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Independence, OH

Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce.
5005 Rockside Road
Suite 350
Independence, OH 44131

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.

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Directions to Independence, OH Office

Where is the Independence Office? Cordell & Cordell’s Independence, OH office is located at 5005 Rockside Road Suite 350. If you are driving to the office, take I-77 and use Exit 155 to exit at Rockside Rd toward Independence/Seven Hills. The office sits just west of the interchange and our building is directly on Rockside Rd.

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.

Independence, OH 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 Independence, OH Questions

How long do I have to live in Independence before I can file for divorce?

You must live in the county you want to file in for at least three months to file for a divorce without children.

For divorces involving children, the children must live in the county for six months.

Is there a mandatory waiting period in Independence before a divorce can be granted? How long will a divorce take?
There is a mandatory waiting period of 30 days after the filing of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

Generally, once a Petition for Dissolution is filed, it will take from three to six months from filing to Judgment. It will take longer if the case is highly contested.

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

The Rules of Civil Procedure require personal service if possible. The court will expect you to make reasonable efforts to determine the whereabouts of parties to be served.

Personal service may be made by either the sheriff in the county where the party being served resides or by a personal process server. The circuit clerk will prepare the summons to be served by the sheriff or the private process server.

Service may be requested by certified mail or by publication in certain situations once an affidavit is filed and a Judge rules that it is appropriate.

If it is appropriate to serve a party by publication, it is your responsibility to contact the publisher of a newspaper of general circulation in the county where your case is filed to arrange for publication.

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

Jackson County forms needed:

– Petition for Dissolution
– Certificate of Dissolution
– Motion for Order for Approval and Appointment of Process Server
– Form 17
– Form 15

Cass County forms needed:

– Petition for Dissolution
– Certificate of Dissolution
– Motion for Order for Approval and Appointment of Process Server

Where do I file for divorce in Jackson County and Cass County?

Jackson County Circuit Court
Circuit Clerk
415 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Eastern Jackson County
Circuit Clerk
308 West Kansas
Independence, MO 64050

Cass County Justice Center
Circuit Clerk
2501 W. Wall Street
Harrisonville, Missouri 64701

How much are filing fees at the county courthouses?

Filing fees change often, but currently Jackson County charges $159 and Cass County charges $150.

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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.