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Hear from our former clients about their experience working with Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our Deer Park divorce lawyers share over 60 years of experience representing individuals facing difficult situations related to divorce and child custody. Our award-winning firm knows how to mediate a divorce effectively, and also how to fight for your best interests in court. Contact us today to discuss your unique situation in a consultation.
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  • This is definitely the team you want on your side; they are a cut above the rest.

    “I have used Dennis Slate on a few occasions starting in 2005. He was compassionate, skilled and takes the time to explain the details of a case to ensure you understand. I always got the sense he and his staff were working for me and my best interest. On the slim chance he was not available to speak with, his paralegal and legal secretary were knowledgeable and more than able to answer any question I had regarding my case. This is definitely the team you want on your side; they are a cut above the rest.”

    Nicole S.

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

    “Dennis Slate has a real family atmosphere and it's a pleasure to work with the group. Dennis is very flexible and easy to work with. I have used him for various personal transactions and he never disappoints!”

    Lisa M.

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

    “Dennis is very knowledgeable and he know how to handle the situation, I'm so glad I chose him as my attorney to help me. Ms DANNIELLE SIMMS did a wonderful job in keeping me updated and also in court. Their help got me my kids and my rights back”

    Ranjithkumar

  • There was never a time when I felt she was not doing everything legally possible on my behalf.

    “Hummm... Where to begin? So I needed a Divorce Attorney. I selected, Dannielle Simms, from the Law office of Dennis M. Slate's law firm. My initial phone conversation was with Dennis Slate, and he assured me that everyone in the office would work with me on my case... This happened. He and another attorney showed up to court at different times. The legal secretary was "johnny-on-the-spot" anytime I need quick answers or was dropping off or picking up documents. The paralegal, when Dannielle was not available, always knew the answers regarding my case. Now, Dannielle Simms, wow... Just wow... From our very first meeting she was able to take an emotional subject (my divorce), give comfort, listen, and clearly lay out what I could expect from having her, Dannielle, representing me. There were many times during the court appearances that she correctly explained the temperament of the judge and how the judge would rule. She kept me calm and let me know each step of the process. When I had my "red lines" (there were certain things I was not willing to give up) Dannielle was able to put it into legal language that was then granted by the court or the apposing counsel got my ex-wife to agree. I could not have been able to do this without Dannielle's legal expertise. When needed, Dannielle was aggressive in protecting my interest. There was never a time when I felt she was not doing everything legally possible on my behalf. I have even recommend Danielle's services to other friends that need good legal council. I would never wish that anyone would need Ms. Simms' legal services, but if anyone does, they would not be wrong in choosing a well qualified and competent attorney that is Dannielle Simms.”

    Thunder

  • 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.

    “Mr. Slate is very professional AND a heavyweight in the courtroom! 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. I felt like he always had my family's best interest. I would recommend him to everyone.”

    David Villanueva

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

    “I had 2 consultations just to make sure that this is the right person as I was struggling to understand as I was never in the trouble of any kind before ever. My wife lied about me being abusive to my child and became very manipulative and caused the CPS to be involved and also the Law enforcement . I hired Ms. Dannielle Simms and I am so glad that I did . Infact that was the best decision I have ever made. She is wonderful, compassionate, very strong , super intelligent and super understanding at all levels . She is a strong advocate for me and my rights and guided me every step of the way even when I faulted sometime to follow the instructions to the "T". She is steadfast and amazing. She is more than excellent . If you want the right thing and want results and want to win and if you did not break the law then she is the person for you as she will fight for your rights . She also exactly understands what you expect . She is the person who is hammer on the nails head at the same time in some instances acts like a person handling a fine glass vase delicately . She is dynamic and wonderful. She will be my "Go To " legal advice from now on . Thanks Ms. Dannielle Simms for closing the CPS case successfully .You are the best.”

    Pritt

  • The judge had no choice but to side in my favor.

