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
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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
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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
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Website
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1163 Questions Answered

Q. I was divorced in Colorado. Father has never pd support and son/child is no grown. I was afraid of ex and never pursued.
A: I'd say fist contact the Domestic relations Office for the county where the order was entered and go from there. If the order was sent to another county or state for enforcement, they should have that information. If the case was closed, you may have to consider getting an attorney involved.
Q. I was recently told that a child, younger than kindergarten age , can not stay overnight with the father?
A: It's not true that, as a general rule, young children may not stay overnight with their fathers. However, if either parent has a criminal or abuse history which suggests that he or she may pose a danger to the child, the court will likely order supervised visits.
Q. As custodial parent I didnt report a increase of hourly pay. Will I have to pay back money
A: Probably not but there's no way to predict what the courts will do. Generally speaking, a modification of a support order does not become effective before the date until the request for modification was filed. However, as you apparently are aware, the support order requires all parties to promptly report changes in income so the court might look for a way to make up for your failure to report the income increase. However, if it only makes a small difference in the order, probably only an admonishment is in your future.
Q. How can I obtain court records from a custody case in Pennsylvania?
A: It depends on whether the records are sealed. You'll have to contact the court house for the county where the custody action occurred and inquire. I doubt that, if the records are not sealed, you'll be able to obtain copies at no cost. There will likely be a per page copying fee of at least $1.00. If you don't know what county the case occurred in, you could try an internet search or you may have to go through the public access page of a county's website to see if that's the correct county. Since there are 67 counties in PA, you'll want to start with the ones which are most likely the venue.
Q. My son (18) was kicked out the house with a few wks left to graduate. I live in NJ, can she legally do that before grad
A: His mother shouldn't have done that but if you want him to graduate you should do whatever is necessary to get him to school for the next few weeks.
Q. How do I get custody of my granddaughters?
A: You can also try filing without an attorney but you'd have to do some research to know what forms to file, probably at your county court house law library.
Q. Paid mother in Md $2150 in child support by money orders and she acknowledged payment Before court order was in place.
A: Did your support order originate in PA? You may be able to solve your issues by contacting your local Domestic relations Office. The mother can also just advise whichever office is handling the support case in writing that you paid it and they can initiate giving you the appropriate credit.
Q. Can ex spouse ask for increased child support claiming said child has autism.
A: The courts don't side with mothers or fathers. There are support guidelines which to court must apply. The support guidelines are income-driven, not expense driven. Perhaps it would help you to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss this situation
Q. Filing custody for my daughter. Can I file in county where I live or is it based off daughters primary address with ex?
A: I agree. You must file in York County.
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