party who facilitates the resolution of disputes by assisting in communication and focusing on the parties’ individual and common needs and interests.