    “My ex Fiancé' was keeping me from seeing my 14 month old daughter after our relationship ended, so I decided to consult Dennis Slate on my options. After going over the details of my case Dennis told me that he felt confident that he could get me a set visitation schedule of some kind first and foremost and that he would try to get more if the opportunity presented itself. Dennis is very particular about what he wants and needs as far as proof or evidence goes. Do yourself a favor and don't take this request from him lightly. He's got an awesome staff that helps every step along the way. They are very detailed as well and their communication is second to none. In my case, the mother of my child decided to lie several times on the stand, the judge believed her and sided with her the first time we went to court. I thought my case was over and that I would not be able to be in my daughter's life. Dennis pretty much told me to stop complaining and prove she was lying. Once I gave the evidence to Dennis, he went to work organizing it all and come up with a game plan for our next court date. When the day finally came, the magic of who Dennis Slate is came to life. He was relentless in his pursuit to prove her lies. He did not let up. The judge had no choice but to side in my favor. I went into this case hoping for some time with my daughter and possibly having overnight visitation rights. When Dennis was finished and the dust settled, I was awarded 50% visitation of my daughter. I now get her 7 days on and 7 days off. I also pay no child support. Let me say that again.... I pay ZERO child support. I also have exclusive rights to choose schooling and doctors for my daughter. I am a no nonsense kind of guy and Dennis Slate is the exact same. He will not blow smoke to try to get your money. He will be brutally honest with you. Do yourself a favor, trust Dennis Slate and his team to represent you in your time of need.”

    Danny

  • The results my family and I received from working with Dennis Slate and Shailey Gupta-Brieztke were better than I thought possible.

    “I hired Dennis Slate because my wife had such success with him in her custody case last year against her ex-husband. I had been informally exercising a half-time schedule with my daughters for almost a full year when their mom decided to stop – without reason or warning – and refused to let me see them any more than our old custody order allowed. The kids went from seeing me half the time to only one night during the week and 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends. My entire family was devastated. With the help of Dennis and his team I was able to officially get back half-time as well as every other request we made. The results my family and I received from working with Dennis Slate and Shailey Gupta-Brieztke were better than I thought possible. If I am forced to litigate again, I will absolutely be using Dennis Slate and his team. They are amazing!”

    Jahnathan

  • I was awarded $2.1 million in damages.

    “I was awarded $2.1 million in damages from my ex, along with Primary Custody of my daughter. My ex now pays me child support, and was ordered to pay my legal fees. Slate Law filed a motion for enforcement on my current order and my ex was held in contempt. My case included False abuse claims, CPS involvement, Parental Alienation, Slander, Libel and the team at Slate Law was able to sort through it all. When we went to court, Dennis Slate knew the facts of my case better than I did. Trust me, I went through 5 different lawyers before I found Mr. Slate. I learned the hard way, but this Law Firm did everything they said they would do, and I was billed honestly, and fairly. Don't be fooled by the practical style and location of the office. If you want to overpay for a "Big-City Do Nothing Lawyer" with a fancy office, you are in the wrong spot. If you want to walk into the court room and get the real results that you deserve, then make the drive to Deer Park and hire Slate Law!”

    Happy Client

  • The team is great and professional.

    “Dad filed emergency restraining order right during the holiday season and was given a court date the first week in January. I was in a lurch. I was recommended to Mr. Slate's office, by another well rated lawyer who said that he is the one she's lost to. I was able to get a consultation with an associate of Dennis, but was able to retain him. He has a great court presence and will speak up for you. I was an out of towner, but trusted that they could represent me in my absence where the judge allowed. He the go-to lawyer, before you do anything! The team is great and professional and understand the family court. I don't wish this on anyone, but if you have to, use this team! ”

