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CPS Sanctioned By Texas Judge for "Groundless" Removal of Child

A Texas judge has sanctioned Child Protective Services (CPS) and ordered the agency to pay just under $28,000 in attorney’s fees in relation to the “groundless” 2014 removal of a ...
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Dennis Slate Named in Top 20 Houston Divorce Lawyers by Expertise

Attorney Dennis M. Slate has been chosen as one of the top 20 divorce attorneys in Houston and the surrounding metropolitan area, including Deer Park. The selection comes from Expertise, one of the ...
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Social Media and Divorces Just Don't Mix

Are you the type to take a photograph of your lunch every day and post it onto Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media apps? Maybe you saw some beauty in the composition of the plate? ...
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Managing the Holiday Season as an Adult Child of Divorce

When people think of divorced parents sharing children, the imagery of young children come to mind. What many do not consider is how a divorce can affect an adult, especially around the holiday times. ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Texas

Same-sex marriage is perhaps one of the headlined topics in the news today, all thanks to the decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. That groundbreaking decision made same-sex ...
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Can Grandparents get custody in a CPS case?

When Children’s Protective Services (CPS) seeks to remove children from their parents for abuse or neglect, its caseworkers have a duty to seek placement of the child(ren) with a relative of ...
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Types of Child Custody in Texas

Child custody can be a confusing issue due to the several different types of custody. The first type of custody that you may come across is an order for temporary custody. This order will be in place ...
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How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?

When a couple is going through a divorce, the court will need to determine some sort of child custody arrangement for the children involved. Parents often want to know their chances of receiving ...
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Unprecedented Ruling Against Texas Child Protective Services

Many challenging legal matters can leave families feeling hopeless. It is important for families to know, however, that having a knowledgeable attorney by their side can increase their chances of ...
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Premarital Agreement (AKA Prenuptial Agreements)

What are Premarital Agreements? (AKA Prenuptial Agreements) Premarital agreements are used to spell out the rights and duties of people before they marry. Premarital agreements are allowed to cover ...
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Common Law Marriage: Oops did I accidentally get married?

Pasadena Texas Common Law Marriage Common Law Marriage: How to Keep From Accidentally Getting Married Common Law marriage, also known as an informal marriage, is a type of marriage between a man and a ...
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SMART PHONES: A Houston Divorce Lawyer's Best Friend

SMART PHONES: A Houston Divorce Lawyer's Best Friend I have been saying this for a while now. The technology age is wonderful! It is wonderful because of how easy technology makes our everyday ...
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Using a Polygraph Test in a Child Protective Services Case

Using a Polygraph Test in a Child Protective Services Case The law in Texas is very clear, polygraph tests are NOT admissible in court. Not only are the results of a polygraph inadmissible in a court, ...
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HELP! CPS wants me to sign a Child Safety and Evaluation Plan.

HELP! CPS wants me to sign a Child Safety and Evaluation Plan. Imagine the following scenario: Your son is sick with a severe cough and flu like symptoms. You take him to the doctor’s office, ...
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How to Change a Child's Name

Changing a Child’s Name The Texas Family Code allows for a parent, a managing conservator, or a guardian to file a petition with a court to change a child’s name. The request for name ...
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How to Raise or Lower Your Child Support

How to Raise or Lower your Child Support Whether you want to raise or lower your child support, there are certain rules you must follow according to the Texas Family Code in order to get your change ...
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Signs Your Spouse is Having an Affair

Signs your spouse is having an affair As a divorce lawyer for many years, I have seen it all in regards to the tell tale signs your spouse may be having an affair. In the days before social networks ...
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Houston Police Department Officer Accused of Bigamy

Houston Police Department Officer Accused of Bigamy I had a hard time deciding if I was going to blog about this story on my criminal law blog or on this family law blog. Family law won out because I ...
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Pasadena Divorce Lawyer Agrees: January is "Divorce Month."

Pasadena Texas Divorce Lawyer agrees that January does see an increase in divorce related lawsuit filings. In the business of representing people who are getting divorced, we often see ebbs and flows ...
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CPS has taken my children, what do I do?

CPS has taken my children, what can I do? Child Protective Services is given a lot of authority in the Texas Family Code to remove children from homes that CPS investigators deem as unsafe. CPS cases ...
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How Do I Calculate Child Support?

How do I calculate child support? Contact, Dennis M. Slate, a Houston area Child Support Lawyer today According to the Texas Family Code, there are three things the court must do in order to properly ...
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Paying Child Support for Someone Else's Child...?

Mistaken Paternity In 2011, the Texas Legislature amended Family Code section 161.005 to allow an adjudicated father who is paying child support for a child that is not biologically his, to file to ...
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What Are Temporary Orders?

La Porte Family Lawyer discusses the use of temporary orders Temporary Orders A temporary order is generally unique to family law. After we have filed a lawsuit for divorce or for modification of ...
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Texas Holiday Visitation Schedules and Tips

Do You Need a Baytown Child Custody Lawyer ? The typical Texas Divorce Decree that deals with children will have a Standard Possession Order included in the order. The Standard Possession Order is a ...
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Welcome to our Family Law Blog

Welcome to our Family Law Blog, you can subscribe to our feed here. Here at the Dennis M. Slate, Attorney at Law, we offer a full range of family law and legal services including divorce, paternity, ...
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