Kathryn Hilbush

Kathryn Hilbush

Experienced, compassionate family law attorney in Delaware County
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Pennsylvania
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Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Law Office of Kathryn L. Hilbush
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Attorney
Fronefield & deFuria
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Education
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. | Political Science
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D.
Awards
Best Lawyers - Family and Divorce
Delaware County Daily Times
Best Divorce Lawyers
Main Line Times
Best Family Lawyers
Main Line Times
President's Special Recognition Award
Delaware County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
Delaware County Bar Association
Member
Current
Delaware County Bar Association
Chairperson, Famiy Law Section Divorce Subcommittee
- Current
Delaware County Bar Association
Chairperson, Family Law Rules Committee
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Delaware County Bar Association
Board of Directors
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Delaware County Bar Association Family Law Section
Chairperson
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Speaking Engagements
How to Read and Understand Income Tax Returns, Training for Domestic Relations conference officers, Media, PA
Domestic Relations Office
Certifications
Mediation
Center for Resolutions
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
991 Questions Answered

Q. When u change a job what do u do
A: If you're asking this in connection with a child support case, you should notify the Domestic Relations Office where the support order is administered to tell them about your new job. Then they can send out a new wage attachment. You're supposed to notify them anytime you change jobs.
Q. If my children's mother terminates the child support order against me I'm I still responsible for arrears
A: Unless she also forgives the arrears, then yes. If the arrears are owed to the state, then the mother cannot forgive them.
Q. State of PA Minor's legal guardians (aunt/uncle) signed over custody to state His father is trying get custody from NC
A: It sounds like you need representation in PA as well as in NC. I suggest that you contact an experienced family law attorney in the PA county where the child was residing when placed in care. This is a long and tedious process and having representation can often get things moving faster.
Q. I have three children two with my girl friend l live with and one with the person that is filing for child support.
A: It depends entirely upon what you and each of the mothers earn and what additional expenses there are for the children. Child support in PA is strictly income-driven and your question cannot be answered in the forum. The court can't take more than 55% of your total income for basic child support, but basic child support does not include expenses such as child care. I suggest that you consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area for more detailed advice.
Q. My daughter is 17. She has been living full time with us since Oct. I am filing for support.
A: You've already spoken with a local attorney and obtained what sounds like decent advice. You don't have to have a custody order in order to obtain support. You can demonstrate that she lives with you through school and medical records and other paperwork which would tend to prove that she lives with you. I don't think it's a wise idea as a parent to bring your daughter to court, and the court may not want to hear from her, but that's ultimately your decision as her parent.
Q. I hired a lawyer back at the end of 2016 for my divorce. He started it then. it’s not done. Can I finish it?
A: Probably but you're going to have your attorney remove his/her appearance removed from the case and file as a self-represented party. Check with your court house for the correct procedure. Many counties have the self-represented party form available online to be downloaded and printed. and.
Q. Am I responsible for mortgage in both our names after divorce if my ex dies?
A: These really are questions you should be asking your divorce lawyer. I can't interpret what your divorce papers say without actually reviewing them. As far as the insurance goes, it would depend on who the beneficiary is. I strongly urge you to consult with your divorce lawyer regarding your concerns, or, if you weren't represented, then consult with an experienced family law attorney in your are. In the meeting the lawyer can review your divorce papers and give you well-informed advice.
Q. Do I have to file a relocation notice in PA if staying in the same school district and it doesn't affect current order?
A: If the relocation will not interfere with the non-custodial aprent's time with the child by, for example, increasing the travel time significantly, then you should be okay without sending a relocation notice. However, since I don't have all the details, I can't be certain. You may want to have a brief in office consultation with an experienced family law attorney in your area to be certain you'll be good without sending the notice.
Q. What questions should I ask my lawyer about adult adoption?
A: Just ask the lawyer what the procedure is and what the costs will be. If the attorney is knowledgeable, he/she will be able to explain everything to you and answer the questions that will come to mind. If the lawyer can't fill in all the blanks, you may want to consult with another one. One thing you should ask about is the change of your name if that's something you want. In my county, with an adult adoption, you proceed with the adoption and then will have to file to have an official change of name.
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200 North Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
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Telephone: (610) 892-7511
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