• Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Houston Texas Magazine
  • Expertise Best Divorce Lawyers in Houston
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Family
  • Super Lawyers

Pearland Divorce Attorneys

Top Family Law Firm Serving the Pearland Area - Call (281) 410-5780

Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been named as one of the top family law firms in the area by Houstonia Magazine, and our attorneys are consistently recognized as some of the best in their field by premier organizations like Super Lawyers and Avvo.

If you want the professional level of representation you expect from a big, expensive downtown law firm, we invite you to get in touch with our team to discuss your case and concerns. Disciplined and dedicated, we are extremely focused on pursuing the objectives of our clients in the most effective way possible.

There are many traits that may set our lead attorney apart from others in the field, just some of which include:

  • Lawyers with 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • Committed to Protecting Parents' Rights
  • Handle Divorces Outside of Court as Much as Possible
  • Founding Attorney Has 25 Years of Service as a U.S. Army Major
  • Founding Attorney Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer®
  • Firm Has Been Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

Our firm offers services in a wide range of family law matters, including post-decree modifications, prenuptial agreements, parental rights, paternity cases, as well as cases of grandparents' rights and parental alienation.

No matter what legal matter you need to resolve, we have the experience and deep insight into how the courts come to a decision. We craft our cases carefully so that there is a better chance of a positive result.

  • Dennis M. Slate
    Dennis M. Slate Founding Attorney
  • Robert I. Kuehm
    Robert I. Kuehm Associate Attorney
  • Lauren F. Durso
    Lauren F. Durso Associate Attorney
  • Jacqueline Houlette
    Jacqueline Houlette 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 Double-Board Certified in Family Law and Child Welfare Law By The Texas Board of Legal Specialization 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

  • Robert I. Kuehm Associate Attorney
    Robert I. Kuehm

    Robert Ian Kuehm is an associate attorney with Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law. Robert was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2007. Robert is a second generation family law attorney that has focused his practice exclusively on helping clients with their family law issues 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

  • Jacqueline Houlette Attorney
    Jacqueline Houlette

    Jackie Houlette is an accomplished trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. She has spent the last ten years focusing primarily on family law. 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. Read Full Profile

  • 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. Read Full Profile

Why Choose Us?

  • 80+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine
  • 10/10 Avvo Rating
  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

Quality Defense from a Family Law Specialist

In a divorce, it could not be more important that you have top quality legal representation. The division of the marital assets is a matter of great concern, and when it comes down to "who gets what," you can be confident in our ability to press forward and negotiate fair terms in a settlement agreement, or to present a case to the court that is persuasive, well-crafted and more likely to get a positive outcome.

Several of our lawyers are classified as "specialists" in the field of family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are Board-Certified family lawyers with relevant experience and ability in that field of law. This certification only belongs to around 7,000 of the 70,000 lawyers in the state of Texas.

It is a voluntary process that requires numerous qualifications to be met, including having been licensed for at least five years and having passed a lengthy examination. Not only are we passionate about helping our clients in Pearland, but we are also extremely qualified to handle their cases with care and success.

Client Testimonials

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

    Nicole S.

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


  • “I was awarded $2.1 million in damages.”

    Happy Client

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


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

    Lisa M.

  • “The results my family and I received from working with Dennis Slate were better than I thought possible.”


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

    Ashley C.

  • “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

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


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

    Charlotte S.

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


  • “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

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


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

    Tammy A.

Get Help from a Trusted Divorce Lawyer in Pearland, TX

Family law matters can be the most emotionally difficult and administratively complex legal conflicts. It is important to equip yourself with an able representative who can advocate for your interests with a clear, determined and comprehensive understanding of the law.

In divorce, your financial stability and the critical issues of property division, custody and support are all on the table. The skills and legal ability of your Pearland divorce lawyer are the most significant factors in the outcome of the final settlement or decision in court.

Our entire team is prepared to serve you with the highest level of care, compassion and professionalism. Call today to set up a confidential consultation.

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