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Focusing on the future rather than the past results in better decisions, Lindley Bain believes, and counsels divorcing clients to strive for healthy, attainable goals. Lindley concentrates on financially complex divorces and high-conflict custody matters. Lindley is board certified in Family Law. She practices both collaborative and traditional litigation with both creativity and compassion to address both their financial and emotional divorce. She is the current Chair of the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section.

Lindley recognizes the importance of managing the financial and emotional costs of contested family matters and divorces, and works to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients. Relying on her background as an M.B.A. in Finance, Lindley offers a constructive and financially-minded approach to difficult family, property, and business issues. She develops long-term strategies and customized solutions for her clients, helping them to plan for retirement and their children’s education even as they solve immediate concerns such as separating property, obtaining an optimal financial package, and making parenting arrangements. Lindley uses her financial background and collaborative skills to assist non-married couples in crafting cohabitation agreements, parenting plans, pre-marital agreements, and donor and surrogacy agreements that are tailor-made to meet their individual and family needs and goals.

Drawing on her extensive experience in the courtroom and at the collaborative table, Lindley assists clients in evaluating their options to achieve their objectives and safeguard what is most important to them. Guiding clients to a place where they feel comfortable and confident in making decisions is a strength of Lindley’s counsel. Lindley received her Bachelor’s degree from Austin College and her Juris Doctor and M.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.Lindley practices in both the Austin area and Dallas area.

Contact & Links
  • 3307 Northland Drive, Suite 420
    Austin, TX 78731
  • Gender: Female
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., graduated 2007
  • Southern Methodist University, MBA, graduated 2007
  • Austin College, BA, graduated 2002
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • Annette Stewart Inn of Court - Member
  • Austin Bar Association - Member
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association - Member
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas - Member
  • Collaborative Professionals of Dallas - Member
  • Collin County Bar Association - Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers - Member
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • Mac Taylor Inn of Court - Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America¬© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2015-2017
  • Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars List, Thomson Reuters, 2017-2020
  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars List, Thomson Reuters, 2017-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Star list, Thomson Reuters, 2010 – 2020

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Seven Common Tax Issues to Consider When Negotiating Your Divorce Settlement

by P. Lindley Bain

During your divorce, you will be faced with various tax issues and it is important that you explore those issues with an appropriate professional before you start to negotiate your final divorce settlement.

Divorce Settlement Tax Issues

6 Ways To Protect Your Credit in a Divorce

Run your credit report during the divorce process and examine every credit card item or loan item on your report.

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