Cordell & Cordell is a partner dads can count on during one of the toughest challenges of their lives. The family law attorneys at our Houston, Texas, 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 Texas 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 Houston Divorce Questions
How long do I have to live in Houston before I can file for divorce?
You must have lived in Texas for past 6 months and County for 90 days preceding filing.
Is there a mandatory waiting period in Houston before a divorce can be granted?
Yes, there is a 60-day mandatory waiting period before your divorce can be finalized.
How can I serve my spouse in Houston?
You may serve the Respondent by personal service through the constable or private process server, by certified mail sent through the district clerk’s office, or by substitute service if the court gives permission.
What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in Houston?
With every divorce that is filed you must complete a civil case information sheet along with the Petition.
Where do I file for divorce?
The Family Court Building is located at 1115 Congress in downtown Houston.
How much are filing fees at the local courthouse?
The fees vary depending on if you are filing a contested divorce, contested divorce with children, uncontested divorce or an uncontested divorce with children. Typically, you can expect fees in the area of $250.
All filing fees are available on the Harris County website.
Houston Client Testimonials
“Overall expensive, but [my] experience was really good. Communication was also great; I thought she was wonderful at returning phone calls. I thought she handled herself wonderfully at court and with the amicus … I was just really pleased with the experience and service I received from her and the firm. I have already referred Stacey.”
“Ijeoma is phenomenal. She always answers my calls right away, usually within 15 minutes. She tells me exactly what I need to know, keeps me in check, and keeps me from saying anything I shouldn’t. … You guys are lucky to have her working for your firm. Ijeoma is worth every dollar I have spent. She even called me when she was out of the country on vacation! She is going to go far, and I could not be more happy that she is my lawyer. She is always spot on.”
“[My attorney] was very personable. She was great with following up with me in regards to any questions I had. If she couldn’t answer my question, she always made sure to get back in contact with me within a day or two. Most of the delays were from the opposing party’s side. Other than that, everything went great.”