Cordell & Cordell is a partner dads can count on during one of the toughest challenges of their lives. The family law attorneys at our Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office are dedicated to helping men with any divorce issue, including property division, alimony, child support and child custody.
Our mission is to give men the legal support they and their children deserve both in and out of the courtroom.
Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men
Divorce takes an emotional toll on everyone, no matter how tough you are. The decisions you make during this time will have an enormous impact on you financially for the rest of your life.
More importantly, your level of involvement in your children’s lives can also be affected. Our attorneys take the time to listen to your concerns and work diligently to champion your rights and the rights of your children in family court.
We know how critical this transition is and promise to walk you through each step of the process while doing everything possible to protect what’s most important to you.
Advocates For Dad’s Rights and Fathers’ Rights
Since 1990, Cordell & Cordell has fought against numerous stereotypes that men and fathers face in the family court system. Our firm’s focus on men’s divorce gives our attorneys a unique understanding of the challenges men face in a New Jersey family law courtroom.
Despite battling a system that seems predisposed against them, Cordell & Cordell has risen to establish ourselves as a partner men can count on.
Frequently Asked Mt. Laurel Divorce Questions
How long do I have to live in Mt. Laurel before I can file for divorce?
In New Jersey, the residency requirement is one year unless you file under adultery.
Is there a mandatory waiting period in Mt. Laurel before a divorce can be granted?
There is no mandatory waiting period. The New Jersey courts want divorces to be completed within one year of the filing of the divorce complaint.
More complex divorces take longer than a year, but most are completed within a year.
How can I serve my spouse in Mt. Laurel? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?
Service is normally completed by the sheriff in the county in which your spouse lives. A person may also use a courier service to personally serve their spouse.
Service by publication is allowed, but only after receiving permission from the court, which is done by filing a motion with the court and explaining all attempts to serve your spouse. The court generally directs you to which publication to publish the service in.
What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in Mt. Laurel?
All of the forms for filing for divorce in Mt. Laurel can be found at these New Jersey divorce court websites: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/forms.htm#family or
Where do I file for divorce in Mt. Laurel?
Complaints for divorce must be filed in Superior Court of New Jersey in the county in which you reside:
In Burlington County (where Mt. Laurel is located), you would file at the Burlington County Courthouse located at 49 Rancocas Road in Mt. Holly.
Other nearby counties include Camden and Gloucester. To file for divorce in Camden County, go to the Camden County Courthouse located at 101 S. Fifth St. on the second floor in Camden.
In Gloucester County, you would file for divorce at the Gloucester County Justice Complex located at 70 Hunter St. in Woodbury.
For a list of locations in other counties, please visit: www.njcourtsonline.com
How much are filing fees at the local courthouse?
A divorce complaint is $300 and an Answer and/or Counter-Claim is $175.
If there are children involved, there is also a $25 Parenting Education Class fee.
The fee is $50 for all Dissolution Motions and Cross-Motions. There is no fee for Non-Dissolution Motions and Cross Motions.
Mount Laurel Client Testimonials
“… [Christine was] very responsive and kept me up to date and in the loop with all aspects of my case. Cordell & Cordell is a great firm with [an] easy process to follow. … You know your lawyer [is] on your side and working for your best interest. During my mediation, Christine Dolan saved me a few times from myself and got me the best negotiated deal she could. … Christine worked her tail off to make a better deal for me … I wish I would have known about Cordell & Cordell and had Christine on my side back then.”
“I think communication with Michelle is fantastic. Every time I call the office, they know exactly who I am. It’s not ‘let me place you on hold to pull your account up.’ … Overall I am extremely pleased with the services.”
“I liked Diana’s profile and felt she was perfect for my case. I am not the perfect client because I am very emotional, but she has handled me and my case professionally and with patience. I exploded in court because of all the lies, but again, she was great and made sure the judge really understood things from my side. I have been very pleased with her approach and even her understanding with the billing. …”