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Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. - Houston, TX

1800 Saint James PlaceSuite 620 Houston, TX 77056 - 4162

Updated: 05/08/2024

Houston Family Law Firm

Overview

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. is a Houston-based law firm focusing on family law from both local and global perspectives. Our attorneys handle complex family law cases, ranging from high-profile divorce cases to international child custody cases.

Laura Dale has handled many cases that involved international child abduction and has been very successful at ensuring that the children involved were returned to their habitual residences...

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. is a Houston-based law firm focusing on family law from both local and global perspectives. Our attorneys handle complex family law cases, ranging from high-profile divorce cases to international child custody cases.

Laura Dale has handled many cases that involved international child abduction and has been very successful at ensuring that the children involved were returned to their habitual residences. She has appealed and defended many cases under The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

With high profile cases that attract media attention, Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. is adept at minimizing media exposure and negative press. Conversely, when there is a need to raise public awareness about a case, Ms. Dale can leverage her understanding of the media to get the case into the spotlight.

The law firm also has the skills and knowledge necessary for complex property division of high net worth estates. Since Texas is a community property state, Texans seeking divorce are better served by lawyers who are skilled at identifying assets that are separate property and proving that they should not be characterized as community property. Accurate valuation of assets is crucial to complex property division; Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. is staffed by attorneys who are board-certified experts in family law.

Costly divorce litigation can be avoided by the creation of a solid prenuptial or marital agreement. Whether our clients need to draft, enforce or challenge such an agreement, our attorneys have the depth of experience to make the case successful.

About Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Laura Dale

Office Information

Address

1800 Saint James PlaceSuite 620 Houston, TX 77056 - 4162

Fax

  • 713-600-1718

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Achievements

Lawyers at Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. selected for a Super Lawyers® list

  • Aldape, Melissa On a Super Lawyers® List
  • Dale, Laura D. On a Super Lawyers® List
  • Drew, Stefanie E. On a Super Lawyers® List
  • Maxwell, Marjorie A. On a Super Lawyers® List
  • Ransom, II, John M. On a Super Lawyers® List
  • Tomlinson, Ashley On a Super Lawyers® List
  • Traylor, Nicholas On a Super Lawyers® List
  • Voyles, K. Nicole On a Super Lawyers® List

Published

Articles

  • International Family Law: Divorce And Custody In A Global Age, 2015
    Discussing key issues/legal questions involved in international divorce and custody matters.
  • International Child Custody/Abduction
    We will fight for the best interests of your child as your passionate advocates.
  • High Net Worth Estates and Divorce
    Parties with high net worth and complex estates must take special care when it comes to the issue of the division of assets.
  • International Child Abduction
    The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty designed to secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed to or retained in another country.
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
    A great deal of costly and contentious divorce litigation is avoided when couples entered into prenuptial agreements (before marrying) or marital agreements (after marrying).

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By Anonymous on May. 01, 2023
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5.0 out of 5 stars

I had an amazing experience with Nicole Voyles. She was caring and professional, and was willing to work with my case which also included working with an international lawyer. Through her knowledge and research, she helped me tremendously and I would recommend her to anyone!

By Anonymous on May. 21, 2020
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

I have used Laura over the last (10) years,on (3) seperate litigation matters. I have found Laura and her associates to be strategic,experienced,agressive when needed ,and compassionate.Laura's Knowledge and meticulous follow-up have earned my confidence and continued business.I found Laura easy to contact, and my expectations were always exceeded.Always just a phone call or email away, you will not find a better firm to champion your cause.Don't hesitate in contacting this firm for ANY litigation matter you may be facing .I was kept informed of my options throughout the process, with direct communication from both Laura and her staff.

By S P. on May. 14, 2020
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

Proffesional and very well prepared allways. They work as a team for a fair result. Laura Dale is the best lawyer I could have to reprezent me in my case. I allways listen to her legal advice and it turnes out to be the best decision.

By Anonymous on Jun. 19, 2024

5.0 out of 5 stars

There are not enough words to describe the professionalism and reliability of Laura Dale?s legal services. She is a star in international law with a very strong network around the world. I was caught in a very complex situation overseas where my husband did not allow my child to exit the foreign country even though he was already in the USA. After a highly stressful time, I was able to come back home with my child thanks to Laura and her continuous support. My gratitude to her forever.

