An Optimistic Approach to Family Law
Brinkman & Associates was formed in June 1998 by Karen Riestenberg Brinkman, an attorney who has been practicing solely in family law since 1986. In 2001, she was joined by Kristie A. Karl, a family law attorney who is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. Our lawyers are ably assisted by paralegal Tamara G. Wesley-Crossland, who has been supporting the work of attorneys for nearly 25 years.
Together, we are dedicated to helping our clients resolve their legal issues so that they can move on with their lives. It's an optimistic approach that focuses on the future while understanding and addressing the issues and concerns that brought you to this point.
Upfront and Straightforward
Our clients appreciate that we are upfront about the issues they are facing. We consider our clients partners in the resolution of their legal issues. That is why it is so important to us that we give them the facts they need to make informed decisions about their cases.
At the initial consultation, we will ask you to explain your situation and the outcome you desire. Then we will educate you about the laws that affect your situation. In a divorce case, for example, we will describe the difference between a divorce and a dissolution, explain the grounds for divorce, and discuss the issues involved in parenting, child support, spousal support and property division.
One of our clients told us that he learned more about the legal aspects of his case in 30-minutes than he had in six years with his former attorney.
We keep you informed of the potential costs, risks and benefits of various legal options. Our goal is to help you resolve your legal issue as quickly and cost effectively as possible. We will ask if you are willing to do certain tasks yourself, at our direction, to reduce your legal bills.
Settlement-Oriented, Courtroom Ready
In most cases, we first work toward a reasonable out-of-court settlement of issues in order to avoid the expense of a trial. However, we understand that not every issue can be settled this way. In these cases and in those where an emergency exists or their is a risk of harm to a person or property, you can rely on our skills as experienced courtroom litigators.
To discuss your legal concerns, please contact Brinkman & Associates in Cincinnati. Call toll free 866-761-7660.