Divorce Help & The Collaborative Divorce Process in Chicago, IL: Our mission is to give you information that can guide you through the difficult process of getting a divorce. This website focuses on the collaborative divorce process and how it works in the state of Illinois.

Collaborative Law (also called Collaborative Practice, Collaborative Divorce, and Collaborative Family Law) is a family law process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and, on occasion, other family professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of Court and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of contested litigation.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce and the Collaborative Process in Illinois

What are the differences between: divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, and annulment?

Dissolution of marriage , or divorce , is a legal proceeding to end a marital relationship. A legal separation involves the same procedures as a divorce, but remarriage to another person is prohibited. When an annulment is granted, the judge is saying that your marriage is void; or, legally, the marriage never existed.


What is a Collaborative Divorce Team?

In addition to legal counsel, the Collaborative Divorce team also frequently includes divorce coaches, a financial specialist, and a child specialist.


Chicago Divorce Attorney Patrick Markey, P.C. is an expert in Family Law and the Collaborative Divorce Process.

If you need help with a divorce and are interested in a collaborative divorce please visit the Law Offices of Patrick Markey who is dedicated to the sole practice of family law and divorce.

Do you need help with a divorce or family law issue in Chicago or the surrounding Chicagoland areas?

Divorce is one of the most stressful events in an individual or family’s life. As a Chicago area divorce lawyer, my job is to help reduce your stress by putting my divorce law experience and skill to work for you. I focus my practice primarily on family law and pride myself in resolving cases in a manner that fits each of my client’s needs. I will vigorously represent you whether your case calls for traditional litigation, the collaborative process or mediation. I have the knowledge and proven track record to help you achieve your legal goals.

I represent people in all areas of divorce and family law including but not limited to child custody, child support, maintenance & alimony, property division, domestic clients and peers alike.

If you live in Chicago or any of the bordering areas, and require a Chicago area or Chicago divorce lawyer or family law attorney, I can help provide assistance with understanding all of your legal options. I understand Illinois family law, and am able to leverage my knowledge and years of experience to your benefit. Call my office today at (312) 223-1763 to learn more about how I can help you.

Family Law Practice Areas

• Asset & Wealth Investigation and Property Valuation
• Maintenance & Alimony (Spousal Support)
• Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Technology
• Mediation
• Appeals
• Parentage & Paternity
• Child Custody
• Post Divorce Enforcement & Modification
• Child Support
• Pre & Post Marital Agreements
• Property Division
• Divorce
• Domestic Violence & Orders of Protection
• Visitation & Parenting Time

Another good source for information is the The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois

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The Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C. is dedicated solely to the practice of family law and nothing else. Services are always tailored to our clients’ unique needs.

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