Louisville Divorce Lawyers For Men | Cordell & Cordell
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The stress of a divorce can seem overwhelming. The process brings a storm of uncertainty as you’re unsure what will become of your financial future. More importantly, the role you play in your children’s lives could be threatened.

Our Louisville, Kentucky, attorneys understand how daunting this transition can be. During this challenging time they’re there to listen to your concerns. They work diligently to champion your rights and the rights of your children in family court.

You don’t have to face this process alone. The firm’s Louisville attorneys will walk you through each step and work with you to protect what’s most important.

Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men

No matter how tough you are, divorce can take a toll on your emotions. You’re faced with decisions that will have ramifications for years to come.

Cordell & Cordell’s Louisville attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce so they have a better understanding of the challenges you face as a man and father.

Our Louisville attorneys can handle an array of family law matters from uncontested divorce to complex asset division.

Through every step of the divorce process it is our mission to be advisors and advocates for men.

Advocates For Dads’ Rights and Fathers’ Rights

Cordell & Cordell was founded in 1990 by Joseph E. Cordell and his wife, Yvonne. Since then, the firm has worked to level the playing field for men in divorce courts.

Cordell & Cordell now has more than 100 offices across the United States and expanded internationally in 2015 by opening an office in the United Kingdom.

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

Frequently Asked Louisville Divorce Questions

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

In Kentucky, you only have to be a resident of the state for 180 days, not any specific city.

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

Yes, the parties must have been separated for at least 60 days before the divorce can be finalized.

The length of the divorce can vary depending on the parties and their circumstances. It can take anywhere from a couple of months to several years.

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

You can serve your spouse via personal service, sheriff, or by certified mail. Service by publication is not permitted in Jefferson County.

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

You will need to file a Petition for Dissolution, a Court Case Data Form, and a VS-300.  A summons will be needed for service on the Respondent.

Where do I file for divorce in Jefferson County?

You must file at the Jefferson County Judicial Center located at 700 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Louisville.

How much are filing fees at the Jefferson County Judicial Center?

$153 is the filing fee for a new divorce. Service by sheriff costs $40.

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

Yes, there are local rules that Jefferson County follows. In Kentucky, each county is its own animal, unfortunately.

While there are state rules, there are also local rules that show how each county handles its motion hours, hearings, etc.

Review the local rules for each county to see how that county handles family law procedures or speak with your Louisville Divorce Attorney.

Louisville Client Testimonials


“We are so grateful to have found Cordell & Cordell and [my attorney]. I wished that I had known about and used your firm back in 2009, … [but] I have you all now. [I] can’t say enough good things about [my attorney]. She’s bright, friendly and hard working. Very pleased.”


“I’ve been very satisfied so far … [My attorney] is definitely keeping me in the loop with my case and has kept me up to date. She is being proactive in her approach, which I appreciate. I have seen more progress in my case in these past couple of months with [my attorney] than during the whole time with my prior counsel. [My attorney] explains the law to me, which helps me better understand what’s going on.”


“[My attorney] took over my case and ran with it. I had some doubts about my hearing, but [my attorney] got us a win. I am very happy with [my attorney] and her hard work. She picks up on things quickly and is able to make the most of what she’s given.”