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Cincinnati Mediation & Divorce Attorneys

Mediating Disputes, Representing Clients in Mediation

Brinkman & Associates offers divorce and family law mediation services to disputing parties. We also prepare our clients to participate in mediation sessions as a way to resolve disputes.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution technique designed to help parties come to an agreement outside of court. The two parties meet with a trained mediator, a neutral third party, who listens to both sides. Mediators help the parties brainstorm options and explore alternatives, but they do not represent the interests of one party over another and are not there to decide contested matters. The role of the mediator is to facilitate the discussions of the parties and to help the parties focus on the issues that need to be addressed in order to avoid future conflict or unnecessary litigation. Their work is to help the two sides come to an agreement.

Mediation is a requirement in many jurisdictions, especially in shared parenting plans, before disputes can go to court.

Our founder, attorney Karen Brinkman, is a trained mediator who is available to serve as a neutral third party in family law mediation. She helps divorcing couples and others involved in family law disputes resolve their conflicts. Because of her knowledge and experience in all aspects of family law, she is well equipped to mediate contested issues involving property division, child support, custody, shared parenting and other issues.

Representing Clients in Mediation

When our clients participate in mediation, we fully prepare them for what to expect and how to handle themselves. Mediation is an important opportunity to settle a dispute. Our lawyers make sure clients understand the difference between agreeing to a reasonable compromise and being victimized by the other party.

Whether you are an attorney seeking an experienced third party neutral to mediate a dispute or are an individual facing a mediation session, you can rely on Brinkman & Associates in Cincinnati, Ohio. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation about your legal issue. Call us toll free 866-761-7660.


I really appreciate the way Mrs. Brinkman handles difficult situations and difficult people.  She represents me with confidence, yet always makes sure that I know what is going on and that I fully understand my options.  Her paralegal Tamara, have also answered my questions promptly and professionally; and have helped me through some tough times.

-Lisa H.

Karen Brinkman was brilliant in court; I obtained full custody of my daughter and am extremely grateful.  She made my family, my witnesses, the other professionals, and myself very comfortable by constantly educating us and keeping us informed of the law and the legal procedures.  She deserves a lot of credit for her careful wording of motions and entries and her ability to take charge of out-of-control situations.

-Dave B.

Karen and Tamara went into action on behalf of my son and granddaughter.  Their caring attitudes come through in everything they say and do.  I am sure that I will be looking to Brinkman & Associates for legal advice and for common sense answers whenever I have a family law question in the future.

-Sandy E.

I was very thankful that I had Mrs. Brinkman on my side when I went to court regarding a modification of child support that had been requested by my former husband in the Hamilton County, Ohio, Juvenile Court.  She returns my calls and responds to my emails promptly and thoroughly.

-Debbie S.

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