Board-Certified Family Law Specialist

Reviews from Our Clients

  • “This is definitely the team you want on your side; they are a cut above the rest.”

    Nicole S.

  • “What really makes her stand out is her knowledge of Texas family law and her ability to navigate through the red tape.”

    Tammy B.

  • “Everyone I encountered at this firm is amazing and they do their jobs very, very well.”

    Dustin

  • “When the day (of court) finally came, the magic of who Dennis Slate is came to life.”

    Thunder

  • “Do yourself a favor, trust Dennis Slate and his team to represent you in your time of need.”

    Ranjithkumar

  • “I immediately knew if I ever needed him as a lawyer he was going to be my secret weapon in court.”

    Ray & Christina V.

  • “The team is great and professional.”

    Happy Client

  • “I would recommend her over and over again.”

    Chris

  • “BEST LAWYER EVER !! -- Ms. Dannielle Simms - awesome best !!!”

    Pritt

  • “Thank you for your hard work, and for treating Mike and me with respect...”

    Charlotte S.

  • “I have used him for various personal transactions and he never disappoints!”

    Lisa M.

  • “Dennis was there for me, stood by me thru the entire ordeal and made me feel safe at all times!”

    Tammy A.

  • “No matter what came up, he kept pushing and figuring things out.”

    Ashley C.

  • “He took on my case with only 5 days until we had to go to court and he represented himself as if he knew me for years.”

    David Villanueva

  • “It was a relief to be able to place my situation in capable hands.”

    Cheryl

Deer Park Alimony Attorney

Alimony/Spousal Support in Harris County and the Houston Area

During divorce negotiations, measures will be taken to ensure that both parties can survive financially, now that they will be on their own, and not sharing the cost of household expenses. If there is a large disparity between the incomes of the two spouses, the spouse who makes more money may be expected to pay alimony, or spousal support.

Spousal support, like child support, is a set amount of money that one spouse is expected to pay to the other to help them out with the necessities of life, such as groceries, clothing, bills, and rent or mortgage payments.

When negotiating the terms of spousal support it is helpful to retain the services of a Deer Park divorce attorney, who can help you fight for your spousal support needs. We serve clients throughout Harris County and the greater Houston area.

Alimony is usually a temporary circumstance, set in motion until a time when the person receiving support can reasonably be expected to make ends meet without support. In some cases, the support may become a permanent necessity, if, for example, one spouse becomes permanently disabled and cannot work. How long your marriage lasted, the ability of each party to pay support, how much money both parties make, and whether or not someone is disabled all factor in to determining a fair amount of spousal support.

However, if, over time, needs have changed, you may need to consider a modification of spousal support, where the court will go over the newest information and determine if the set amount is fair, too high, too low, or altogether unnecessary. In all of these instances, you will want to have an experienced attorney by your side that is committed to fighting for your best interest s, and is aggressively pursuing a resolution that reflects your goals and objectives.

Spousal Support Attorney in Deer Park

Spousal support can be a frustrating aspect of divorce proceedings. If you feel you are being forced to pay too much, or more than you can afford, you may not know what to do. Conversely, if your ex-spouse is trying to pay less support each month, you may end up struggling to make ends meet.

At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we are aware of the complexities of spousal support/alimony, and we are dedicated to seeing that our clients' needs are met, so that they can move forward form their divorce with financial stability and well being. With nearly 50 years of combined experience, we can help you with all aspects of your divorce, including asset division, child custody, and more. We have helped numerous clients through their divorces over the years, and we may be able to help you, as well.

If you are concerned about the amount of money you are paying or receiving as spousal support, contact a Deer Park spousal support/alimony attorney from our firm as soon as possible to discuss your case.

  • Dennis M. Slate
    Dennis M. Slate Founding Attorney
  • Shailey Gupta-Brietzke
    Shailey Gupta-Brietzke Associate Attorney
  • Dannielle Simms
    Dannielle Simms Associate Attorney
  • Lauren F. Durso
    Lauren F. Durso Associate Attorney
  • Hee Jin Chang
    Hee Jin Chang Associate Attorney
  • Ryann Tighe
    Ryann Tighe Paralegal
  • Maria Hernandez
    Maria Hernandez Paralegal
  • Clay Riese
    Clay Riese Paralegal
  • Dennis M. Slate Founding Attorney
    Dennis M. Slate

    Dennis M. Slate serves most of Greater Houston with offices in Deer Park, Houston, and a Brazoria County office in Pearland. Slate is a board-certified family law attorney with over 17 years’ experience, and thousands of cases under his belt. Slate is well respected in the court system and is a powerful advocate to have by your side. Read Full Profile

  • Shailey Gupta-Brietzke Associate Attorney
    Shailey Gupta-Brietzke

    Shailey Gupta-Brietzke is an associate attorney with Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law. Shailey was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2007. She has exclusively practiced family law since licensure, and -became board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law in 2014. Shailey's experience, board certification, and extensive family law knowledge base make her an asset to her clients. Read Full Profile

  • Dannielle Simms Associate Attorney
    Dannielle Simms

    Dannielle Simms is an associate attorney with Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law. She specializes in complex family law issues including divorce, modifications, child support, and CPS defense. Read Full Profile

  • Lauren F. Durso Associate Attorney
    Lauren F. Durso

    Lauren F. Durso is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She was named a Super Lawyer in Family Law by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2014 and 2015. Prior to that, Lauren was named as a Rising Star in Family Law by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2005 and from 2007-2014. Read Full Profile

  • Hee Jin Chang Associate Attorney
    Hee Jin Chang

    Hee Jin Chang is an associate attorney with Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law. Hee Jin has dedicated her legal career to advocating for children and families, helping them navigate through the legal system. Read Full Profile

  • Ryann Tighe Paralegal
    Ryann Tighe

    Ryann Tighe is a paralegal at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law. An indispensable team member since October 2009, Ryann has a wealth of knowledge and a remarkable memory for case details. Ryann is always up for a challenge when it comes to assisting clients in achieving the best possible outcome and offering assistance to co-workers. Read Full Profile

  • Maria Hernandez Paralegal
    Maria Hernandez

    Maria Hernandez has 20 years of paralegal experience in family, personal injury, and criminal law. Maria has obtained an Associate Degree in Applied Arts from Houston Community College and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston Downtown. She regularly assists Attorney Simms with preparation of documents for hearings and trials. She appreciates the opportunity to assist clients who are navigating their complex family law and CPS defense matters.

  • Clay Riese Paralegal
    Clay Riese

    Clay Riese joined the team at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, as an experienced family law paralegal. His career goal is to pursue his passion for helping clients succeed in the family law court systems, working alongside Attorney Gupta-Brietzke. Clay prides himself on his unwavering dedication to assisting both his teammates and the firm's clients. He is a proud Texas A&M graduate from the 2007 graduating class.

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