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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 […]

7 Tips For Selecting The Right Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney

When seeking legal guidance for your divorce, opting for a Collaborative Divorce can make the process smoother and less adversarial. Collaborative Divorce involves you and your spouse and your attorneys working together to find amicable solutions, rather than engaging in a protracted courtroom battle. If you’re considering this approach, here are some valuable tips on […]

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 […]

How to Divorce With Respect

Divorce with Respect Week

First Understand your Divorce Options? Traditional Litigation. Most people have never even heard the term “Collaborative Divorce.” Instead, when they think of divorce, they think of the traditional litigation process which pits the spouses against each other, with each spouse striving to be the “winner” of the court battle. The couple rarely meets to try […]

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 […]