Stephanie A. Dietz
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Attorney

Location:
Edgewood, KY
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Fax:
859-341-5111
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Stephanie A. Dietz represents parties in divorce actions including division of business interests, retirement accounts, and other property as well as child custody issues.  Her experience allows her to handle these cases both inside and outside the courtroom.  Stephanie also handles all forms of adoption cases.

Stephanie is from Versailles, Kentucky, but she has lived in Northern Kentucky since 1991.  She is actively involved in her church, St. Pius X in Edgewood, and active with her children’s activities, including being an assistant coach for the Covington Catholic High School Mock Trial Team.  Stephanie is an avid runner, and lives in Edgewood, Kentucky, with her husband, Jim, who is also a practicing attorney, and their two sons.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Dissolution
  • Adoption
  • Paternity and Child Support
  • Custody
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Trained Family Law Mediator
  • Trained in Collaborative Divorce

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1994
  • Ohio, 1995
  • Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1994

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1990

Published Works

  • Authors Updates for Baldwin Practice Series on adoptions and termination of parental rights
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Collaborative Family Law, Kentucky Bench & Bar, March, 2006
  • Authored article on Collaborative Family Law for KBA Bench & Bar, 2006
  • Author, Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights Chapter in Kentucky Practice Series, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Moore v. Asente, 110 S.W.3d 336 (Ky., 2005)
  • Schweikert v. Schweikert, 2006-CA-002472-MR
  • J.M.H. v. Judy G., 2006-CA-000341-ME,
  • Rabe v. Rabe, 2007-CA-001594-ME and

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker at 2000 Kentucky Bar Association Convention in Covington speaking on high conflict adoptions
  • Speaker at Northern Kentucky Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar, Domestic Law Update, June 2009
  • Speaker, Salmon P. Chase College of Law Alumni Association, “A View from Across the River II: Nuances Between Kentucky and Ohio Practice,” October 2009
  • Speaker at Access to Justice Foundation Family Law Training, Child Custody Law Update, May 2012
  • Speaker at 2014 Kentucky Bar Association Convention in Covington speaking with Judge Christopher Mehling about pitfalls in family law cases
  • Speaker at Salmon P. Chase College of Law for Judge Gregory Bartlett’s Civil Procedure Class on division of property and maintenance
  • Speaker at multiple Northern Kentucky Bar Association CLE Days on family law topics
  • Speaker at multiple Northern Kentucky Bar Association Family Law Section seminars

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award, 2000
  • Cincinnati Leading Lawyer 2009-Present
  • 2005 Cincinnati Business Courier’s 40 under 40

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member), Family Law Section Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Member), Family Law Section Member
  • Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, Inc., Secretary
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association (Member), Family Law Section past Chair 2004-2008 and current Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”), 1992 to 1994
  • Campbell County Foster Care Review Board, Member, 1995 to 1997
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law Alumni Board of Directors, 1999 to 2002
  • St. Pius X Catholic Church, Member (VIRTUS trained), Sunday School Teacher, 2003 to 2004
  • Family Court Mediator, Campbell County and Kenton County, 2001 to 2010
  • St. Pius X School (VIRTUS trained), Coached the Academic Team, 2012
  • American Inn of Courts, Member, 2011 to 2013
  • Covington Catholic High School, Mock Trail Assistant Coach, 2015 to Present
  • Cinderella’s Closet, Immanuel Methodist Church – Volunteer “Fairy Godmother”, 2015 to 2016
  • Northern Kentucky University Collegiate Advisory Board for Eta Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority
  • University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Member
  • Mary Rose Mission, Florence, Kentucky – Volunteer
  • NaviGo Team Member
  • Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers, Volunteer