Patrick Byron Markey’s Answers

Patrick Byron Markey

Chicago Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. SECTION FOR INTERIM ATTORNEY FEES

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Daniel G. Galivan
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    4 lawyer answers

    It's likely you will need to hire the attorney first and then have them seek the interim attorney fee for you. If the facts of your case warrant an award of interim attorney fees, some would take the case without a retainer contingent on getting fees from your spouse.

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  2. Been apart for ver 30 years.She lives down the block from me. No kids or Property. we both live with our parents. She wants cash

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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

    You have a very unique situation. You should consult an attorney. A typical retainer is $2,500 to $5,000.

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  3. Is there anyway to get a divorce for free without having to go to court?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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

    You need to go to court. You can try doing it yourself by going to your local clerks office.

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  4. With divorce if there is credit card debt in one name are both responsible?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. Michael R. Stetler
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    If the debt was acquired during the marriage, it is marital debt and can be allocated to either party by the divorce Judge. However, its never that simple and anyone answering would need more information before they could give an opinion either way.

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  5. I have been separated for almost 8 years, we have a daughter, can our divorce be finalized quickly?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Jay Sorman
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Patrick Byron Markey
    4 lawyer answers

    Many people would like their case over quickly, but have not agreed on all the items necessary for a Judge to approve a divorce. You should consult a family law attorney and find out if you have addressed every issue with your spouse.

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  6. What is the difference between annulment / divorce?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Patrick Byron Markey
    3 lawyer answers

    You sound like a candidate for divorce not annulment. The hardest part is coming to an agreement on financial issues (disposition of property and debts). Do you have children? Consult a family lawyer to help you get it done. Most will charge a flat fee if your case is uncontested meaning you both agree on all issues.

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  7. My spouse and I want to continue our divorce pro se.What documents need to be filed and in what order?Do we use the same forms ?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have an agreement on all issues, a lawyer can prepare all the docs to get your divorced for a reasonable fee. You'll need a Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage to a get divorced. A two-year waiver (available online), a certification of agreement form (available online). There are other steps involved in the process, but those are the basics.

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  8. Do I have grounds/rights to recoup monetary loss according to divorce agreement?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Brian Michael Radke
    2. Patrick Byron Markey
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    3 lawyer answers

    A lot depends on how your divorce decree is written and what it states. I would interpret cabinetry as part of the house. Whomever was awarded the house gets the cabinetry. Appliances usually go with the house too, but you have a better argument with the appliances. Good luck trying to work it out.

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  9. I am preparing to file for divorce. If I separate from my spouse, and purchase a home, is it community or separate property?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Modupe A. Sobo
    2. Patrick Byron Markey
    2 lawyer answers

    The car would be non-marital since it was a gift. I suggest you take care of your divorce right away. You have been separated almost 4 years. We do not have "community property" in IL, but our law works in a similar way. You are still legally married and if you acquire a residence during the marriage, he has some rights to it. Bottom line, get divorced as soon as you can. Call me if you would like to discuss your situation.

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  10. In an Cook County Illinois divorce case what does the term "STRIKE FROM THE CALL - ALLOWED" mean?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    1 lawyer answer

    It means no order was entered that day or the case has more more court dates.

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