Reviews from Our Clients

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

    Happy Client

  • “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

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

    Ray & Christina V.

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

    Lisa M.

  • “Excellent Lawyer”


  • “Exceptional at walking you through the legal process”

    Ziad K

  • “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.”


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


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


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

    Ashley C.

  • “Looked out for my best interests and supported me”

    Lori N

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

    Tammy A.

  • “Words cannot describe the gratitude that we have”

    Cindi F

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


Temporary Orders in a Divorce Case

How to Get Temporary Custody & Support Orders in TX

As you enter a divorce proceeding, you will encounter a waiting period in which a temporary order is issued. This phase can last anywhere from 8 months to a year. Once this period is complete, only then will you be eligible for divorce. This phase is similar to other states’ “legal separations,” except that it is actually part of the divorce process. Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing clients through their divorce cases and other family law issues for many years.

Contact our firm at (281) 410-5780 for the support you need!

Pacing Yourself Through the Divorce Process

Since legal separation is not recognized in the state of Texas, it is important that you consult with a lawyer who can make sure your rights and interests are protected.

Temporary orders are an important step in a family law case as they serve to give the couple adequate time to manage the following terms of their pending divorce:

  • Visitation with children
  • Child or spousal support orders
  • Payment of debt / interim attorney fees
  • Conservatorship specifications
  • Property division matters

Take Steps to Protect Your Rights

If you have chosen to live separately from your spouse but not file for divorce, keep in mind that you are not fully protected. Even if you are not living together, you will remain married with your spouse. Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law can help you handle matters of property, mutual children, and support during the temporary order phase.

Call Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 100 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

Need Help?

Send us an email to get in touch with our legal team. We would love to hear about your case.
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter your county of residence.
  • Please enter a message.
Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.
  • NAFLA 2022
  • 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