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

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

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

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

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


  • “What really makes her stand out is her knowledge of Texas family law and her ability to navigate through the red tape.”

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


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

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


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  • “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.”

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  • “The team is great and professional and understand the family court. I don't wish this on anyone, but if you have to, use this team!”

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

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


Houston Child Support Lawyers

Compassionate, Results-Driven Representation

If you are filing for divorce and you have children with your spouse, there is a good chance you will need to negotiate child support payments. Child support is a form of financial support given by one parent to the other. It is intended to help the receiving parent care and provide for the child.

Whether you are seeking child support payments or negotiating the amount you will pay, it is in your best interests to retain a reliable child support lawyer in Houston. Even if you and your spouse have an amicable relationship and are striving to finalize a child support order outside of court, our attorneys can ensure that your rights are protected, and your child’s best interests are reflected in the final order.

Contact Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law at (281) 476-9447 to learn more about how we can help you with your child support case.

How Child Support Is Determined & Calculated

Child support is a vital tool that many courts order to ensure the health and well-being of the child or children involved.

When determining child support, the court will consider various factors such as:

  • Each parent’s income and future earning potential
  • Each parent’s education and future employability
  • The cost of daycare and other childcare expenses
  • Health insurance and education costs
  • The cost of living in the family’s town/city

In Texas, the amount of child support you pay is calculated based on the number of children you have.

If you are ordered to provide child support, you can expect to pay:

  • 20% of your net income for one child
  • 25% for two children
  • 30% for three children
  • 35% for four children
  • 40% for five children and
  • At least 40% for six or more children

Choose a Board-Certified Family Law Attorney

At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our firm is led by Attorney Dennis M. Slate, who is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This certification illustrates our Attorney Slate’s and our entire firm’s dedication to the practice of family law. With over 80 years of combined experience, we are fully prepared to assist you with your case. Our child support attorneys in Houston relentlessly pursue favorable results for each and every client.

Reach out to us today to get started on your case. Call (281) 476-9447. We serve Houston, downtown Houston, Galleria-area, inner 610 Loop, River Oaks, Highland Village, and Uptown Park.

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

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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.

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