By Anonymous on Feb. 01, 2024

0.5 out of 5 stars

I hired Laura Dale to represent me and she gave me Jim, who I did not approve of. Who did me wrong betrayed me overcharged me treated me bad and made me lose. My boys have been abused and being abused, causing them to get more Abused because he did not fight with it for what it was right in the facts. He said he was god. And that he would save my life that my God it was nothing, and that I was not to even mention my God, or he would get off the case. Well, I wish he would?ve and I kept asking that he would get off my case. And I would get another lawyer. Because I was not pleased I was disgusted with his. Attitude his own opinion in which he put down as my opinion, and it caused me to lose everything if you know what?s right for you, you will not hire this law firm.

By Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2024

5.0 out of 5 stars

Very professional attorneys and staff. Debra Herndon, the attorney I mostly worked with, was professional, compassionate, thorough, timely with an excellent knowledge of the family law. I felt that I was in good hands all throughout the process evidenced by the successful final outcome of the case.

By Amy R. on Jan. 13, 2024

5.0 out of 5 stars

I recently had the pleasure of working with an exceptional attorney (Jim) and paralegal (Evodije) who truly knocked the job out of the ballpark. From the outset, their professionalism and dedication were evident, making the entire legal process seamless and stress-free. Jim demonstrated an impressive depth of legal knowledge and expertise. His strategic thinking and attention to detail were evident in every aspect of the case. He approached each challenge with confidence and competence, providing insightful advice and ensuring that I felt well-informed and supported throughout. Evodije played a crucial role in the success of the case. Her organizational skills were unparalleled, keeping all the necessary documentation in order and ensuring that deadlines were met promptly. Her communication was clear and concise, making the entire process more efficient. Together, this dynamic duo formed a formidable team that truly exceeded my expectations. They were not only proficient in their legal capacities but also displayed genuine compassion and empathy, making a challenging situation more bearable. I am incredibly grateful for their hard work, dedication, and the positive outcome they achieved for me. If you require legal representation, I wholeheartedly recommend this attorney and paralegal team. They are not just professionals; they are champions in their field.

By Raquel P. on Jul. 06, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

My experience working with Marjory Maxwell and Pilar Giron was great. Professional and very well prepared. I am very happy with the results and also, how they were proactively looking for solutions. I felt I was well represented all the time. I fully recommend them. We had to go to court to resolve the issue and very impress with Marjory, her thinking was very strategical on how to direct the case, always giving me options/recommendations. Fully recommend them.

By Andrew T. on Jul. 06, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

Laura Dale & Associates ?Effective, honest and with full knowledge of family law? My case was handled by Ashley and Pilar, they always had my kid?s best interest as first priority, they handled my case with outstanding professionalism and empathy, always truthful and direct in all communications. The success obtained on my case is only the reflection of their complete understanding and dominance of Texas family law and The Hague Convention articles regarding international child abduction.

By Anonymous on Jun. 03, 2023

4.0 out of 5 stars

My dealings with the firm went fairly smoothly. My court order took longer than I anticipated but it was not the fault of the firm but of the AG?s office. I have never had to work with an attorney before and Deb was very helpful and patient with me.

By R C. on Mar. 24, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

Fabulous folks. My interactions were with Marjorie Maxwell, Jamie Montgomery, and Laura Dale. They did my initial divorce, as well as two subsequent modifications. I can't imagine using anyone else. They are truly experts on all things divorce related. I wouldn't hesitate to refer them to anyone else. As mind-numbing as the family court process can be, Marjorie, Jamie, and Laura made this as smooth as could be hoped for; and, especially grateful for them being cost-conscious (whereas most other firms have horrible reputations for being egregious). I'm very happy with how all of my circumstances worked out.

