Tag Archives: Divorce

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 […]

Should You Move Out During a Divorce? Consider Your Options Carefully

Divorce and moving

When a marriage reaches the point of divorce, it often raises questions and concerns. One of the common dilemmas that individuals face is whether they should move out of the house or continue living together during the divorce process. Here are some valuable tips on this topic: Don’t move out until you have a plan. […]

Same-Sex Divorce in Illinois

Same Sex Divorce

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 […]

What To Expect In Mediation

What to Expect in Mediation

If you are planning a divorce, but hope to divorce as amicably as possible, consider using mediation instead of traditional litigation. In litigation, you, and your spouse each have your own attorneys and each of you tries to be the “winner.” When it is over and the divorce is final, both spouses often feel beaten […]

Divorce: Should You Wait Until The Kids Are Grown?

Telling Kids about divorce

There are differing views on whether a couple who want to get a divorce should wait until their children are grown and have moved out of the house before they actually file for divorce and moving apart. There are pros and cons to both opinions. Pros of Waiting Until the Kids are Grown to Divorce […]

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 […]

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 […]