Fathers' Rights

Houston

Cordell & Cordell is a partner dads can count on during one of the toughest challenges of their lives. The family law attorneys at our Houston, Texas 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 Texas 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.

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

Client Testimonials

5/5

“Maribel has represented me very well. She always thinks about all of the things I would never think of. Her experience made me feel confident that I had great representation in court. I have been very satisfied.”

5/5

“The most important thing, and what stands out, is that Diana always made herself available to talk to me. If I had a question, about anything, I would call and Diana would make herself available at that moment, or as soon as it was possible, to call me back. Diana usually had an answer to my question, and if she didn’t, she’d get one quickly and get back to me. I was kept informed all the way from beginning to end and that’s what I remember the most about working with you all.”

5/5

“I’ve been high maintenance and Cassie has been great! Your company has been very patient, very accepting and very kind. You feel like you are going through this alone, but Cordell & Cordell has been there for me. I feel like you are looking out for my best interests.”

Frequently Asked Houston Divorce Questions

How long do I have to live in Houston before I can file for divorce?

You must have lived in Texas for past 6 months and County for 90 days preceding filing.

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

Yes, there is a 60-day mandatory waiting period before your divorce can be finalized.

How can I serve my spouse in Houston?

You may serve the Respondent by personal service through the constable or private process server, by certified mail sent through the district clerk’s office, or by substitute service if the court gives permission.

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

With every divorce that is filed you must complete a civil case information sheet along with the Petition.

Where do I file for divorce?

The Family Court Building is located at 1115 Congress in downtown Houston.

How much are filing fees at the local courthouse?

The fees vary depending on if you are filing a contested divorce, contested divorce with children, uncontested divorce or an uncontested divorce with children. Typically, you can expect fees in the area of $250.

All filing fees are available on the Harris County website.