P. Lindley Bain

P. Lindley Bain

GoransonBain Ausley
  • Family Law
  • Texas
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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.

Practice Area
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Education
Southern Methodist University
MBA (2007) | Finance
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SMU Dedman School of Law
J.D. (2007)
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Austin College
B.A. (2002) | Honors Spanish and International Studies
Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
Texas Rising Star
Thomson Reuters
2010- 2020
Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law
Woodward and White
2015-2021
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
Professional Associations
Austin Bar Association
Current
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Austin Young Lawyers Association
Current
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Collaborative Professionals of Dallas
Current
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Annette Stewart Inn of Court
Current
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Mac Taylor Inn of Court
Current
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State bar of Texas, Family Law Section
Current
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Dallas Bar Association
Current
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Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Current
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Collin County Bar Association
Current
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Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 24058566
Member
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
7 Common Tax Issues to Consider When Negotiating Your Divorce Settlement
Family Law Advisor Blog
The Importance of Financial Discussions Prior to Marriage
Family Law Advisor Blog
6 Ways To Protect Your Credit in a Divorce
Family Law Advisor Blog
Speaking Engagements
Characterization of Property in a Divorce, TAPS Seminar
State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division
Making a Better Agreement, Collaborative Law Course, Austin
State Bar of Texas
2018
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Videos
Our partner Lindley Bain explains the latest trend in the negotiation of premarital agreements. With the help of collaboratively trained family lawyers, an engaged couple can set mutual financial goals,... Understanding the Collaborative Law Process For Premarital Agreements

Our partner Lindley Bain explains the latest trend in the negotiation of premarital agreements. With the help of collaboratively trained family lawyers, an engaged couple can set mutual financial goals,...

Is collaborative law right for you? In this video, attorney P. Lindley Bain discusses this alternate resolution to divorce.  Collaborative law a highly structured dispute resolution process that is geared towards helping families reach a resolution to their divorce without going to court. In Texas, more than 90% of divorce cases end in a settlement before a final trial, so to work a case as if it's going to final trial is very costly and inefficient.  Collaborative law is for the couple who values their family and their relationship with their children, no matter how old. It offers an option for those wanting to come up with an alternative to "cookie-cutter" divorce cases. When is Collaborative Law a Good Option in Divorce?

Is collaborative law right for you? In this video, attorney P. Lindley Bain discusses this alternate resolution to divorce. Collaborative law a highly structured dispute resolution process that is geared towards helping families reach a resolution to their divorce without going to court. In Texas, more than 90% of divorce cases end in a settlement before a final trial, so to work a case as if it's going to final trial is very costly and inefficient. Collaborative law is for the couple who values their family and their relationship with their children, no matter how old. It offers an option for those wanting to come up with an alternative to "cookie-cutter" divorce cases.

Should you consider a cohabitation agreement? In this video, Dallas family lawyer P. Lindley Bain discusses what this type of agreement entails and how you could benefit from one.  A cohabitation agreement is an agreement between two non-married partners who live together and have a marriage-like relationship, but choose not to marry.  There are many reasons why couples should consider having a cohabitation agreement. One of the strongest reasons is that it specifically confirms that the couple is not married and sets out how things will be resolved in the event of dissolution. This is important because if the relationship dissolves, one partner may try to falsely claim they were common-law married, which can lead to a great deal of stress and cost. What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

Should you consider a cohabitation agreement? In this video, Dallas family lawyer P. Lindley Bain discusses what this type of agreement entails and how you could benefit from one. A cohabitation agreement is an agreement between two non-married partners who live together and have a marriage-like relationship, but choose not to marry. There are many reasons why couples should consider having a cohabitation agreement. One of the strongest reasons is that it specifically confirms that the couple is not married and sets out how things will be resolved in the event of dissolution. This is important because if the relationship dissolves, one partner may try to falsely claim they were common-law married, which can lead to a great deal of stress and cost.

In this video, Dallas family law attorney P. Lindley Bain explains the ins and outs of premarital agreements.  A premarital agreement is a contract that a couple enters into before the marriage. This agreement sets out what would happen in the event of divorce and how their marital assets would be divided.  There are many good reasons why someone may want a premarital agreement. This may be their second or third marriage and they want to protect their assets and estate for their children. Another person who would benefit from a premarital agreement is someone who has a business, or somebody who anticipates receiving a substantial inheritance or gift. What is a Premarital Agreement and Who Benefits?

In this video, Dallas family law attorney P. Lindley Bain explains the ins and outs of premarital agreements. A premarital agreement is a contract that a couple enters into before the marriage. This agreement sets out what would happen in the event of divorce and how their marital assets would be divided. There are many good reasons why someone may want a premarital agreement. This may be their second or third marriage and they want to protect their assets and estate for their children. Another person who would benefit from a premarital agreement is someone who has a business, or somebody who anticipates receiving a substantial inheritance or gift.

Lindley Bain is a family law and divorce attorney at GoransonBain in Austin, Texas. She has an M.B.A. in Finance, which allows her to provide a financially-minded approach to difficult... Lindley Bain, Family Law and Divorce Attorney in Austin, Texas

Lindley Bain is a family law and divorce attorney at GoransonBain in Austin, Texas. She has an M.B.A. in Finance, which allows her to provide a financially-minded approach to difficult...

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Goranson Bain, PLLC.
3307 Northland Drive
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Telephone: (512) 454-8791
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