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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on

Q: How can I do that

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 13, 2019

Are you the person looking for a free attorney? If so, you contact the county bar association where the support case is and ask about their pro bono panel.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I need a free attorney for child custody I tried to do legal services but I only qualify for the free Packet

I can’t afford any attorneys

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 13, 2019

You can see if you qualify for the pro bono attorneys through your local county's bar association, but I suspect you will not if you don't qualify financially for Legal Assistance aid.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: I have been paying child support past the age of 18..she is 24 years old an their trying to hold me responsible for $16

$16000.00 dollars

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 12, 2019

It sounds like you have unpaid support, or arrears, that you're expected to pay off. If you're confused, you should be able to obtain an answer from Domestic Relations.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on

Q: My wife and I live in a house that I purchased after we were married. Can I sell it without her permission?

The house is in my name only. No paperwork has been filed and as of now no divorce is on the table?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 10, 2019

Not if you're getting a divorce. She'll have you in court in a flash.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: Does “PATERNITY ORDER ISSUED- DF EXCLUDED (stipulation) mean that the tested man is not the father? (Pennsylvania)

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 8, 2019

Sure sounds like it, assuming he's the defendant.

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Q: For child support in PA does a mother have to have a job for more than 6 months to be able to put a father on CS?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 7, 2019

No, there is no such requirement.

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Q: After unemployment runs out and if no one will still hire me how am I suppose to pay support

I’ve been applying for 5 jobs a week for a few months

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 6, 2019

Take your case back to court and hope that you can successfully demonstrate that your efforts to find employment have been serious and persistent. Or you can obtain employment outside of your field and also show the court that you couldn't obtain work in the field you used to be employed in, but at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: No I couldn’t find domestic relations to click on this question is about child support

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 6, 2019

What is your question?

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Q: Can a woman receiving child support in the state of PA willingly quit her job to get get more child support?

She is trying to force the man to let her move across country with the kids by raising his support as high as she can.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 4, 2019

Quitting a job without good cause does not usually work in favor of that person. The trick will be for the dad to demonstrate that she quit without good cause. He should consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine what his strategy should be.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on

Q: We rent a house from his parents. We are divorcing. It’s civil. I am disabled. Can his parents evict me.

The house and land were to be inherited by us.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 4, 2019

Yes, they can.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can I deduct life insurance payments on myself from my child support payments if the CP's kids are sole beneficiaries?

I live in Pennsylvania and I pay premiums for life insurance on myself. The sole beneficiaries are the custodial parent's children. Can I request a modification to the support order to deduct the life insurance payments I make from the monthly child support payments I make to the custodial parent?... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 2, 2019

It's highly unlikely that life insurance premiums will be used to reduce your support payment in the event there is a support action.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on

Q: My wife and I are are both on disability benefits it we would divorce how would are income be divided

Married 42years she may not agree to divorce

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 31, 2019

Your income itself will not be divided, except in the event one of you is awarded temporary or permanent alimony. Then your two incomes, as well as the petitioning party's reasonable needs in the case of permanent alimony, are considered. Monthly SSD payments are not considered marital assets.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: How I can do pls

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 31, 2019

You're going to have to ask a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on

Q: What can I do in order for the best financial outcome for myself? Ihad a settlement that was used to purchase house.

I was married for 19 years. First house, parents had in their name, every single payment was made by me, from my pay. Every bill and all taxes and insurance were made by me, from my pay from 2011 on. I received a settlement I cannot discuss that was used as down payment on house. The plan was... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 31, 2019

I cannot respond to your question because you already have representation. If you're displeased with the progress made by your attorney, you can always meet with another experienced family law attorney to get her/his opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on

Q: I mailed the divorce complaint to my wife via certified mail return receipt to her place of work,

It was signed by a receptionist and then given to my wife. Will I be able to use the green return receipt when I get it back?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 31, 2019

Probably not because you can't prove that she actually received the complaint. You should have sent it restricted delivery, which permits only the addressee to sign.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on

Q: My husband left and drained accounts and took the car. My question is what’s my next step we have marital property.

He’s not willing me help what so ever and I have filed for support

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 31, 2019

Filing for support was a good first step. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney to learn and understand your options going forward. You may want to file for divorce and ancillary economic relief, including injunctive relief to try to freeze and/or receive the marital funds he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania on

Q: In regards to retroactive payments to be paid back to the non custodial parent that pays support.

My daughter no longer lives with custodial parent, father. Daughter lives with her Uncle, the brother of her father and his wife. Child has lived there since May, 2019. Which I am in agreement with. I filed for modification to terminate support in June, 2019. It is now August 29th. Can I file for... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 31, 2019

You can ask when you have your hearing. It depends on the totality of the circumstances. As an aside, be forewarned that the brother can file for support against you and the father if he so chooses.

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Q: My husband has a child with his ex. He recently got a significant raise at work, will she be notified of the amount?

She is also married and pregnant with her second child (by her husband) and she works part time under the table. We are trying to conceive our own child and I’m worried he will get screwed and it will affect our ability to financially provide for our child.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 30, 2019

If there's a support order in effect, actually your husband is required by that court order to notify Domestic Relations of any change in his income. No, absent your husband's notice to DRO, the ex will not be notified. Your husband needs to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: Was it legal for the judge to garnish my comp settlement in April? My son turns 18 in Oct. ?

My settlement was two years salary judge garnished 4years of support.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 30, 2019

Hard to know without having all of the facts. The court can garnish a workers' comp settlement for the payment of child support. I'm assuming that the court imputed an income to you based on your prior income and injury. The basis for your WC award (2 years' wages) does not bind the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: i pay 600 a month in child support for my son. my ex gets 800 a month for her other 2 kids. do i pay to much?

600 a month is not court ordered (verbal agreement). she gets 800 a month for her other 2 kids (not mine). i also buy all his school clothes, and sports fees(he plays soccer)

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 30, 2019

Hard to know. Child support in PA is strictly income-driven so the other order will be based on a different combination of incomes than one would be for you. You might think about meeting with an experienced family law attorney to see if you can get some idea of what a support order, versus your... Read more »

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