    Happy Client

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

    “Hummm... Where to begin? So I needed a Divorce Attorney. I selected, Dannielle Simms, from the Law office of Dennis M. Slate's law firm. My initial phone conversation was with Dennis Slate, and he assured me that everyone in the office would work with me on my case... This happened. He and another attorney showed up to court at different times. The legal secretary was "johnny-on-the-spot" anytime I need quick answers or was dropping off or picking up documents. The paralegal, when Dannielle was not available, always knew the answers regarding my case. Now, Dannielle Simms, wow... Just wow... From our very first meeting she was able to take an emotional subject (my divorce), give comfort, listen, and clearly lay out what I could expect from having her, Dannielle, representing me. There were many times during the court appearances that she correctly explained the temperament of the judge and how the judge would rule. She kept me calm and let me know each step of the process. When I had my "red lines" (there were certain things I was not willing to give up) Dannielle was able to put it into legal language that was then granted by the court or the apposing counsel got my ex-wife to agree. I could not have been able to do this without Dannielle's legal expertise. When needed, Dannielle was aggressive in protecting my interest. There was never a time when I felt she was not doing everything legally possible on my behalf. I have even recommend Danielle's services to other friends that need good legal council. I would never wish that anyone would need Ms. Simms' legal services, but if anyone does, they would not be wrong in choosing a well qualified and competent attorney that is Dannielle Simms.”

    Thunder

  • There are no words to describe how glad we are that we hired his law firm.

    “Excellent Attorney! I hired Dennis Slate by the recommendation of a friend and I am so happy that I did! If you are looking for someone whom is extremely experienced in Family Law, then he is your guy. We are Grandparents whom were fighting for custody of our Grandchild after her Mother, our daughter passed away. It took two years of fighting, but we finally prevailed yesterday! There are no words to describe how glad we are that we hired his law firm. All of the people whom work with him are very knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you to all of you who had any part in helping with our case. On a side note he is pretty expensive but worth every penny when you compare it against the life of a child!”

    Michelle

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

    “I used Dennis Slate as my attorney to handle my Divorce case. I was being stalked and was very scared about everything. Dennis was there for me, stood by me thru the entire ordeal and made me feel safe at all times! We had successful results in court and I am glad I used Dennis and would recommend him to anyone!”

    Tammy A.

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

    “I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Slate to anyone. I came to Mr. Dennis Slate with a challenge that seemed impossible. Mr. Slate asked several questions and educated me on the law. After our conversation Mr. Slate and Ms. Dannielle Simms went into action. It was a relief to be able to place my situation in capable hands. Ms. Simms was always available to answer my questions and provide updates on my case. Her caring and reassurances were greatly appreciated in my times of concern. At trial time I sat back and let Mr. Slate work the law. It was a nothing less than amazing to watch Mr. Slate in action. To say it went well is an understatement. Mr. Slate used his knowledge of the law to expose the truth to the court. I walked out of the courthouse with a huge smile on my face. I would also like to acknowledge the helpfulness of Ms. Dalia Benitez. Ms. Benitez was always there to answer questions, receive documents, and forward messages.”

    Cheryl

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

    “I found myself the target of a false CPS allegation and knew I needed a lawyer to help me clear my name and ensure my relationship with my children. I went for a consultation with Ms Dannielle Simms and within five minutes of sitting down with her, I was sure she was THE ONE. Her vast knowledge of the CPS process helped me to feel at ease. She told me like it is, instead of what she thought I wanted to hear and I greatly appreciated that. Ultimately, the allegations were Ruled Out and Ms Simms was able to get my “Role Removed”, meaning I am once again a complete stranger to CPS. During the whole CPS process I also had to retain her to represent me in a frivolous Modification brought against me. Again, no promises were made, only complete honesty about the situation. Ms Simms was extremely aggressive and gave me specific instructions on what she needed from me of which I did my best to do. Thanks to her extensive Family Law knowledge and pure professionalism the tables were turned and I was able to right the wrongs my original Divorce Lawyer made during my divorce several years ago. From the minute I walked through the door for the first time I was treated with nothing but the utmost respect. Everyone I encountered at this firm is amazing and they do their jobs very, very well. If you’re looking for a lawyer who will pamper you and blow smoke up your ass you might want to go elsewhere. If you’re looking for a lawyer that’s 50 percent Pitbull, 50 percent genius and 1000 percent BADASS then look no further, Ms Dannielle Simms and the whole crew at this firm have you covered. THANKS DANNIELLE! YOU’RE A ROCKSTAR!”

