Category Archives: Divorce

Common Divorce Fears: Will My Divorce Harm Our Children?

Divorce and Children

One of the most common fears people have about divorce is the potential harm it may cause to their children. While it is true that divorce is hard on children, staying in a toxic relationship can also have detrimental effects. So how can you protect your children during your divorce? Prioritize shielding your children from […]

Advantages of Co-Parenting Apps During and After Divorce

  Co-parenting during and after a divorce can be an enormous challenge, but modern technology has brought forth a solution: co-parenting apps. These apps, such as Our Family Wizard and Talking Parents, offer a plethora of advantages to make the co-parenting journey smoother and more organized for you and your co-parent (The other parent of […]

How Do I Protect My Child’s Emotional Well-Being During Our Divorce?

Telling Child about divorce

Divorce is very often a tumultuous situation for the couple, but children should never get caught in the crossfire. As parents, you need to be vigilant about safeguarding your child’s emotional well-being during this challenging time. Here are some essential strategies to help you to provide a stable environment for your child during a divorce. […]

Navigating The Holidays During Divorce: A Guide To Co-Parenting

divorce and Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy, togetherness, and cherished traditions for many families. If you are divorced or in the process of getting divorced, managing the holidays can be a complex issue filled with emotions, especially when children are involved. If you’re divorced or getting divorced, you likely won’t have every holiday with […]

Is Raising Children In A Bad Marriage Worse Than Getting A Divorce?

Bad Marriage and Kids

This is a question that often arises when couples find themselves in a tumultuous relationship but are unsure about how that is impacting their children. When children are exposed to high levels of conflict and hostility between their parents there is a higher risk that they will be faced with problems later in life. These […]

Why Should I Have a Lawyer in my Divorce?

Seeking Advice from Divorce Lawyer

No one gets married with the expectation that someday they will be divorced, but couples get divorced every year in Illinois. If it happens that you and your spouse decide to go this route, do yourselves a favor and find family law attorneys who focus their practice on family law issues. There are many attorneys […]

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

Divorce - One Spouse Wants Out, Other Doesn’t

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

Questions to ask lawyer

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

time for a divorce

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

Divorce in Illinois

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 […]