High quality, professional service with honesty and integrity.

Family Law Attorney

Cincinnati Divorce Lawyer, Child Custody Laws, Post-Decree Contempt and Modification, Child Support, Appeals

Criminal Defense Attorney

Cincinnati OVI Attorney, Sex Offender Lawyer, Drug Crime Attorney, Theft Crimes, Domestic Violence, Spousal Abuse, Gun Crimes, Post Conviction, Expungement, Appeals

Appeals Attorney

Criminal Appeals and Domestic Relations Appeals

Practice Areas

Whether you are a spouse facing divorce or an unmarried parent separating, if children are involved, child support will be an issue. Child support is determined by Ohio’s Child Support Guidelines using the income of both parents. In certain circumstances, it is possible to deviate from these guidelines. Many other issues may arise when determining child support, including income calculation and imputing income to an underemployed parent or spouse. Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger can help you understand how to get child support or determine what child support you’ll owe.

Learn more about Hamilton County child support, Clermont County child support, and Warren County child support

Divorce is usually surrounded by high emotions and many unresolved issues. Divorce requires division of property, allocation of child custody, and determination of child support and spousal support. Arriving at a resolution can be stressful on a family and especially hard on children. Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger can help guide you through the process and work toward the outcome you want and need for your family.

Learn more about choosing from Cincinnati divorce lawyers and how Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger can be the right family law attorney for you.

Dissolution of marriage legally ends your marriage, much like divorce. However, dissolution provides you with more control over the process, protects your family’s privacy, and provides an amicable and less costly resolution. A dissolution requires both parties to agree on all matters including division of property, spousal support, child custody, shared parenting, parenting time, and child support. Attorney Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger can assist you in deciding which option is best for you and your family.

Learn more about Hamilton County dissolution of marriage, Clermont County dissolution of marriage and determine if Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger is the right family law attorney for you

Married parents will handle matters of child custody in the Court of Domestic Relations upon divorce or dissolution of marriage. When an unmarried couple with children separates, all matters related to parents rights, custodial parents rights, mothers custody rights, fathers custody rights, and child support are handled by the Juvenile Court. Regardless of which court your case is in, child custody, visitation, and parenting time will be determined by the best interest of the children. Attorney Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger is experienced in handling child custody laws and matters in both Domestic Relations Court and Juvenile Court. She can help walk you through the process and help you and your children get the right resolution.

Learn more about child custody laws and joint legal custody and see if Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger is the right family law attorney for you

In Ohio, an OVI conviction can carry severe consequences including possible jail time and a license suspension. That’s why it is imperative to contact a Cincinnati DUI lawyer immediately to begin preparing your defense. Often times, defendants charged with OVI do not believe there is anything they can do and accept the charges. That is not always the case. Rather, it is often the case that defendants are given bad or improperly administered tests or they were stopped by police without probable cause. Read these tips to help you avoid dui checkpoints. If you have been charged with an OVI, call Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger right away to start preparing your defense.

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When allegations of spousal abuse arise, there are often criminal domestic violence charges made. These may be accompanied by a separate civil protection order. Often, these charges arise out of false allegations made by an angry or under-the-influence spouse. Domestic violence convictions carry severe consequences and create an undesirable blemish on your record. Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger is experienced in handling these matters successfully, along with all of the collateral issues such as child custody laws, divorce and civil protection orders.

Learn more about Hamilton County domestic violence defense, Warren County domestic violence defense, and Adams County domestic violence defense

When allegations of spousal abuse arise, there are often criminal domestic violence charges made. These may be accompanied by a separate civil protection order. Often, these charges arise out of false allegations made by an angry or under-the-influence spouse. Domestic violence convictions carry severe consequences and create an undesirable blemish on your record. Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger is experienced in handling these matters successfully, along with all of the collateral issues such as child custody laws, divorce and civil protection orders.

Learn more about Hamilton County domestic violence defense, Warren County domestic violence defense, and Adams County domestic violence defense

Whether you’re charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana or with trafficking in heroine, you will need an experienced drug crime attorney on your side. In the State of Ohio, all drug crime convictions carry a license suspension of at least six months.  Knowledge of the laws surrounding Fourth Amendment searches and seizures is imperative in drug-related crimes. The most common illegal searches occur in relation to drug crimes. Attorney Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger is experienced in fighting drug crimes and does not hesitate to challenge the police in legality of a search.

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Trial judges do not always make the correct decisions – we have appellate courts for just that reason. When you are unhappy with the decision of a trial court, you have a right to appeal, but have a very short window to file your appeal. You can appeal both criminal law and family law cases. Attorney Stephenie Lape Wolfinbarger is experienced in filing and arguing appeals in the Ohio Court of Appeals.

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More About Stephenie

Stephenie’s passion and dedication to the law and justice is rooted in her family heritage and a fierce work ethic.

Face to Face

Meet at Stephenie’s office. She is downtown near the Hamilton County Courthouses and Justice Center.

Criminal Results

Domestic Violence – Hamilton County

Not guilty at trial. Stephenie’s hard work revealed all the witnesses and inconsistencies needed to prove these allegations false.

Telecommunications Harassment – Warren County

Not guilty; jury trial. Stephenie was able to show the jury this ex-wife was abusing the criminal system to gain an upper hand in an ongoing custody battle and in fact Stephenie’s client was not harassing his ex-wife but attempting to contact his children.

Sexual Battery – Hamilton County

Not Guilty at trial. Stephenie was able to prove at trial her client’s sexual contact was consensual and the alleged victim had the mental capacity to consent saving her young client from a life labeled as a sex offender.

Cultivation of Marijuana – Ottawa County

Motion to suppress granted and upheld on appeal after Stephenie’s hard work uncovered police lies and illegal search tactics.

Possession of Drugs - Hancock County

Conviction overturned on appeal upon Stephenie’s successful briefing and oral arguments.

Family Law Results

While Stephenie is successful in negotiating favorable agreements for her clients in family matters, an amicable resolution is not always possible. She will not hesitate to uphold her client’s position at trial and has been successful doing so in cases like these:

Child support modification based on change in one parent’s income (Clermont County, Hamilton County).

Termination of parenting time based on substance abuse and neglect by one parent. (Hamilton County, Clermont County)

Several cases where the parents were unable to decide on minor issues such as holiday time, residential parent for school purposes, and whether one party is in contempt. (Clermont County, Hamilton County, Warren County).

Defeated domestic violence civil protections orders making false allegations filed twice by same parent with the intent to harass and gain an upper hand in custody. (Clermont County)

Defeated requests for modification of child support. (Hamilton County)

Advantages

• Graduated magna cum laude; Chase College of Law
• Five years of trial experience
• Received 2015 AVVO Client’s Choice award
• Selected to 2016 Rising Star Super Lawyers

High quality legal representation tailored to the needs of clients, executed with honesty and integrity.

Has won many criminal, family, and appeals cases. Through hard work, tireless research, and thorough investigation, Stephenie has achieved the case wins you will find listed and many more.

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