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Dallas, TX

Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce.
13727 Noel Rd
Suite 1050
Dallas, TX 75240
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Directions to Dallas, TX Office

Where is the Dallas office? Our Dallas office is located at 13727 Noel Road, Galleria N. Tower Two, Suite 1050. Find our office among popular retail shops like Alpha and the Galleria Dallas Shopping Mall behind Starbucks. We are inside of Tower Two, just across the street from the The Container Store and across from the Post Office on Noel Rd. If you are heading North or South on Dallas North Tollway S, exit onto Dallas Pkwy and then take a right onto Southern Blvd. Take another right onto Noel Rd, then a right onto Valley View Trail, and follow the circle until you see Tower Two to your right.

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.

Dallas, TX 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 Dallas, TX Questions

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

A suit for divorce can be maintained in Dallas County if:

(1) Either the petitioner or respondent has resided there for the past 90 days if both parties have been domiciled in Texas for the past six (6) months;
(2) Dallas is the county where the Petitioner has resided for the past 90 days if he or she is the only party who has been domiciled in Texas for the past six (6) months; or
(3) Dallas County is the county where the Respondent resides if he is the only party who has been domiciled in Texas for the past six (6) months.

See Tex. Fam. Code Sec. 6.301, 6.3-2.

Is there a mandatory waiting period in Dallas County before a divorce can be granted?

In Dallas County, there is a 60-day waiting period. Generally, a court cannot render a final judgment for divorce until at least 60 days after the day the suit was filed. See Tex. Fam. Code Sec. 6.702(a).

A party can ask for a waiver of the 60-day waiting period if:

(1) The Respondent has been convicted of or received deferred adjudication for an offense involving family violence against the Petitioner or a member of the Petitioner’s household; or
(2) The Petitioner has an active protective order and order based on finding of family violence committed by the Respondent during the marriage.

See Tex. Fam. Code Sec. 6.702(c)(2).

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

In Dallas County, when the Respondent is in Texas, service is proper if the Respondent is hand delivered a copy of the citation and petition for divorce. Service may be done by a sheriff, constable, or another person authorized by law. Tex. R. Civ. P. 103.

Service is also proper by mailing the citation and petition by registered or certified mail with return receipt requested. The return receipt with the addressee’s signature is attached to the return. Tex. R. Civ. P. 106.

On Motion, supported by an affidavit saying personal delivery was unsuccessful, the court may grant service by an alternative method. Under substitute service, the court can order that the citation and a copy of the petition can be left with anyone over age 16 at the specified location or in any manner that the affidavit stated would reasonably give the respondent notice of the divorce suit.

Waiver of service is also proper, if the Respondent will agree to accept service. If the Respondent will agree to sign a waiver of service, than hand delivery is not required.

If the Respondent is represented by counsel, service may also be proper on the Respondent’s attorney of record if the attorney will agree to accept service on the respondent’s behalf.

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

To file for divorce in Dallas County, you will need to file along with your Petition for Divorce a Civil Case Information Sheet.

Where do I file for divorce in Dallas?

You should file for divorce with the Dallas County Family Judicial District Courts. The George Allen Courthouse is located at 600 Commerce St. in Dallas.

How much are filing fees at the Dallas courthouse?
The Dallas Family Court Fees are as follows:

Dallas County Family Court list of fees.

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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.