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Domestic Violence in Pearland

Family Violence & Protective Orders

Domestic violence can affect any family, regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic class, no one is exempt. Whether you are a victim, or you are being accused of hurting another member of your family, your situation demands careful consideration and attention to detail, particularly when someone has filed a protective order.

As the founder of Dennis M. Slate, Attorney at Law, I am fully prepared to assist you in your domestic violence case. Not only am I am experienced divorce attorney, but my military service includes 20 years in the U.S. Army and Reserves, and I am currently serving as a major.

As a focused attorney, some of the features that set me apart includes:

  • Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Starâ„ 
  • Named Top Attorney by H Texas Magazine
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • 20 years of service in the U.S. Army and Reserves

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is any threat or threat of an action by a family member against another member of the family that is intended to cause bodily injury or sexual assault, or a reasonable fear of such an action.

In the eyes of the law, child abuse, spousal abuse, and other forms of violence perpetrated by family members are considered domestic violence.

What is a protective order?

Any adult in the household can seek a protective order for themselves or for any other member of the household, including a child who is a victim of abuse. This order is meant to protect the victims of abuse by ordering the abuser to stop the abuse.

The Attorney General, the District Attorney, or the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services may also apply on behalf of anyone who is a victim of family violence.

In some cases, the victim's testimony may be enough to obtain a protective order, even in the absence of a police report. A protective order can order the abuser to:

  • Stop the abuse
  • Stop communicating with the victim
  • Stay away from the home or work of the victim
  • Stop harassing, annoying, alarming, abusing, or embarrassing the victim
  • Stay away from firearms

Violations of a protective order can result in criminal charges that range from a Class A misdemeanor to a third degree felony, depending on the violator's charge and criminal history.

Domestic Violence & Divorce

As a Pearland divorce attorney, I represent victims of domestic violence and spouses facing allegations of abuse. While domestic violence is a serious matter, there are cases where an innocent person is wrongfully accused of family violence, especially in the midst of an ugly divorce or child custody battle.

If domestic violence is a factor in your relationship, I urge you to contact me right away. I understand the sensitive nature of your situation and the urgency involved. Such cases are delicate matters that must be handled appropriately in order to bring about the best possible results.

To learn more about how I can help you, call my office at once to schedule a confidential consultation.

  • Board-Certified Family Lawyer

    As a specialist, Dennis M. Slate is ready to advocate on your behalf!

    Learn More
  • Peaceful Divorce Resoultions

    Find out if you would benefit from an uncontested divorce.

    Get the Facts
  • Secure the Division of Your Property

    We have experience with complex property divisions.

    Secure Your Assets
  • Need Help? Reach Out to Our Firm Now.

    We are here to help. Tell us about your case today!

    Contact Us

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