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
- Current
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
Website
Legal Answers
1073 Questions Answered

Q. I thought I already asked this. Sorry if it's a repeat. Is there a way to hold someone accountable to file their taxes?
A: If he's not current on his support obligation, you should definitely take him back to court for failure to comply/contempt. If he's paying his support every month, and he's also paying at least an additional 10% of the order to reduce the arrears, it may be more difficult to get any where in court but I say talk to your Domestic Relations Office to see if they's assist you. In some counties, they'll freeze bank accounts if the arrears are high enough, even with the additional 10% being paid toward arrears. In my experience, the judges don't often ultimately uphold the freezes under those circumstances but your judge may also tell him to file his tax or suffer such the continuance of the freeze.
Q. I am paying child support but she wants me to pay the dentist bill not covered by insurance.
A: If "she" is the custodial parent, then"she" is responsible for the first $250 in medical expenses per child annually. Your order should indicate this.
Q. How long after receipt of a forensic custody/psych eval must a hearing be held? Esp if primary parent deemed detrimental
A: It appears that your husband is represented by an attorney. All questions should be asked on existing legal counsel.
Q. I am married 29 yrs. will I receive half of my husband ‘s pension if I file for divorce or separation?
A: There's no way to answer your question without knowing quite bit more about your situation. PA is no a community property state. It is an equitable distribution state, so., whereas in a community property state you can pretty much count on 50%, in an equitable distribution state there are many factors that go into the decision as to what the property division should be. Your best bet is to sit down for a consultation with an experienced family law attorney on your area to discuss the details of your situation and learn what options you may have.
Q. I signed B.C. And paid support, DNA said he wasn’t mine at 8yrs. Mom took me off C.S. 5yrs later she filed new support
A: Sounds pretty strange. I suggest that you get an experienced family law attorney involved although I'm concerned because it sounds like an order has already been entered against you. If so, check the order to find out if your appeal period has expired yet.
Q. What is the process for child support ? Mediation — assuming unsuccessful - to court next ? Time frame ?
A: File a complaint for support. A conference will be held. If no agreement, then a hearing before a master. If one or both parties disagree with the decision, n appeal for a hearing before a judge is filed. Each county has it's own procedures that may slightly impact this basic procedure.
Q. How do I get my boyfriend guardianship of my daughter incase something were to happen to me?
A: The child's father has legal rights to your daughter that are greater than your boyfriend's, even if the father isn't much of one. I suggest that you sit down with an experienced family law attorney in your re to discuss your case in detail and to learn what options you have based on your circumstances.
Q. NYS child sup. laws or rules in regards to personal injury, pain and suff. settlements non-taxable one-time pymnt no arr
A: Somehow, even though your location is shown as being in NC and you're asking about NY support laws, the question ended up with the PA attorneys. I suggest that you try posting it again.
Q. My husband took me for child support but I was still on his lease and lived there for 3 months while being charged
A: You should have brought up the fact that you were living together with the children at the time of the support hearing. If there hasn't been a hearing yet, then you can bring it up at that time.
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Media, PA 19063
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Telephone: (610) 892-7511
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