Patrick Byron Markey’s Answers

Patrick Byron Markey

Chicago Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. My wife of one year demanded that I leave our conjugal apartment and threaten to destroy my things if I will not sign divorce

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    1 lawyer answer

    You left out some facts that I need to fully answer your question. Do you have children? What type of property do you own? I assume you do not own any real estate and our renting. What is each of your employment status? If you do not care about the apartment or any liability associated with it (or things you leave inside it), then I see no reason why you can't move out of state. IL is a now fault state, so being charged with abandonment does not matter much. Abandonment is two years with...

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  2. Want a divorce

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Morris Jacobson
    2. Patrick Byron Markey
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    4. Robert Paul Jenkins
    4 lawyer answers

    A lawyer can your case for a lower flat fee is you have no issues with your case and your wife agrees to divorce and has no issues. You can try filing on your own with court, but it will take you a lot longer to figure it out. It depends on how much your time is worth.

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  3. Can I fill a petition for divorce in Chicago Illinois, if I was married in Guatemala?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    3. Melani Christine LaMar
    3 lawyer answers

    You live in Chicago. That is where you file. Does not matter where you were married.

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  4. I've been separated for 12 years. we haven't been in contact for 7 years. What should I file to divorce my spouse?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

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

    You should check to see if you are divorced already in the County where you live or your spouse might live. You can get divorced by publication if you have tried to locate your spouse but cannot. Call me if you would like to discuss it. Patrick

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  5. Contribution to Child College in IL

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. Michael J. Helfand
    2 lawyer answers

    There are a lot of factors in IL the court is obligated to use when determining college contribution. The trend has been for them to order both parents to pay based on their ability to pay. However, it is more complicated than that. You need to demonstrate your inability to pay college expenses and meet you own financial needs. Call me if you would like to discuss your situation.

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  6. Do I need an atttorney

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Thomas Robert Siegel
    2. Patrick Byron Markey
    2 lawyer answers

    You can hire a private investigator to help you locate him. If you don't have property or children, then I suggest you get divorced by publication. He does not need to be served to get divorced. Call me if you would like to discuss your case.

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  7. How do I proceed?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    1 lawyer answer

    You have a lot of issues here. First, if the issue is "reserved." That just means that the court can consider giving her some of your PI settlement. It is not guaranteed. She would need to file a petition. She has that ability, but there is no guarantee she would get any money. Also, your divorce is more than 2 years old so it would be more difficult to bring a case for fraud about the undisclosed house. Call me if you would like to discuss the case in more detail. If you never agreed...

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  8. Family Law: Is a child responsible for any portion of his university expenses?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    1 lawyer answer

    College expenses is decided on a case by case basis. If the child has funds in his/her name (like inheritance or trust funds), the court would likely order the them to contribute. College expenses will be based on both parties income, assets and financial ability to pay. The general trend is for courts to make parents pay for college expenses if they can afford it. Give me a call if you would like to discuss this issue further.

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  9. Quick Divorce

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    2. Kevin Lee Linder
    2 lawyer answers

    You can't use the recording unless he knew you were recording him. I can help you get divorced. Give me a call if you want to discuss how to get started.

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  10. Cheap divorce

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Byron Markey
    1 lawyer answer

    You can probably get a divorce by default which can be done for a flat fee of around $500 plus costs. Call me if you would like discuss your options.

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