Laura D. Dale

Top rated family law attorney in Houston, Texas

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
Laura D. Dale
Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2001

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.

1800 Saint James Place
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77056 Visit website

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Board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Legal Counsel to the Consulate General of France, Houston, attorney Laura D. Dale practices exclusively in the area of family law. She focuses her practice on cases involving high-conflict divorce and custody cases, international abduction and other cases brought under the Hague Convention. She is fluent in French.

A certified mediator, collaborative law attorney and parenting coordinator under the Texas parenting coordinator statute, Ms. Dale has an impressive background supporting her legal practice. She obtained a master's degree in psychophysiology and a doctoral degree in neuroscience from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, where she served as a recherché attaché with the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique and published in several internationally recognized medical journals.

Ms. Dale received her law degree from South Texas College of Law. She is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court and admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 7th, and 10th Circuits, the Texas Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western District Courts, as well as the Texas Southern and Western Bankruptcy Courts.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.dalefamilylaw.com/Our-Attorneys/Laura-D-Dale.sht...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Pro Bono Bar of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member, French Section of the Louisiana State Bar
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Board of Directors, Family Lawyers of Texas
  • Member, International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • Member, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Burta Rhodes Raborn Family Law Inns of Court
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Former Newsletter Editor, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member, French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Board Certified Family Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2006
Educational Background:
  • University of Texas, Austin, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1978
  • Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, Doctorate in Neuroscience, 1982
  • The Kinkaid School
  • Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, Master's Degree in Psychophysiology, 1980
Representative Clients:
  • Cartes v. Phillips, No. 17-20154 (5th Cir. 2017), 2017
  • Michelle Berezowsky v. Pablo Ojeda, No. 15-20037 (5th Cir. 2016), 2016
  • Loftis v. Loftis, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178084 (S.D. Tex. 2014), 2014
  • Salazar v. Maimon, 750 F.3d 514 (5th Cir. 2014), 2014
  • Berezowsky v. Ojeda, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5337 (S.D. Tex. 2013), rev’d, 765 F.3d 456 (5th Cir. 2014), cert. denied, 2013
  • Munoz v. Rodriguez, 923 F.Supp 2d 931 (W.D. Tex. 2013), 2013
  • Aduli v. Aduli, 368 S.W.3d 805 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2012), 2012
  • Rovirosa v. Paetau, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173304 (S.D. Tex. 2012), 2012
  • Norinder v. Norinder, 657 F.3d 526 (7th Cir. 2011), 2011
  • In re J.P.L., 359 S.W.3d 695 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2011), 2011
  • Larbie v. Larbie; Case Number: 5:2011cv00160 (W.D. Tex. 2011), 2011
  • Livanos v. Livanos No. 01-09-00489-CV. (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2010), 2010
  • Boehm v. Boehm; Case Number: 8:2010cv01986 (Florida Middle District 2010), 2010
  • Norinder v. Fuentes, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121476, S.D. Ill. 2010, affirmed 657 F.3d 526, 7th Cir. 2011, 2010
  • Guaragno v. Guaragno; Case Number: 7:2009cv00187 (N.D. Tex. 2009), 2009
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Conference: University of Houston School of Law, Houston, Texas Title: Highlights: Family Law Year in Review 2019 – The Hague: Processes and Procedures, Speaker, Highlights: Family Law Year in Review 2019 – The Hague: Processes and Procedures, University of Houston School of Law, Houston, Texas, 2019
  • Date: 2018 Conference: American Bar Association, Nashville Title: Relocation and the UCCJEA – Common Issues and Practical Tips, Speaker, Relocation and the UCCJEA – Common Issues and Practical Tips, American Bar Association, Nashville, 2018
  • Date: 2017 Conference: International Academy of Family Lawyers; New York Title: Habitual Residence - A comparative analysis of habitual residence standards under the Hague Convention, Speaker, Habitual Residence - A comparative analysis of habitual residence standards under the Hague Convention, International Academy of Family Lawyers; New York, 2017