    Dustin

  • I would recommend her over and over again.

    “I had consults with a few lawyers before choosing Shailey. I had another Attorney who was out of district recommend her. Shailey is very attentive, professional, knowledgeable, punctual, and responsive. Shailey and her legal assistant were always on top of my case and made sure to explain/answer any questions or concerns I needed address. The one thing that highlighted Shailey the most was her knowledge in family law. She's knows the law like the back of her hand. She is reasonable and straight forward with all situations. She doesn't sugar coat any information. She is prepared AHEAD of time. Not a day before. Shailey takes her job very seriously and stick by her clients in a point of law. I would recommend her over and over again for any family law matter. My case was child support and she accomplished everything I asked for. Just do a consult with her and you will see why she is a great fit for you.”

    Chris

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

    “I first meet Dennis Slate as my professor for Business Law at San Jacinto College. I immediately knew if I ever needed him as a lawyer he was going to be my secret weapon in court. Years later my husband I decided to modify his court orders and get primary custody of his daughter. My husband chose to hire an attorney he found online who was absolutely a nightmare. We quickly felt like we were losing the battle before us so we decided to seek new counsel and Dennis immediately came to mind. He met with us the same day we decided to make the change, and seamlessly took over our case. Changing over to Dennis was the best decision we've ever made for our case, but for our daughter's future as well. Dennis is not only very knowledgeable, but he's also very straightforward and will not advise you to making poor choices that are not advantageous to your case. Mr. Slate and all of his office staff are great communicators and always respond back in a timely fashion. Comparing Dennis to the first attorney we hired was a night and day difference. Custody cases are often like going to battle, and I most certainly want Dennis Slate and his staff with me in the trenches. It's been four years since we won our case and we are still forever thankful for all of Mr. Slate and his staff's hard work. Without hesitation or question, I recommend Dennis to anyone who expresses the need of an attorney.”

    Ray & Christina V.

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

    “Thank you for your hard work, and for treating Mike and me with respect, and kindness thru such a sad and difficult situation.”

    Charlotte S.

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

    “I was looking for a family law attorney to assist with terminating my child support obligation. I had been paying child support through the Attorney General’s office by a Wage Withholding Order. When my eldest child graduated from high school, the AG’s office did not reduce my child support as they should have. I tried contacting them by phone and mail for months to no avail. In the meantime, I was only a few months away from my youngest child graduating high school, and I was fearful that the lack of efficiency in the AG’s office would result in my paying child support on both children for far longer than necessary. In desperation, I contacted Mr. Slate’s office, and they introduced me to Shailey Gupte-Brietzke. Shailey was absolutely wonderful. She immediately understood what I had been up against. She contacted the AG’s office and was able to determine that yes, I had over-paid for my eldest child. She had that credit applied to what I owed on my youngest child, and she was actually able to have them cancel the Wage Withholding Order sooner than I had anticipated. What I had been unsuccessful in doing in months on my own, Shailey managed to accomplish - and more - within just a few days. She was so kind, understanding, and friendly; but what really makes her stand out is her knowledge of Texas family law and her ability to navigate through the red tape. I cannot thank her enough!”

    Tammy B.

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

    “Mr. Slate is an excellent attorney. I hired him for my termination/adoption case. It was our wish for my sons stepdad to be able to adopt him and Mr. Slate made it come true. No matter what came up, he kept pushing and figuring things out. Mr. Slate gets things done!!!!! I would certainly use him again and would recommend him to anybody.”

    Ashley C.

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