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Parents' Rights Attorneys in Cincinnati

Working for Equal Rights for Parents

As a parent, you have certain rights and responsibilities that are protected under the law. This is the same for both mothers and fathers. All too often, parents will assume that a decision has been made long before they step into a court of law, particularly among fathers who feel that judges and magistrates will side with the mother. However, this not the case. At the law firm of Brinkman & Associates, our parents' rights lawyers in Cincinnati will work to ensure that all of the rights you have to be a part of your child's life are enforced and protected.

Dedicated Representation in Child Custody and Parenting Time Matters

One of the most important issues arising out of a divorce is the question of child custody. The court takes a strong interest in ensuring that both parents have the opportunity to be part of their children's lives. Our Ohio family law attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that your right to time with your child is respected by the court. We also work on settling custody and parenting time (formerly known as visitation) issues outside of the court through settlement meetings and representation during mediation. Whichever option you choose, we will always operate with the best interests of your child in mind.

Making Sure You Understand the Terms of Your Parenting Arrangement

Many parents are confused about what child custody actually means. A parent may be designated as the residential parent and legal custodian which involves the decision-making authority surrounding certain aspects of the child's upbringing, such as religion and education. Parents may be granted shared parenting, but this does not necessarily mean that the time that each parent has with his or her child will be split equally. Shared parenting means shared decision-making as set forth in a shared parenting plan.

The lawyers at Brinkman & Associates are well-known for being thorough and creative when negotiating or arguing for appropriate parenting time allocations for unique work schedules and long-distance relationships.

When you come to Brinkman & Associates, we will provide you with an in-depth explanation of the custody options that are available. We can also explain fathers' rights and mothers' rights in regard to custody and visitation schedules. It is not a foregone conclusion that one parent will always be favored in a custody and parenting time decision. We will protect your parental rights and also do what is best for your children.

Call for a Consultation With an Ohio Visitation Rights Lawyer

All parents have a right to be a part of their children's lives. Contact our Cincinnati parents' rights attorneys online or call 513-878-1437 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.


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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