Melissa Angelique Aldape

Melissa Angelique Aldape

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
  • Family Law
  • Texas
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Melissa A. Aldape has been an attorney with Laura Dale and Associates, P.C. since 2019. She is a bilingual attorney, fluent in both English and Spanish, focusing her practice on helping individuals with family related matters. Melissa is licensed to practice law in Texas and is experienced in handling high conflict custody cases as well as property division in highly contested divorces.

Melissa graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Business Administration in 2011. She obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2014 where she was the Secretary for the International Law Society. During her time at Loyola, she was the Vice-President of the Trial Advocacy Program and also worked as a Student Practitioner in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic's Children's Rights Clinic. As an appointed attorney, Melissa represented individuals in cases involving children’s rights, including Special Immigrant Juvenile cases. It was during this time that Melissa discovered her passion for litigation and protecting the interests of children.

Upon graduating from law school, Melissa practiced transactional, employment-based immigration law in Houston, Texas for several years. Through her immigration practice, Melissa gained valuable experience working with international clientele and U.S. Embassies abroad. This experience, combined with her passion for advocacy, led Melissa to return to litigation. Melissa now exclusively practices family law and prides herself in passionately advocating for her clients.

Melissa is an active member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section and was a speaker for Business Network International (BNI) Latino’s virtual meeting in 2020.

Practice Area
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24092023
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
The Gonzalez Law Group
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Associate Attorney
Rosas & Suerken, PLLC
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Student Practitioner
Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
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Research Assistant
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
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Legal Intern
J.D. Spicer & Co. Solicitors
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Education
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Juris Doctorate
Activities: • International Law Society, Secretary • Vienna Summer Legal Studies Program, Summer 2012 • Trial Advocacy, Advocate and Vice President, 2013- 2014 • European Union Field Study, Winter 2013
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Boston University
Bachelor of Arts in English and Business Administration (2011)
Activities: • Study Abroad Spring 2010 • Boston University Pre-Law Internship Program • Student Alumni Council, April 2009 – May 2011: Coordinated networking activities linking to current Boston University • Students to Alumni President’s Host, January 2008 – May 2011: Led campus tours, providing information to prospective students and parents, and assisted the Office of Admissions with special events.
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas
Family Law Section Member
Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 24092023
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
BNI Latino Virtual Meeting, BNI Latino Virtual Meeting,
BNI Latino
Contact & Map
Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
1800 Saint James
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77056
Telephone: (713) 600-1717
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