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Saint Charles, MO

Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce.
3050 W. Clay St.
Suite 101
St. Charles, MO 63301

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 Saint Charles, MO Office

Where Is Our St. Charles Office? Our St. Charles office is located at 3050 W. Clay St. in Suite 101. Drivers can take highway I-70 towards St. Charles/St. Peters. Then take exit 227 for Zumbehl Rd., turn onto Zumbehl and head north towards West Clay St. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto W. Clay, just before Campus Drive. The office is a 3 story brick building just 2 blocks past Culpeppers restaurant. If you reach Saint Andrews plaza, you’ve gone too far.

Parking: There is free parking available in the lot directly behind the building.

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.

Saint Charles, MO 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 Saint Charles, MO Questions

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

Residency requirements are specific per state statute. The general rule allows a party to file a Petition for divorce in the county that he resides or the county that the other party resides.

Technically, if an individual has lived in the county for 1 day, then that person can file for divorce; however, that general rule is subject to several exceptions.

If the Respondent argues that the Petitioner should have filed the divorce in a different county, then the divorce action could be transferred to a county that has more contacts to the marriage.

A judge will generally transfer a case to a different county if:

1. Within the 90 days prior to filing of the Petition the other party to the case resided in a different county with minor children who are subject to the divorce proceedings; and

2. There are significant ties to another county, such as marital residence or other property is located in another county.

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

There is a waiting period before the divorce may be granted. This time frame is set by state statute and is 30 days from the date that the Petition was filed.

The time that a divorce takes to complete is difficult to estimate. You must properly file paperwork with the Circuit Clerk and your case must be placed on the judge’s docket.

Sometimes judges are overloaded with work and your case is not scheduled for several months from the date you filed. This delay in scheduling can cause a delay in your divorce becoming finalized.

If you have an attorney and both parties are able to agree to the division of debts, assets and child support (if children are involved), then the process is generally faster and can take less than 60 to 90 days.

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

There are several methods to serve your spouse. The quickest and easiest way is to request a special process server. This person is hired by you to seek out and find your spouse and serve her with the Petition for Dissolution.

You may also use the local sheriff’s office for service. However, the sheriff’s department will generally not wait around your wife’s work for several hours if she is trying to avoid service.

If you are unable to locate your spouse, you may serve him or her by publication. State law requires that you provide notice in a newspaper of general circulation in a county where the civil action is commenced once a week for four consecutive weeks.

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

You will need to file a Petition, an Income and Expense Statement, a Property Statement, a Family Court Information Sheet, and a Certificate of Dissolution.

Where do I file for divorce?

You need to file for divorce at the 11th Judicial Circuit Court located at 300 Second St. in Saint Charles.

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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.