Patrick Byron Markey’s Answers

Patrick Byron Markey

Chicago Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. In need of a pro bono divorce attorney who is willing to face one of Chicago's Biggest Divorce Attorneys and his daughter!

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Patrick Byron Markey
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that this does not sound like a pro bono case. Without knowing more facts, Judges generally enforce court orders (like your divorce Judgment) based on what is written in the agreement. If it says she needs to indemnify you for utilities, then the court the court would likely make her pay. You haven't stated what her argument for no paying would be. Having a father who is a high profile attorney probably won't help her. Did her father represent her in the divorce?

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  2. Married 25 years left him I have 5 children ages 18 and up 2 grandchildren 5yrs and 1 month. he wants to do a quick divorce.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Pamela Sarah Boshears
    4. J. Richard Kulerski
    5. Jon Dwain Mclaughlin
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to hire your own lawyer. You can't afford to not have a lawyer. His lawyer cannot ethically represent both of you. You have a long marriage and issues of maintenance (alimony), asset and debt division I am sure exist. The court can award you interim attorney fees if you can prove you do not have an ability to pay your fees and he has the ability. Normally, if one of you can afford to hire an attorney, then both of you can.

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  3. Would I be required to pay spousal support in the event of a separation instead of a divorce?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Bruce E. Burdick
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Patrick Byron Markey
    3 lawyer answers

    You should probably be thinking of divorce and not a legal separation. What are your reasons for seeking a separation and not divorce? Do you have an income? You would need income in order to be ordered to pay support. I would need more facts.

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  4. I been married for 32 years if my husband divorce me what am i entitle from him,money wise.live apart for 15 yrs.on disbility

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    3 lawyer answers

    Your need to discuss your situation with an attorney. You should consult with at least one or two.

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  5. I have filed for a divorce in Il and have been living seperate from my husband for 5 months. He expressed he wants custody.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    3. David Matthew Gotzh
    3 lawyer answers

    Based on the above, it is unlikely. I would need more info.

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  6. How to request for child support in divorce process?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    2 lawyer answers

    It is really worth it to hire an attorney to help you out. Normally you need to file a petition for temporary child support. Do you already have an order stating you are the temporary custodian of the child(ren)?

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  7. There was a ruling made in divorce court against me. How can I get ruling vacated if my husband died?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you have a dispute with your eldest child over the custody of their sibling (your child). You will need to take your case to the probate court or whatever court gave guardianship or custody to your eldest child. Contact a family law attorney.

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  8. How long does a spouse have to repond to a marital settlment agreement?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no set time limit. If you want things to move quicker you will need your lawyer to push for a trial date or pretrial date depending where you are in the case.

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  9. My wife wants a divorce, wants me out of the house, but still wants me to pay for everything because she doesn't have a job.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel G. Galivan
    2. Patrick Byron Markey
    3. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consult a divorce lawyer if divorce is imminent. You should not move out of the house unless it does by agreement after speaking with an attorney.

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  10. How do I subpoena my former husband's W-2's and 1099's?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    2 lawyer answers

    You will need to go back to court to force him to turnover the documents he agreed to in the MSA. The request is callled a Petition for Rule to Show Cause. You should have an attorney help you. The court can order him to pay some or all of your attorney fees for having to go back to court. Sometimes just the threat or a letter from an attorney can get him to comply.

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