Cordell & Cordell is a partner dads can count on during one of the toughest challenges of their lives. The family law attorneys at our West Chester, Ohio, office are dedicated to helping men with any divorce issue, including property division, alimony, child support and child custody.
Our mission is to give men the legal support they and their children deserve both in and out of the courtroom.
Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men
Divorce takes an emotional toll on everyone, no matter how tough you are. The decisions you make during this time will have an enormous impact on you financially for the rest of your life.
More importantly, your level of involvement in your children’s lives can also be affected. Our attorneys take the time to listen to your concerns and work diligently to champion your rights and the rights of your children in family court.
We know how critical this transition is and promise to walk you through each step of the process while doing everything possible to protect what’s most important to you.
Advocates For Dad’s Rights and Fathers’ Rights
Since 1990, Cordell & Cordell has fought against numerous stereotypes that men and fathers face in the family court system. Our firm’s focus on men’s divorce gives our attorneys a unique understanding of the challenges men face in a Ohio family law courtroom.
Despite battling a system that seems predisposed against them, Cordell & Cordell has risen to establish ourselves as a partner men can count on.
“Heath is the consummate professional! He always gets back to me as quickly as possible. I am totally convinced that Heath has my best interest at heart. At the end of the day, that is what matters most.”
“The firm was very professional and straightforward. Knowing that there was a team of people that could be consulted for guidance if the case went awkward was very reassuring. [My attorney] was very thorough, conscientious of the situation, and kept her emotions out of it, which allowed me to be emotional. I loved the way she handled things. She had a very comforting spirit.”
“Melinda was pleasant, straight to the point and followed through on everything she said she would. She was a pleasure to work with. I’ve already referred Melinda to some of my co-workers.”
Frequently Asked West Chester Divorce Questions
How long do I have to live in West Chester before I can file for divorce?
You are required to reside in the county in which you file for divorce 90 days prior to filing. It’s important to note that you must reside in Ohio for six months prior to filing for divorce.
Is there a mandatory waiting period in West Chester before a divorce can be granted? How long will a divorce take?
In Ohio, there is not a mandatory waiting period before you a divorce can be granted. However, if you have children, you will likely be required to complete a parenting class before the court will grant your divorce.
The length of your divorce will vary depending upon the particular issues in your case.
How can I serve my spouse in West Chester? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?
You can serve your spouse with personal service or certified mail. Under certain circumstances you may request ordinary mail service.
If the attempts to serve your spouse have failed, you may request service by publication through the court. The court will place the publication in the appropriate publications.
What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in West Chester?
It depends upon the county you are filing for divorce in. The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted some standard forms required by each party; however, your particular county may have additional required forms.
Where do I file for divorce?
You will file for divorce in the county in which you have resided for 90 days prior to filing. You will file at Domestic Relations Common Pleas Court for your respective county.
How much are divorce filing fees?
The fees vary for each county.
Are there any West Chester-Specific laws that are different from how other family law cases around the state are handled?
All courts are required to follow the law as adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court. Each county resides within a Court of Appeals District.
The Court of Appeals District for your county may have created case law regarding issues that have not been directly addressed by the Ohio Supreme Court or have further analyzed a decision of the Ohio Supreme Court.
The case law created by your Court of Appeals District will provide precedent for you to follow.