Choose a Family Law Specialist for Your Case
Distinguished Divorce Attorney Serving Pearland
Have you made the hard decision to terminate your marriage? If you are
contemplating divorce, you should not rely on a mediocre attorney who
does not have experience and proficiency in the field of family law. Instead,
you should look to one who is Board Certified in their specific area of
law. In the state of Texas, only 7,000 of the 70,000 attorneys are board
certified. Furthermore, less than 800 of that number are Board Certified
in family law.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization recognizes attorneys who are distinguished
in their particular field of law and demonstrate extensive knowledge and
proficiency. Family law attorneys who have earned the recognition of board
certification in Texas manifest upstanding ethics in their practice and
are able to handle a wide range of cases.
Who receives board certification?
Board certification means that an attorney has been tested and proven to
have special competence in their field of law, which in this case is that
of family law. Our firm can use this experience to protect your rights
and fight on your behalf toward a positive case result.
When a lawyer is board certified, they receive the right to publicly represent
themselves as specialists within that field. They are the only ones who
can in fact do so by the State Bar of Texas. The designation as a Board-Certified
attorney sets him or her apart from others within the legal community.
It represents the lawyer to the public as one who is committed to excellence.
The process of becoming Board Certified is voluntary and can occur after
an attorney has demonstrated solid experience and involvement in a wide
range of family law cases.
Some of the areas of family law include:
- Child custody
- Division of property
Founding Attorney Dennis M. Slate is Board Certified in the area of family law.
Becoming Board Certified
Obtaining status as a specialist in the field of family law is not an easy
task to achieve. It requires continual renewal through the re-certification
process that will need to be completed every five years.
To obtain acknowledgement, the attorney would have had to fulfill the following
- Have been licensed to practice law for at least five years
- Devoted a large portion of their practice to issues involving family law
for a minimum of three years
- Attended a substantial number of continuing legal education seminars to
remain up-to-date on changing laws
- Have been recommended by peers in the field of family law
- Passed a long written examination
When you are looking for a Pearland divorce lawyer to represent you, it
is important to select one who has proven him or herself as a family lawyer.
A lawyer who is Board Certified can be counted on to strategically handle
your case and safeguard your rights. If you choose to hire our firm, you
can count on the experience we offer - Attorney Slate has even been recognized
by the State Bar of Texas as a specialist in family law matters.
Do not hesitate to receive the high-quality representation we offer.
Contact our firm today for quality assistance from an experienced Pearland divorce attorney!