By B. M. on Feb. 28, 2023

4.5 out of 5 stars

I am writing this review to highly recommend the services of the divorce attorney I used, Jim Evans with Laura Dale and Associates. Jim Evans is an exceptional divorce attorney. His extensive knowledge and expertise in the field are remarkable. He took the time to thoroughly understand my case and provided me sound legal advice every step of the way. Mr. Evans also was able to explain to me in as much or as little details as I requested, every aspect of my case at every turn. His attention to detail and exceptional communication skills kept me informed and prepared throughout the entire process. Mr. Evans calm, straightforward, and reassuring disposition helped me stay focused during an extremely emotionally challenging time in my life. Evodije Fornelius, Jim Evan's paralegal, was equally impressive. She provided outstanding support and was always available to get any questions or concerns I had addressed very quickly, usually within a few hours or less. Ms. Fornelius?s attention to details and amazingly fast responses to my emails, as well as her providing me information as soon as it was available, were instrumental in keeping my case on track and moving forward, as well giving me a huge peace of mind. Her professional and empathetic personality made me feel comfortable and supported throughout the entire process. Mr. Evans and Ms. Fornelius, make an incredible team. They worked seamlessly together to ensure I received the highest level of legal support and representation. Their dedication and commitment to making my divorce as painless and cost efficient, without cutting any corners, was more than I imagined possible. Getting a divorce was one of the most challenging things I have ever done. Having Mr. Evans represent me was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I strongly recommend them to anyone faced with going through a divorce.

By Taylor L. on Dec. 14, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

You and your associates have truly been a blessing from God. Our family can never fully compensate you for what you were able to accomplish for us. You are not only the best family attorney in Houston, but we absolutely believe you are the best in all of America. You went above and beyond what is typically expected and we love you for that. You are now considered a member of our family for life (if you will accept that!). We simply cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done for us. With Gratitude Forever, The Loftus Family

By Anonymous on Aug. 02, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

I came to this law firm not knowing what I needed to do for my situation. I spoke with Nick and he was awesome! I had a very difficult case and he was able to address the issues professionally. He was always available when I needed him and helped me through a rough time to understand everything. I would use his legal services again if I need a Family Law Attorney.

By Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

Laura Dale is professional, caring, responsive, highly knowledgeable, and will guide you through the legal process keeping your protection and best interests at the forefront. Ms. Dale thinks 5 steps down the road and is always ahead the process, thus there are no surprises. Honest, integrity, generosity, sound guidance and legal expertise grounded in legal case law. Impeccable-- truly cares about doing the right thing and helping her clients prevail. She is one-of- a kind and has superior credentials and knowledge. Grounded, calm, deliberate, and strategic. You will be well taken care of by Ms. Dale. I recommend her highly to anyone going through a family law related matter. Excellent support staff, and coordinate team effort. She returns emails, phone calls quickly to support the client. I wish I met her sooner.

By Anonymous on Jul. 05, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

They are really a great firm if I ever need a lawyer they will be the first I call.

By Anonymous on Jan. 02, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

Very well informed about the lawyers in the market hence they plan very well. They are fair to both parties and they go by reality.

By Anonymous on Nov. 24, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

Simply put, Laura and her team are the best family law firm in Houston - if not the state. We found Laura as a result of calling one of the top international child custody attorneys in the country, and he recommended Laura ? thank goodness he did! Our previous attorney was well over his head. Come to find out this is quite common with international cases. Laura and Ashley T. have a tremendous amount of knowledge in all types of family law. To watch them brainstorm and strategize around complex cases is truly remarkable. They have a way of making their clients feel in control even during the most stressful situations. We could not be happier with Laura and her team! Because of them ? two little girls get to grow up in America. Thank you! P.S. ? Special thank you to Jamie M. for the kind words throughout the process. Your words came during the times when we needed them the most. ?

By MIchael R. on Feb. 06, 2024

0.5 out of 5 stars

Called because this website listed them as FREE consultation. All I need is a NUNC PRO TUNC done, which was almost completed before my attorney got severely ill and had to move out to state. I was then told I had to pay $450-600 for a consultation, for the attorney to tell me what I needed to be done and or advise me. Literally, I just need a minor error to a judgement corrected in a court order that does not affect the substantive rights of the parties involved. Just a start date for the medical and dental payments to added.

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