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.
“John was very responsive – John took the time to explain things to me. I don’t know what half the Firm policies are or what the legal processes are, but John always explained those to me. Gave what amounted to be sound legal advice. John offered a strategy that made sense and worked and was better than what I could come up with on my own.”
“I have been very happy with the process from my end so far; occasionally I have the sense that I need to know which questions to ask to get the answers or options I need, but Andy has always been very good to spend time talking me through the questions I have had. Andy is a good attorney in my somewhat limited experience with lawyers and Cordell has been good.”
“… I wish I had known about your law firm a while ago … Caroline returns my calls promptly and gives excellent advice. I’d use her again if need be.”
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.