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 Divorce Lawyers
Main Line Times
Best Family Lawyers
Main Line Times
President's Special Recognition Award
Delawre 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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
503 Questions Answered

Q. If my ex lives in VA, and I live in PA, and he makes three times what I make, is child support enforceable?
A: Did you have a support order against him for the 16 year old? If so, I would assume that the actual hearing will be here in PA. Is the 11 year old your joint child as well? If he is, and he was on the old order then you'd likely have a net order entered, with the difference between his support obligation for the 11 year old and your support obligation for the 16 year old going to you. But, in answer to your question, yes all support orders are enforceable. If your PA lawyer doesn't want to handle your case, then find another one.
Q. What happens if childs father enrolls child into a school without mothers knowing?
A: While you've provided a lot of information here, one of the most important bits of info not here is whether there's a custody order in effect? This question really can't be addressed without the basic information regarding custody.
Q. My daughter is 17 and had a baby. Can her father terminate child support because she had a baby?
A: No, not just because she had a baby. Is she still in school? Has she been graduated? I think you should consider consulting with an experienced family law attorney in your area to discuss this situation in more detail.
Q. In PA, can you change the surname of a minor when an absent parent is involved?
A: She can file a petition to have the child's name changed but I suggest that she meet with an experienced family law attorney to see whether doing so is feasible financially. Name change actions usually require judgment searches, publication of the action, etc.
Q. I live in PA. Can a father with no physical or legal right of you call the school and get information out to that parent
A: If the school has been advised that the father has no legal custody of the child and has been presented with an order to that effect, then the information shouldn't have been released. Absent having been properly notified, however, the school cannot be faulted.
Q. My husband filed and lied about where he lives and said we have been separated since 2016. It's false. What do I Do?
A: You should meet with an experienced family law attorney to ascertain what your legal issues and rights are. The date of separation is usually a valuation date for marital assets so that could be one reason why he stated something different than what you believe to be correct.
Q. What would happend if i leave state with a child i been taking care of ?
A: Yoiu'd better sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss this. This is a complicated situation that cannot be answered in this question and answer online forum.
Q. Is my husband still responsible to pay support to his daughter whom is 18 and no longer going to high school?
A: In PA a parent is obligated to provide support for a child until the child attains 18 years of age or is graduated from high school, whichever first occurs. it would seem that he is still obligated to provide support but you might consider having him consult in person with an experienced family law attorney in your area to see if there's any reason to file a petition to vacate the order now, before she turns 18.
Q. Wrong date of marriage on divorce paperwork. 90-day waiting period just began. Must I refile and begin 90-day again?
A: First of all, the judge has no independent source of information on your case so would not know that the date of marriage on the divorce complaint is incorrect unless he/she was informed by someone. More than that I really can't answer because it's unclear to me where you are in the process. If you're concerned about the incorrect date, find out if your spouse will agree to allow an amended divorce complaint to be filed. I see no reason why, by filing one, you'd restart the 90 day waiting period. Have you considered taking your paperwork to an experienced family law attorney in your area? if you would do that, the attorney can provide an opinion after having reviewed the paperwork, something which I cannot do on this website.
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200 North Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
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Telephone: (610) 892-7511
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