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Christine K. Lincoln

Divorce and separation Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   86 reviews

also known as Chris Lincoln, Chris Palmer


Licensed for 23 years

About Christine

Learn Christine’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    65%
    Divorces that are agreed upon are referred to as "uncontested" and those that are not agreed upon are "contested." I handle both.

    22 years

  2. Uncontested divorce
    15%
    See notes in "Divorce and Separation." Many cases start as contested but finish as uncontested once the parties have reached an agreement.

    22 years

  3. Family
    10%
    Step parent adoptions, adult name changes, modifications to child support and child custody orders.

    22 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

    22 years

Christine K. Lincoln offers sound counsel and legal services to protect clients and their families facing divorce and other family disputes.  She will take the time to understand your individual needs and develop a comprehensive solution to protect your rights and interests.

Christine K. Lincoln is the sole practitioner at The Lincoln Law Firm, PLLC. She is a 1998 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Christine Lincoln was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1999, and her firm meets the legal needs of individuals and families throughout the Cy-Fair area in family law.  Prior to receiving her law degree, Christine attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she received a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration in May of 1992.

Licensed for 23 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Lincoln Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  86 customer reviews
Posted by Don | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent counsel and representation.
Divorce is difficult so it was great to know I had excellent and sage representation. Chris always had suggestions to make things go smoothly and fairly (which was my goal). Opposing counsel was not as diligent. Even after the decree was signed, Chris kept after it to make sure deeds were revised and filed.
Posted by Jessica | June 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Quick Advice
Christine Lincoln was my divorce attorney 2 years ago and has continued to counsel me since then about several different issues. I am beyond grateful to have found her. She obviously cares about her clients. I would 100% recommend her to anyone who is looking for a divorce attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I assumed, wrongly, this proceeding would go rather smoothly as there were no children to contend with. My now ex wanted the 50% of the house and 50% of the IRA. I owned the house outright before the marriage, and one of the IRA's I earned prior to marriage so not community property. Chris provided the other attorney with case law, and figures from the house and IRA's to prove our point. There was still money to be distributed, but not to the extent the other party requested. Chris has done this before and knows how to put together spreadsheets to demonstrate her point of few. She is easy to talk to, accessible. The entire process works better if the client provides requested information on a timely basis. It keeps everything moving.
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Posted by Richard | May 19, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
A great listener
My barber recommended her when my wife and I were looking to have our wills redone. Christine took us through a thorough interview process that covered a lot things we had not thought about. Along with our wills, she provided both of us with a Power of Attorney, a Medical Power of Attorney, and a Medical Directive. A few years later we hired Christine to represent our daughter when she needed to get out of a bad marriage. Again her advice was invaluable. This week we called her to give us counsel on what a close friend could do to get out of a bad (but not violent) live in relationship with a man who just got arrested for his 6th DWI. We ran our ideas past her and she told us that our plan would leave ourselves open to potential lawsuits. She then went over some things that we could do to help our friend. At the end of the session we walked away with a plan that accomplished our friend's goal that was simple, but effective. I would recommend Christine Lincoln to anyone needing advice or representation involving family law.
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Posted by Ben | February 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent attorney
While my case was not too difficult Christine helped immensely and was both professional and knowledgeable through the entire proceedings.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Supportive and kind
Chris helped me feel heard and supported throughout the process of my divorce. She was responsive and attentive to our needs. I was very happy with her work on my behalf. I highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive, client focused and pragmatic
Chris provided calm in an otherwise tumultuous time. She was patient to walk me through not only what was happening but what we should anticipate to happen and drove the process. I appreciated that she made herself available and returning calls/emails quickly - when you are feeling like your world is shaken to the core she provides calm, reliable and pragmatic guidance. Thanks for all your help Chris.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2021
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Great family law attorney
Thank you Chris for helping my daughter through a most difficult time. We greatly appreciate your explaining the process throughout and working with specific issues to my daughter's case.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I interviewed two other attorneys before hiring Chris Lincoln to represent me in a divorce. I definitely made the right choice. Chris' professionalism, honesty and incredible work ethic became evident very quickly. She is a great communicator and always promptly responded to my questions. I never felt unaware of what was happening during the process. She handled a very difficult spouse and opposing attorney with class. It was clear she held my best interest as a priority when dealing with them. She is patient and would not succumb to their antics. I am very grateful for the care she showed me throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking an attorney.
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Posted by David | October 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer to help you through the pain of Divorce
I met with Mrs. Lincoln and she consulted with me about my divorce. She was a wealth of information that I did not know or understand and she explained it to me fully. I hired her to represent me in this divorce and she did an outstanding job that was fair to both me and my future ex-wife. She was so good that she helped my ex-wife by answering questions for her after her lawyer would not return calls or e-mails. My ex-wife is the one who suggested I contact Mrs. Lincoln and made the comment that she wished she had hired her instead. I would highly recommend her if you find yourself in the situation where you need a great divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Herschell | October 18, 2020
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Mr. Robinson
My mother hired Chris to bring her divorce case to a close with the most optimal outcome considering the dire circumstances. I had a good feeling Chris would deliver after our first meeting and she held up to that expectation. It took sometime to finalize, but she delivered. I appreciate her honesty about expectations.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Experienced and Personal