  • Date: 2017 Conference: International Academy of Family Law Attorneys, New York Title: Habitual Residence and Cross Border Comparison; International Family Law, Speaker, Habitual Residence and Cross Border Comparison; International Family Law, International Academy of Family Law Attorneys, New York, 2017
  • Publication: Global Legal Group Title: International Comparative Guide to Family Law, 1st Edition, 2017, Author, International Comparative Guide to Family Law, 1st Edition, Global Legal Group, 2017
  • Conference: IAFL, Los Angeles Title: HABITUAL RESIDENCE: A Comparative Analysis of Habitual Residence Standards under The Hague Convention, 2016, Speaker, Habitual Residence: A Comparative Analysis of Habitual Residence Standards under The Hague Convention, IAFL, 2016
  • Conference: American Bar Association, Quebec City, Canada Title: The Hague Abduction Convention - From the Basics to Hot Topics & Tips, Speaker, The Hague Abduction Convention - From the Basics to Hot Topics & Tips, American Bar Association, 2016
  • International Relocation of Children – A Global Guide from Practical Law; General Editor, Anna Worwood; Penningtons Manches LLP, (Texas pages 339-349)., Author, International Relocation of Children – A Global Guide from Practical Law, Thompson Reuters , 2016
  • Publication: Stafford Publications, Title: Calculating Imputed Income in Divorce Proceedings: Examining Earning Capacity, Income Sources, and Intent in Spousal and Child Support Determinations, 2016, Author, Calculating Imputed Income in Divorce Proceedings: Examining Earning Capacity, Income Sources, and Intent in Spousal and Child Support Determinations , Stafford Publications, 2016
  • Conference: IAML, Quebec City, Canada Title: Financial Restitution under The Hague Convention: Obtaining Attorney Fees and Expenses in the United States, 2015, Speaker, Financial Restitution under The Hague Convention: Obtaining Attorney Fees and Expenses in the United States, IAML, 2015
  • International Marital Estates: The First Steps, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012, Speaker, Valuing Assets Outside the U.S.: Why Doesn’t Everyone Play by OUR Rules? , American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Conference, 2012
  • Dealing with Ethnic and Religious Issues in Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship Parent-Child Relationships, University of Texas CLE, 2010, Speaker, Dealing with Ethnic and Religious Issues in Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship Parent-Child Relationships, University of Texas CLE,, 2010
  • International Issues – Travel, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2010, Speaker, International Issues? , Travel, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2010
  • Examining the Examiner, Advanced Family Law, 2009, Author, Examining the Examiner, Advanced Family Law, 2009
  • Why Shouldn’t I Handle a Family Law Case on My Own?, Winstead University, November, 2008, Speaker, Why Shouldn’t I Handle a Family Law Case on My Own?, Winstead University, 2008
  • Cultural Aspects of Divorce, South Texas College of Law Continuing Legal Education, February, 2007, Author, Cultural Aspects of Divorce, South Texas College of Law Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • Handling Special Property Division Issues, Half Moon CLE, January, 2007, Speaker, Handling Special Property Division Issues, Half Moon CLE, 2007
  • A Client for Life - How to Keep Those Referrals Coming, Houston Bar Association, March, 2004, Author, A Client for Life - How to Keep Those Referrals Coming, Houston Bar Association, 2004
  • Informal Marriage and Marriages in Other States, Marriage Dissolution Conference, April, 2004, Speaker, Informal Marriage and Marriages in Other States, Marriage Dissolution Conference, 2004
  • Don’t be a Neanderthal: Case Management Software-The Time for Evolution is Now! 2002 So. Tex. Fam. L. Gen. Practice Ch. I, Author, Don’t be a Neanderthal: Case Management Software-The Time for Evolution is Now!, South Texas Family Law General Practice, Ch. I, 2002
  • The Economic Impact of Replacing the Federal Income Tax with a Federal Consumption Tax: Leveling the International Playing Field, Currents International Law Journal, Spring, 2001, Author, The Economic Impact of Replacing the Federal Income Tax with a Federal Consumption Tax: Leveling the International Playing, Currents International Law Journal, 2001
Honors/Awards:
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyer , Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Best Probate Attorneys in Houston, Best Probate Attorneys in Houston, Expertise, 2020

Office location for Laura D. Dale

1800 Saint James Place
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-574-7952

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011

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