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Cordell & Cordell’s California family law and fathers' rights lawyers focus exclusively on domestic relations.
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California Practice Areas

Our men’s divorce lawyers are licensed to practice throughout the state with our offices located in Walnut Creek, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Roseville, and San Mateo areas.

Family law matters can be difficult on all parties involved. Cordell & Cordell will work with you to provide professional service to you and your family during this difficult time. We are committed to providing you the best service possible.

To schedule an appointment with a California divorce attorney, call 1-866-DADS-LAW or your local office. Explore answers to frequently asked questions about divorce in California.

Online scheduling is available for appointments in our San Diego office. Schedule an appointment by visiting the San Diego office page.

Frequently Asked California Questions

What is a divorce going to cost me? Can I afford it?

It depends on the number of children, assets, years of marriage, if there are allegations of domestic violence, and many other factors. No case is alike and there is no way of generating an average number.

Will I have to pay maintenance?

The word maintenance is not utilized in California. Maintenance is referred to as Spousal Support. Whether you have a right to spousal support depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to, your gross annual income, your spouse’s gross annual income, the number of children that you have, and the parenting time-share that has been ordered by the court.

Do the other issues – support, custody, spousal support, and property – have to be decided before the divorce is final?

Yes. Unless you agree to reserve jurisdiction over the particular matter (meaning you will deal with a certain item later in time). Child custody and child support always need to be addressed, however. Not finding the answer you are looking for? Browse our entire California Divorce FAQ.

Real-Life Experiences
Reviews from Our Past Clients
“It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
– Mason B.
“Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
– Mark L.
    single day enjoying time with his children

    California Resources

    Laws can vary from state to state.
    Connect with a local Cordell & Cordell attorney for accurate, state-specific legal advice on divorce, custody, and spousal support issues.
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    Why Hire
    Cordell & Cordell?

    Men hire Cordell & Cordell because the firm’s entire focus is on aggressively championing the rights of men and fathers through divorce. Our attorneys understand how the deck is often stacked against guys in family law and are committed to leveling the playing field by providing the legal guidance and resources needed to give them a fair chance at success.