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. Our lawyers 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. For instance, if you are considering divorce, we can describe the difference between divorce proceedings and marriage dissolution, explain the grounds for divorce, and discuss the issues involved in parenting, child support, spousal support and property division.

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 can also utilize a hybrid approach that allows you to do certain tasks yourself, at our direction, to reduce your legal bills.

One of our clients told us that he learned more about the legal aspects of his case in 30 minutes from Mrs. Brinkman than he had in six years with his former attorney.

Settlement-Oriented, Courtroom Ready

In most cases, we first work toward a reasonable out-of-court settlement of issues 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 there is a risk of harm to a person or property, you can rely on our skills as experienced courtroom litigators.

Meet Our Legal Team

Our lawyers are dedicated to helping clients who are facing divorce and other family law issues. We have the knowledge and experience needed to protect your interest and the determination to get the job done right.

We are known for our skills and professionalism. We are also active in the community and in professional organizations, including the Cincinnati and Ohio State Bar Associations. To learn more about our individual backgrounds, please review our attorney profiles below.

Ready To Get Started? Schedule A Consultation.

To discuss your legal issue with an attorney, arrange a consultation at our Cincinnati office by contacting us online or by calling 513-632-5310.