Cordell & Cordell
San Mateo Office

5.0 rating based on 54 ratings
Average Client Rating
5 out of 5 Stars

Based on 54 Client Reviews

By Appointment Only


3 East Third Ave,
Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94401

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Online

We offer phone and online scheduling. Initial consultations last one hour and provide an opportunity to address your specific questions and goals with an attorney.

Please be advised consultations are limited to yourself and the attorney (no other person may be present in the consultation).

This appointment will be contingent upon a conflict check. We will email an appointment confirmation after the review is complete.

If you have already met with a Cordell & Cordell attorney,
please call 1-866-DADS-LAW to schedule your appointment.

A consultation fee is due at the time of your appointment.

Cordell & Cordell Family Law Practice Areas

Child Custody

Cordell & Cordell family attorneys fight to maintain and maximize your role in your children’s lives.

Child Support

Our attorneys work to preserve your financial interests and the interests of your children.

Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

Collaborative divorce and mediation enable couples to dissolve their relationship in a flexible manner that avoids going to court altogether.

Contempt Proceedings

Held when there has been a violation of a court order.

Declaration of Paternity

Ensure you receive all your paternity rights by filing for a declaration of paternity.


Our family law attorneys work with you to outline your divorce goals and prepare you for your case.

Legal Separation

A court process designed to define the rights and obligations between spouses who are living apart while still legally married.

Military Family Law

When a couple decides to end their marriage while one spouse is serving in the military, divorce tends to get more complicated.

Modification of Decrees

If you find yourself earning less income, or your ex has a larger earning potential, we can help you file a modification to adjust past decrees.

Prenuptial Agreements

Done right, these agreements allow couples to plan their future with more security.

Asset Division and Property Division

The process of dividing assets during divorce and determining who gets what.

Protection Order

An order used by the court to protect against a situation involving alleged domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault.

Spousal Support, Spousal Maintenance and Alimony

Money paid to your ex to maintain a standard of living they were used to during your marriage.

Client Testimonials

Ryan B.

5 Stars

“My lawyer contacts me and let’s me know everything going on.  I’m extremely satisfied with the service she has been giving me. … She has been nothing but helpful and caring, and I know my son and [I] will know each other now because of everything Rosario is doing for me.”

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Terence J.

5 Stars

“​[My attorney] always makes me at ease, she’s up front and she doesn’t say the the things that she thinks I want to hear, she gives me all the scenarios of what could be or what may not be.”

Dale B.

5 Stars

“Very helpful and patient.  Laura put me at ease very quickly and was strong and confident.​”

Rob C.

5 Stars

Through multiple curve balls, Ariel remained very calm, unemotional, and judicious. She always goes back to pointing out how the law supports me, and where there are gray areas, how the law still supports me. And she does so with an effective combination of professionalism, knowledge of the law, and humanity. She is extraordinarily intelligent, has an uncommonly high knowledge of family law when compared to other attorneys I’ve communicated with, has a tranquil and soothing demeanor that cannot help but be infectious, and is able to show where true north is when I can get lost in the details.

* Rating based on internal client satisfaction surveys. Review Policy.

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The experienced divorce lawyers at Cordell & Cordell provide intelligent, aggressive divorce representation to fathers. We are a community of talented legal professionals that prioritize growth and success in all our life roles. Together we assure our clients the quality of representation we would expect for ourselves.