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Divorce can be an emotional, painful and stressful process. So many things that are important to you – your finances, your house, even your relationship with your kids – are threatened by it.

During this difficult time you need someone in your corner you know you can count on to champion your rights in family court.

Our Memphis, Tennessee, attorneys understand what you are going through and will be there to walk you through each step of the process. They’ll listen to your concerns and work diligently to help you achieve your goals in court and move on to the next chapter of your life.

Our Memphis office also handles cases in Mississippi. Please contact us for more details.

Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men

Cordell & Cordell’s Memphis attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce so that they have a better understanding of the unique challenges you’ll face in the family court system as a man and father.

Our Memphis attorneys can handle a wide range of family law issues from uncontested divorce to complex asset division.

We know how stressful this transition is and will work with you to preserve what is most important to you so that you can move on to the next chapter of your life.

Advocates For Dad’s Rights and Fathers’ Rights

Joseph E. Cordell and his wife, Yvonne, founded Cordell & Cordell in 1990. It has since grown into one of the largest family law firms serving men in the world with more than 100 offices across the United States. In 2015, the firm opened its first international office in the United Kingdom.

At Cordell & Cordell, we understand the unique challenges military families face during divorce.

Frequently Asked Memphis Divorce Questions

How long do I have to live in Memphis to file for divorce?

Six months.

Is there a mandatory waiting period in Shelby County before a divorce can be granted?

Yes, the waiting period is 90 days if you have minor children, 60 days if there are no minor children.

How can I serve my spouse in Memphis? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?

Your spouse may be served by the sheriff or a private process server. If you cannot find your spouse, you should speak to an attorney regarding serving by publication and which local publications you should contact.

What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in Shelby County?

There are several forms required that can be obtained from the Shelby County Courthouse by speaking with the court clerk.

Where do I file for divorce in Shelby County?

You must file for divorce at the Shelby County Courthouse. Your case will be assigned to either Chancery Court or Circuit Court located at 140 Adams Ave. in Memphis.

How much are filing fees at the Shelby County Courthouse?

Filing fees depend on whether or not you have minor children. A filing fee for a divorce with no minor children costs $301.50. Divorce with minor children results in a filing fee of $376.50, according to the Shelby County website.

Memphis Client Testimonials


“Ms. Harris was very thorough in her work and her thinking. I feel as though Ms. Harris was always prepared and took time to speak to me about my case. I’m very happy with Ms. Harris and your firm.”


“I do appreciate Rachel’s ability to look at my case in broad strokes but also be able to really know the ins and outs and keep on top of everything from a micro-level. She employed our strategy and it seemed to work. Rachel always made me feel secure.”


“Rachel is very professional. Rachel gives good ideas and suggestions; it’s not all on me to generate ideas. That takes some pressure off of me and makes me feel as though I am in good hands.”