Chris was patient and compassionate throughout my process, which was not very peaceful. I felt I was advised, prepared, and equipped with the knowledge and expectations needed to go through such an unfortunate situation. Chris has continued to acknowledge and answer questions even multiple years after the divorce was final.
Posted by Steve | May 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A+ advice
I hired Ms Lincoln in connection with a pre-nup and was extremely happy with the expertise, insight, responsiveness and efficiency throughout the process. I hope to never again need a pre-nup, but if I did, she would be my first call. And it goes without saying I would recommend her to anyone else in a similar situation.
Posted by Kirk | April 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
While going through a divorce can be very hard and emotional, Chris made the whole experience as easy as possible. At no time did she judge me for the reasons behind the divorce and was a pleasure to work with under the circumstances. She was fair, up front, honest and represented me without hesitation throughout the entire process, nor did not try to nickel & dime me what so ever. I was very pleased with the final outcome and would give Chris high recommendations for anyone needing a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Brittani | February 29, 2020
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Adoption
Chris helped me from start to finish for my daughters adoption. Everything she did, she did with my daughters best interest in mind. Thanks to her, our family has been made whole!
Posted by Jeremy T. | August 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer with a great assistant!
I hired Chris for my divorce. I was convinced initially by my spouse's attorney that I didn't need an attorney because she was preparing the divorce decree. Before signing that decree I thought I'd ask Chris to look it over. My friend used her and spoke highly of her. He was actually referred to her by another attorney. Chris helped me understand that the decree was unfair and I was entitled to more than I thought I was. I felt like I didn't deserve much because my income was lower than my spouse's. She helped me understand it wasn't about right or wrong or who made more. She knew what I was legally entitled to and she helped me get it. She did everything she told me she would. She was also prompt in returning calls, texts, and emails. Her assistant Darby was also great. They are extremely nice and truly care. More importantly they know the law. When they invoiced me everything was broken down very clearly. I understood exactly how they got their numbers. That surprised me because I've heard stories from others about feeling cheated by their attorneys. I'm just thankful I was referred to Chris. She and Darby made a tough situation much easier than I ever expected.
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Posted by Jonathan | August 12, 2019
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Absolutely the Best!!
Chris Lincoln (and her assistant Darby) made the process of getting a divorce as pleasant as possible and was extremely professional in the process. She explained all possible contingencies and protected all parties to the greatest extent. That being said, she also gave me the flexibility to make my own decisions even if she recommended a different path. In other words, she did exactly what an outstanding lawyer should do. She explained what the possible outcomes were, recommended a path, but allowed me to go my own way while still protecting me and my interests in best way possible.
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Posted by Glynn | June 19, 2019
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Chris is the best! She is very knowledgeable and very thorough.
I first came across Chris Lincoln when my sister was going through a nasty divorce. I had become involved because my sister’s house was financed in my name due to her now ex-husband’s bad credit. This made things very messy as far as the divorce and because the house was in my name I was dragged into it. I chose Chris because of her high ratings on AVVO and she did not let us down. I found Chris to be very professional, knowledgeable, thorough and efficient. By efficient I mean she would wait until she had a list of issues to discuss with the opposing attorney instead of calling or emailing for every little thing that came up and charging a minimum of 15 or 30 minutes which is a standard in the industry. This really helped keeping the costs down. Chris never gets flustered and always remains professional even when things get heated on the other side. She also pays close attention, picking and choosing her battles. An example, not spending $2,000 worth of her time fighting over a $1,500 couch. Some attorneys “will” do that. She advised and guided my sister and I through the divorce and got her a very fair deal and was able to handle my situation (protecting me) with the house being in my name. A few years after, my ex-wife and I decided to divorce. Again I turned to Chris. My ex-wife had hired an attorney but after discussing we found that we were in agreement on who got what so my ex-wife dismissed her attorney and we were able to work things out mutually with Chris’ help. This kept the costs way down and ended with both of us happy with the division of properties. Years later when selling a property that was in both mine and my ex-wife’s name, the title company expressed some concerns that there may be some difficulty. Upon reading over the divorce papers they said it was a very, very thorough divorce decree and I was able to close without any issues. I have since used Chris again for my will and estate planning and am currently using her services for a durable power of attorney for a family member. I have a huge amount of trust in Chris, have recommended her to several people and would not hesitate to recommend her to a friend or family member.
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Posted by Marnie | May 6, 2019
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CHAMPION - Highly caring and Fantastic Lawyer!
Christine Lincoln was an absolute Godsend for me! she answered on my first call and immediately started to settle my nerves by slowly walking me through my situation and answering all of my questions. She was able, in a short 3 month period of time, to get my situation resolved. She stayed on top of my case all the while reassuring me that she would move it forward toward resolution. Absolutely fantastic!!!
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Posted by Jason | February 28, 2019
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Wonderful!
Chris and Darby have made a normally difficult situation extremely easy and painless as possible. They were continuously providing me with updates on everything, and even going above and beyond to ensure I was completely satisfied with the outcome of my situation. I felt that I wasn't looked at as just another client. They both were always available to speak to me on the phone or via email to answer any questions I had or give further explanation. The level of professionalism, attention to detail, and customer/client service shown by Chris and Darby is top notch. Hopefully I never NEED legal representation again, but if I do, they will be my first and only call.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Lincoln Law Firm
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Business
  • 1992

Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Houston
  • Vice President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • University of Nebraska Alumni Association
  • N/A
  • Northwest Houston Collaborative Family Law Professionals
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2002 - 2003
  • North Harris College Member of Curriculum Committee for Paralegal Studies
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Cy-Fair Women's Network
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Cy-Fair Women's Network
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Houston Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top-Rated Lawyer 2020
  • Avvo.com
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers - Top 5%
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 20 Year Anniversary Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals Top Ten Percent
  • America's Most Honored Professoinals
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Taxing Times" Radio show with Mark S. Klecka, CPA on AM700 KSEV - The Voice of Texas
  • Divorce and Taxes
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many time to her for family law matters, and have always received positive feedback. She assisted me with my own divorce."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Lincoln. She is aggressive, thorough, and cordial."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole heartily endorse attorney Chris Lincoln!. Chris is a rare attorney, working for the client’s best interests while being conscious of their finances. She’s trustworthy and honest. I refer many of my clients to her for their family matters. She’s very responsive to answer her clients questions. A great family law attorney!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris recently concluded a difficult divorce for a family member. She and her staff were competent and professional throughout. In particular, she was able to navigate around a difficult client and her difficult spouse, finding solutions that maximized the available benefits to the client. Her fees were reasonable; bills arrived promptly and included detailed diary entries. She returned the remainder of the retainer within days of the final decree. This was a pleasant experience in the context of an unpleasant situation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christine is very knowledgeable about divorce and separation negotiations between her clients and the opposing party. Her clients appear to be very happy with her representation in divorce matters."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a real estate attorney and work with Chris on issues with her clients and my clients. She is very responsive and easy to get in touch with. She is knowledgeable and does an excellent job to address her clients concerns. She is a person with integrity and she cares about the outcomes for her clients. I refer clients to Chris and I would refer her to a friend."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred her many clients over the years and she was very helpful to them."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because she is very skilled in the area of family law. Every single client I have referred to her for her to assist them with their family law issue has reported to me that they were very satisfied with her legal services and the result they obtained. I highly recommend this attorney to anyone having a family law issue. Thank you, Karen Akiens"
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