Kathryn Hilbush

Kathryn Hilbush

Experienced, compassionate family law attorney in Delaware County
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Pennsylvania
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  • 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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Legal Answers
1130 Questions Answered

Q. Can someone parent who through a tantrum at court hearing signs away their parental get any custody after that episode
A: I agree with Attorney Hall - your question is unclear. It would be best for you to explain your circumstances to an experienced family law attorney in person.
Q. I pay child support and mortgage support in PA. How much can I itemize on taxes of the marital home?
A: You should discuss this issue with your tax preparer. You may not be able to claim any of it.
Q. In PA, can a non-custodial parent seek partial custody post divorce?
A: Certainly. The fact that custody was not requested in the divorce filing doesn't have anything to do with whether father can request custodial time now.
Q. I live in Upper Darby, my wife (possibly) in Arizona. We have no children and no property. What are my divorce options?
A: I agree with Attorney Boyd. You will file for a divorce in Delaware County. The problem will be in properly serving your wife with the complaint since it seems that you are unclear as to where she resides. I suggest that you start contacting people who may know where she is, such as local friends, former co-workers, and family. Also perform some online searches with the free or low cost search engines available. You cannot finalize a divorce without giving her notice that it's been filed and at least one other notification. There is the eventual option of publicizing the divorce in two local newspapers, but that's somewhat expensive and will require filing a petition with the court so it is well worth your time and energy to exhaust all avenues you can personally before going that route.
Q. Do custody agreements between parents have to go though the PA family court system to be legally binding?
A: Custody and support agreements need to be entered as court orders to be enforceable. However, assuming neither parent disputes the terms of the custody agreement, the fact that it's not been entered as court order should not cause an issue with the support case.
Q. Can a Plaintiff be in violation for contacting the Defendant with a PFA?
A: Unfortunately, no. That's the legal quagmire that faces so many PFA defendants. They're contacted by the plaintiff and don't know what to do. The answer to that is do nothing, unless you have an attorney who can handle it for you. Your friends and family cannot get involved or you may find yourself facing an indirect criminal con=tempt charge.
Q. Child stays at grandparents and mother stays with boyfriend anything I can do cause she is supposed to be with mother
A: Are you inquiring about a PA or a MD case? In PA, if you wanted to force the issue you'd probably have to file a petition with the court but I would recommend that you first discuss the issues you have with the current situation with an experienced family law attorney before filing anything. t's hard to know from what you've said here why you feel your daughter should not be staying with the grandparents more than with the mother.
Q. How do i get a copy of my divorce paper? I dont remember what county granted it.
A: There is no statewide data bank that keeps track of everyone's divorce decrees. I suggest that you at least narrow it down to limit the number of counties you have contact. Also, sometimes the online search engines have that information but, in my experience, you won't get it without paying the monthly fee.
Q. Separating from cheating husband who now pays child support for extramarital child. Seeking support for our kids.
A: Whether your children's support will be impacted by the existence of this new child depends on the incomes of all parents involved. The support rules state " When the total of the obligor’s [your husband] basic child support obligations equals 50% or less of his or her monthly net income, there will be no deviation from the guideline amount of support on the ground of the existence of a new family." That means that if the support order for the third children and your children, without including extra expenses such as child care, does not exceed 50% of your husband's income, there will be no impact. If it does exceed 50% the court will make a proportional reduction of both orders. You would do well to consult in person with an experienced family law attorney before separating from your husband. There is some planning you should probably do. Also, you may be eligible for spousal support. You should discuss that as well with a local attorney experienced in family law.
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200 North Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
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Telephone: (610) 892-7511
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