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Belleville, IL

Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce.
100 W. Main St.
2nd Floor
Belleville, IL 62220

8:30 am – 5:30 pm


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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.


Directions to Belleville, IL Office

Where is our Belleville Office? Our Belleville office is located at 100 W. Main St. on the 2nd Floor. The red brick two-story building sits on the corner of West Main Street and South 1st Street, right next door to the St. Clair County Courthouse. Across the street from us is another law office with a big blue awning called “Dixon and Johnson, P.C.” On the left of our building is an Irish pub/restaurant called “Castletown Geoghan.” To get here from St. Louis, head northwest on IL-15 W, take a sharp left onto IL-15 E, then take a slight right onto the IL-158 ramp to Centerville Ave/Millstadt. At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit onto IL-158 E and at the next traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Centreville Ave. Then, take a slight right onto W Washington St, turn left onto S 3rd St, and finally turn right onto W Main St.

Parking: There are parking meters on the streets that are 1-hour parking and a few non-metered spots but unless you arrive very early in the morning, they are usually the first to go. There is also a parking lot located behind Egyptian Stationery on West Main Street, if you go behind the store the lot is metered but you can get 8 hours for 50 cents!

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.

Belleville, IL Practice Areas

Divorce can be the most trying period in a man’s life. Cordell & Cordell, a domestic law firm, hopes to make it easier for you and your children. Cordell & Cordell offers legal representation in Peoria, Arizona and surrounding areas. Our divorce attorneys are committed to delivering the best service and fight to be a partner men can count on.

Frequently Asked Belleville, IL Questions

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

A divorce can be filed in the county where either party resides. There is no specific time period that you must have resided in that county.

However, you or your spouse must have lived in Illinois for at least 90 days before the judgment of dissolution is entered.

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

There is no mandatory waiting period before a divorce can be granted. How long the divorce will take depends on the complexity of your case, whether it is contested, and the availability of judges.

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

When you file your Petition for Dissolution, the Circuit Clerk will issue a Summons. If your spouse lives in the county where the petition is filed, you, or the Circuit Clerk, will give the summons to the sheriff to serve your spouse.

If your spouse does not reside in the county where you are filing, you will need to contact the sheriff in the county where your spouse resides about obtaining service.

If attempts at service do not work, you can serve by publication, which requires court approval. The notice must run in a newspaper that is published in the county where the lawsuit was filed, and the newspaper must be at least a weekly paper.

The Circuit Clerk in the county where you file for divorce will be able to tell you which newspaper to contact for service by publication.

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

You will need to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and a summons to serve your spouse. The Petition is your formal written request to the court for a divorce.

Where do I file for divorce?

If you or your spouse resides in St. Clair County, you will file at the St. Clair County Courthouse. The courthouse is located at 10 Public Square in Belleville. The Family Division is located on the third floor.

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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.