In recent years, the legal landscape regarding same-sex marriage and divorce has undergone significant changes. With the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, including Illinois, the question arises: Is a same-sex divorce any different from a heterosexual divorce in Illinois? Equality in Divorce Rights Same-sex divorce is no different from any other type […]
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 […]
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 […]
You might be concerned that an affair or adultery will impact your divorce. Marital misconduct is not taken into consideration when dividing up property in Illinois or deciding a child custody arrangement, at least not formally. For the person who has been scorned, the desire for revenge can make the divorce and negotiations more difficult. […]
A committee was established pursuant to a House resolution back by Speaker Michael Madigan rewrite the entire divorce act taking into account all the changes that have happened since it was enacted in 1977. Here are a few of the hundreds of proposed amendments to the marriage and divorce statutes: 1) No more grounds for […]
Divorce can be very financially bad for a family. Two separate households increases the family’s bills substantially. Double the utilities and housing payment. That alone can break a family. Unfortunately, many families that are getting divorced had financial problems during their marriage which help lead to the divorce. One or both spouses spent irresponsibility or […]
Patrick Markey offers some helpful solutions and tips in this video on finding the right family law attorney for your specific needs. – A good attorney should always make you feel comfortable – Pick an attorney who specializes in Family Law in the state of Illinois – The attorney should explain to you there are […]
Patrick Markey introduces himself and talks about the different areas of family law he specializes in. Patrick Markey, a Chicago family law attorney, specializes in family law, collaborative law, and divorce.