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

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“Cassandra is the real deal. If I wasn’t active duty, my face would be all over Fox to let everyone know how great she is! She has given me some phenomenal advice. Cassandra also does very well with my unique personality. I think we have taught each other a lot and I hope that takes us far in court. As I’ve gotten to know her, she doesn’t treat me like I’m just any other case, she treats me like I am a unique case. I am grateful for that and confident going into court with her representing me. This is the first time anyone has gotten me in front of a judge in 5 yrs. For that, I am staying with her whether we win or not!  I am the most confident in her out of anyone I’ve ever spoken with, including congressmen, supreme court members and superior military officers. I am deeply impressed … “

5/5

“Chris is a great attorney. He looks at both sides, explains everything and breaks it down in simple terms.”

5/5

“I am very impressed. Erica is fantastic! Erica’s final addressing of the court was so compelling, I wish I could have a copy for myself. This was a particularly challenging case as my ex is also an attorney. I received great representation from Erica despite all of these obstacles. I fully trust Erica to do the best for me.”

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.