Board-Certified Deer Park Divorce Lawyers
Our lead attorney,
Dennis M. Slate, is Board Certified in the area of family law, which is a qualification
that sets our firm apart from others. Lawyers who are Board-Certified
have proven skills and experience in the field of law in which they practice.
Marital law pertains to difficult issues involving family relations that
require the help of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney, which is
why we are here to serve you through the process. The issues that are
brought about in the field of family law affect all participants, including
the husband, wife, parent, child, and even grandparents. Lawyers who practice
in the field of family law handle matters that are very sensitive in that
nature. For that reason, it is imperative that you obtain high-quality
legal guidance to ensure that you are fully protected.
Importance of a Board-Certified Attorney
Board certification is a distinguishing mark within the legal community
of Texas. It means that the lawyer has demonstrated experience and ability
in that particular field of law. Attorneys who are Board Certified have
earned the right to call themselves specialists in that particular area of law.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was established by the Supreme
Court of Texas and it offers this certification program to select individuals.
Even though there are more than 70,000 attorneys who are licensed to practice
in the state of Texas, only 7,000 are board certified. This is a voluntary
process that allows the attorney to be distinguished from others in his
or her field.
You may be wondering what an attorney's board certification has to
do with your case. Below, we have answered several frequently asked questions
related to board certification:
What are the qualifications to become a Board-Certified attorney?
In order to become board certified, the lawyer must meet the following
- Been licensed for at least five years
- Have devoted a specific percentage of practice to s specialty field of
law for 3 years minimum
- Have handled a wide variety of matters
- Attended continuing education seminars regularly to remain up to date
- Been evaluated by fellow lawyers & judges
- Passed a 6-hour examination
Is board certification a one-time event?
No. This is an ongoing process that will require the attorney to take
active steps to retain his or her status as a specialist in the particular
field of law. Being Board Certified requires ongoing involvement in the
attorney's specialty area, which is referenced from peers in that
field. This process also requires annual legal education for the lawyer
to remain current with the law.
Call Today for Representation from a Family Law Specialist
During this stressful time of your life, the lawyer you choose should have
the ability to protect your assets and the welfare of all those involved.
The Texas State Bar uses board certification as a way to identify those
lawyers who demonstrate expertise in each particular field of law. When
you choose a
Board-Certified family lawyer, you can have confidence in his or her skills and ability to pursue the
best possible outcome to your case.
An attorney who is a certified family law specialist will offer the value
of expertise in the field of matrimonial law. Specialists are better suited
to handle complex issues that arise in a client's case, such as hidden
assets and modifications of court orders. Ensure that you are fully represented
by relying on the services of Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law!
As a Deer Park Board-Certified Lawyer, Dennis M. Slate is prepared to
pursue the best possible results on behalf of our clients. Together, we
have decades of experience fighting to protect clients.
Contact Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law
today to find out how our involvement in your case can make all the difference.