Category Archives: Divorce

Divorce: When One Spouse Wants Out and the Other Does Not

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The divorce rate in the U.S. is high and in a large percentage of cases we see at The Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C., one spouse wants a divorce and the other on does not. We are just as likely to represent the person who does not want the divorce as we are to […]

Key Questions To Ask Your Prospective Divorce Attorney

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Selecting a divorce attorney is not always easy. You are likely upset and emotionally reeling from the fact that you have decided to get a divorce, but you need to set aside your emotions and choose to work with an attorney you trust and believe is looking out for your best interest. To make that […]

How to Know When It Is Time for a Divorce

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Marriage is complicated. Some spouses have thought about divorce for years before they take the step and file a petition for divorce. As for a list of reasons why a person should get a divorce, there is no one-size-fits-all criteria. Each case is unique, and the best advice is for the couple to see a […]

How to Get a Divorce in Illinois

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If you have decided to get a divorce in Illinois, there are some decisions you need to make about how you want to get divorced. There are also legal steps you then take depending on the specific divorce process you have decided to pursue.  Most people think that you have to go to court to […]

How Can Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Drugs Affect an Illinois Divorce?

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If you are considering a divorce in Illinois, you’ll also want to think about how the use of marijuana, alcohol, drugs, and other substances could impact your separation. How the Law Views Marijuana, Drugs, and Drinking Though it’s not legal on the federal level, marijuana is can be purchased and consumed in Illinois. However, you […]

After the Divorce: Tidying Your Post-Settlement To-Do List

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A lot of people think that when the final documents of the divorce settlement are signed, everything is over and complete. Not quite—there’s a good deal of financial, personal, and legal housekeeping that still needs to be done. Start with Your Divorce Settlement or Agreement It’s critical to read your divorce settlement closely and carefully, […]

Don’t Make These 7 Mistakes During Your Divorce

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Going through a divorce is tough. During the initial process, as well as throughout the divorce process. Avoiding key mistakes can make your divorce go much smoother and make the transition to your post-divorce easier. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid during your divorce: 1. Not Listening to Advice of Trusted People If you hire […]