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Hayley Ballin Collins

Family Attorney at Plano, TX

5.0   9 reviews

About Hayley

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In her practice, Hayley Collins provides the full range of family law counsel to her clients, with a special emphasis on complex custody and property cases. Hayley enjoys representing a diverse spectrum of clients, including professionals, executives and their spouses. Hayley successfully helps clients reach agreed resolutions that are in their best interests.

Hayley brings creativity and legal expertise to clients with unique custody issues, such as special needs children, parents who travel frequently, parental addictions, and parents or children with mental illness or other health issues. Prioritizing the needs of children, she helps parents develop customized parenting plans that address the specific needs of their family. Hayley also has an affinity for property cases, including cases that involve business interests, executive compensation, and other complex assets. She is skilled in helping clients to identify, characterize, and value assets, to trace and confirm their separate property, and to favorably divide marital property.

Hayley is a strong advocate of mediation. She believes it offers clients the benefit of extended time to negotiate and reach agreement, and allows them to remain in control of the process. Hayley is also trained in Collaborative Law, adding to her experience in alternative dispute resolution. Whether through an out of court settlement or litigation, Hayley informs and guides clients to reach a constructive and efficient resolution.

Known for her preparation and analytical skills, Hayley received her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University, and graduated from St. Louis University School of Law, where she was a Dagen Fellowship Award Recipient. Away from her practice Hayley serves as an enthusiastic mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Licensed for 11 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/23/2022

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GoransonBain Ausley
7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX, 75024

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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confident Knowledgeable Representation
From the start Hayley kept my goals through the divorce process at the forefront. She is knowledgeable in how the the court and legal system works, and explains it in simple ways that any one can understand. She is also cost conscientious of the cost of her services, and is transparent in how the decisions you make could increase the cost of the divorce process. Hayley and her team are professional, responsive, and also empathetic to the difficult circumstances you are going through.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2020
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Wonderful, Competent Lawyer
Hayley was wonderful throughout my divorce process. Never thinking I would be in this situation (no one ever does), I found Hayley as extremely helpful, patient with all of my questions, competent, and highly knowledgeable. Her and her team were always responsive and highly professional. I am thankful for Hayley and her team for their help during a very difficult time.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2020
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Client
Hayley Collins carefully guided me through a year-long divorce that assuredly without her guidance would have not concluded as favorably as it concluded. What made her counsel superior was not her command of the law, which was exceptional in and of itself, but rather her cognizance of personal, non-legal consequences of certain proposed courses of action. I always enjoyed talking to her notwithstanding that the topics of our discussions were not always enjoyable. She is a Rockstar. Thank you, Hayley!!
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Posted by Jon | June 18, 2018
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Very helpful and calming
Hayley helped me in a mediated divorce case. She always kept me informed of each step of the case. She always told me my options at each decision point and the pros and cons of each choice. She also calmed me down a few times when my stress level was shooting up. I feel she greatly helped me get a positive ("fair" is a four-letter word) settlement. I am glad I chose her as my attorney for this case
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2018
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Child custody
Hayley Collins represented me in a very emotional child custody case. Our case was unusual, as my husband and I sought to retain join managing conservatorship of our grandchild. Hayley was always well prepared. She was succinct while thorough and personable while being very professional. I felt each step we took was clearly thought out and collaborative. Her constant attention to achieving an end result that was in the best interest of the child was balanced with consideration to my finances. Family law cases can be expensive and emotionally draining but it helps to have an attorney in whom you can have complete confidence. I would strongly recommend Hayley to anyone needing help in a custody or other family law situation.
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Posted by Ian | November 13, 2017
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Outstanding at every turn
I retained Ms. Collins to deal with my divorce and custody of my daughter. This was a particularly nasty and drawn out and complicated case, mostly due to the history of it and the parties involved. Hayley was, from the outset, very effective in communicating to me what could be expected, the costs involved, and the process to accomplish what I set out to accomplish. Once the plan was established, she was very aggressive, but unfailingly ethical and conscientious in her dealings with my ex and her counsel. We had a huge win in a temporary custody hearing and that set the stage for finishing the process out, which we did last Thursday in Collin County. All of the goals I set forth early on were met and the outcome is the right one for my daughter and for me. I can't recommend Hayley highly enough and she represents arguably the best value in Dallas area family law. She is the consummate professional, highly skilled and very, very effective. I had complete faith in her and was very confident in these proceedings with her representing me, and there aren't words for how valuable that is when everything else in your life is uncertain, at best. Thank you, Hayley.
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Posted by Chris | August 13, 2016
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Amazing experience! Child Custody
I retained Hayley's services to deal a child custody issue. Hayley is very knowledgeable about family law and gets things done quickly. I have use other lawyers in the past and none have been so quick to action, honest and very good at what they do. If I ever need another lawyer, I will certainly seek her out.
Posted by Andrew | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I retained Hayley Collins after an awful experience with another attorney and it was the best decision that I'd ever made. She took the time to listen to me and understand my concerns and goals and I always felt like she was on my side. She is very detail oriented and sets realistic expectations. I believe that she's fair, honest and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great attorney.
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Posted by Carter | July 23, 2013
Highly Recommend
The Raggio Law Firm is the best. They are professional, punctual & honest. Directly after my consultation Hayley gave me options and explained the process to each option. John made it to each court date & talked to me about every step that he would take in the court room. His professionalism was recognized by other attorneys & the judges. I feel that helped because I was always taught that the way you carry & portray yourself is how others will handle you. I have & will continue to recommend others to The Raggio Law Firm. I also intend on using them for my other legal issues.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • GoransonBain Ausley
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Raggio Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2013

Education

  • Saint Louis University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Member
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
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  • World Affairs Council
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  • Meridian Global Young Professionals
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  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
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  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • State Bar of Texas, LGBT Law Section
  • Member
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  • State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law Section
  • Member
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  • State Bar of Texas, Women and the Law Section
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2019
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Preparing for the Board Certification Exam
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Hayley is a talented and dedicated family law attorney. I have had the opportunity to observe her work firsthand, and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking assistance with a divorce or child custody case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Hayley and I were on opposite sides of a highly contentious divorce matter. She was knowledgeable, courteous, and effective at managing her side of the case. We were able to work together to settle the matter and achieve a result that both of our clients were ultimately happy with."
Unknown Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Hayley is a sharp, fearless litigator who thoroughly prepares herself and her clients each and every time she steps into the courtroom. Her wisdom and knowledge of family law issues exceed her stated years of experience. Her compassion for her clients engenders both trust by her clients and excellent results for them."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Plano Family Lawyer Hayley Ballin Collins
Hayley Ballin Collins
Family Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 11 years