Fathers' Rights

San Antonio

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

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

Client Testimonials


“I really feel fortunate they took on my case and they were very, very personable. The entire office was so personable and cared about my well-being. I was very emotional and I hadn’t received that type of support in the past. They saw things from my view point and what I was attempting to accomplish. I can foresee using the firm in the future if needed.”


“Everything worked out as well as it could have. Rachel made a significant difference in how things worked out for me. Overall, it was well worth the money spent! I’m not sure what the process is or how you all choose which attorney is assigned to each client, I just know that I was fortunate that Rachel was assigned to me. This was more than just a divorce, we were dealing with a lot of hurt and the loss of a child. Rachel made this a very positive experience during a very hard time in my life. It’s unbelievable to say this all things considered, but I feel blessed to have had Rachel in my life.”


“I’ve previously used Erica for my divorce as well. She was outstanding! She would even get back to me when she was on maternity leave. She is extremely helpful and very attentive. She gives me my options and never pushes me. She simply gives me the facts. She’s well worth every penny! Things have, as always, been going better than ever with Erica!”

Frequently Asked San Antonio Divorce Questions

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

You have to live in Bexar County for 90 days and in the state of Texas for at least 6 months.

Is there a mandatory waiting period in Bexar County before a divorce can be granted? How long will a divorce take?

There is a mandatory 60-day waiting period from the date the petition is filed until a divorce may be finalized.

A divorce will take at least 60 days because of this. However, if the divorce is contested then it will take much longer.

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

Normally service is perfected by personal service on your spouse either by a private process server or by a sheriff or constable. Your spouse may choose to sign a waiver of service.

If you do not know where your spouse is, have no way of finding out, and have used due diligence to locate your spouse or have them personally served then you may use service by publication.

If there are no children involved then this may be done by posting on the courthouse door. If children are involved then you must do this through publication in the Hart Beat, a local newspaper, and you must also hire an ad litem to represent the absent party’s interest.

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

You will need to file an Original Petition for Divorce, Request for Service, if needed, and a Civil Case Information sheet.

Where do I file for divorce in Bexar County?

In Bexar County, you will file in district court.

How much are filing fees at the local courthouse?

For a divorce without children the filing fees are $248. For a divorce with children filing fees are $299.

There are also additional fees for service of process.

Are there any Bexar County-Specific laws that are different from how other family law cases around the state are handled?

Bexar County is different in the sense that it has a presiding system.

All cases are called by the presiding judge for that month at the appropriate docket and then assigned out based on time announcements to one of the available judges that day.

Thus, your case could be heard by a different judge each time you go to court.