Cincinnati Divorce Lawyers For Men | Cordell & Cordell
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This office also handles Northern Kentucky cases.

The transition through divorce is never easy no matter how tough you are. You are suddenly faced with decisions that will affect your finances for years to come. More importantly, the role you play in your children’s lives could be altered.

During this challenging time, you need a partner you can count on to help you through the process. Our Cincinnati, Ohio, attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce so they have a better understanding of the unique challenges you will face in the family court system as a man and father.

We will work diligently to champion your rights and the rights of your children.

Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men

The divorce attorneys at Cordell & Cordell’s Cincinnati office can handle a wide range of family law matters from uncontested divorce to complex asset division.

They will listen to any concerns you have and work to help you achieve your goals in court as you begin the next chapter of your life.

Advocates For Dad’s Rights and Fathers’ Rights

Cordell & Cordell was founded in 1990 by Joseph E. Cordell and his wife, Yvonne. The firm was founded to help men and fathers level the playing field in divorce courts.

Since then the firm has grown to more than 100 offices across the United States and is now one of the largest family law firms serving men in the world. In 2015, Cordell & Cordell expanded internationally and opened its first office in the United Kingdom.

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

Frequently Asked Cincinnati Divorce Questions

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

You are required to reside in the county in which you file for divorce 90 days prior to filing. It’s important to note that you must reside in Ohio for six months prior to filing for divorce.

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

In Ohio, there is no mandatory waiting period before your divorce can be granted. However, if you have children, you will likely be required to complete a parenting class before the court will grant your divorce.

The length of your divorce will vary depending upon the particular issues in your case.

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

You can serve your spouse with personal service or certified mail. Under certain circumstances you may request ordinary mail service.

If the attempts to serve your spouse have failed, you may request service by publication through the court. The court will place the publication in the appropriate publications.

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

It depends upon the county you are filing for divorce in. The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted some standard forms required by each party; however, your particular county may have additional required forms.

Where do I file for divorce?

You will file for divorce in the county in which you have resided for 90 days prior to filing. You will file at Domestic Relations Common Pleas Court for your respective county.

How much are divorce filing fees?

The fees vary for each county.

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

All courts are required to follow the law as adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court. Each county resides within a Court of Appeals District.

The Court of Appeals District for your county may have created case law regarding issues that have not been directly addressed by the Ohio Supreme Court or have further analyzed a decision of the Ohio Supreme Court.

The case law created by your Court of Appeals District will provide precedent for you to follow.

Cincinnati Client Testimonials


“Dorothy was very helpful, and I enjoyed working with her. She was very dependable and had great insight. It was very expensive, but I will certainly reach out to her again if any legal assistance is needed. Thank you.”


“[My attorney] seems to be going above and beyond what I’ve previously experienced with other attorneys. [My attorney] is really doing a fine job and has been very proactive. She has followed through on everything she said she would without having to be reminded. [My attorney] takes the bull by the horns!”


“[My attorney] has been very professional from start to finish! You don’t see customer service like this any more these days. She does her job very well! [My attorney] educated me on many things and really helped me get through this really difficult time. She always got back to me right away and made sure I knew exactly what was going on. She has far exceeded my expectations…”