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 Star℠
Named Top Attorney by
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- 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.