Kathryn Hillebrands Burroughs

Kathryn Hillebrands Burroughs

Attorney
Location:
Carmel, Indiana
Phone:
317-669-9134
800-461-7459
Email:

Kathryn Hillebrands Burroughs concentrates her practice in matrimonial and family law including premarital agreements; cohabitation agreements; dissolution of marriage; child custody, parenting time and support; and interstate disputes and modifications.

Ms. Burroughs became a Certified Family Law Specialist - Family Law Certification Board in 2002, the first year it was available in Indiana.  Kathryn is the immediate past chair of the Indiana State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section.  She also serves as a board member of the State of Indiana Independent Certification Organization, which certifies family law specialists.

Kathryn presently serves as a member of the Indiana Board of Law Examiners by appointment of the Indiana Supreme Court. She also serves on the Indiana Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee, a committee created by statute to make recommendations to the Indiana Supreme Court on the Child Support Guidelines and other terms relating to the welfare of children of families no longer intact.

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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist - Family Law Certification Board, (2002-present)
  • Registered Family Law Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1992

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1992
    • Honors: Dean's List 1989, 1990 and 1991
    • Law Review: Indiana Law Review, Associate Editor, 1990 - 1992
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • The Innocent Spouse's Right to Recover Insurance Proceeds, Indiana Lawyer, 1994

Classes/Seminars

  • Presenter at numerous ICLEF and other continuing education seminar programs on various matrimonial and family law issues.
  • Presenter, Family Law Update, Boone County Seminar, November 2012
  • Presenter, Drafting Settlement Agreements for Law Students, ICLEF, November 2012
  • Presenter, When the Duty to Support A Child Ceases-2012 Statutory Revisions, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, October 2012
  • Presenter, Family Law for Family Mediation Training, ICLEF, July 2012
  • Presenter, New Child Support Emancipation Law, Hamilton County Bar Association, July 2012
  • Chair, The Essentials of Family Law, ICLEF, April 2012
  • Presenter, Cohabitation, Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements – Dangerous and Notable Areas, ICLEF, December 2011
  • Presenter, Family Law Update, Boone County Seminar, November 2011
  • Presenter, Mediation – Break an Impasse, Indianapolis Bar Association, October 2011
  • Presenter, Ask a Judge, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, October 2011
  • Chair, Family Mediation CME, ICLEF, August 2011
  • Chair, Divorce 101, ICLEF, April 2011
  • Presenter, Family Law in Indiana, ICLEF, Mediation Training, February 2011
  • Presenter, Family Law Update, Boone County Seminar, 2010
  • Presenter, Ask a Judge, Artificial Insemination, Reproduction and Issues Involving Gay Rights and Gay and Lesbian Families, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, October 2010
  • Presenter, ADR-Updates and Trends, Mini-Mediations/Arbitration, ICLEF, October 2010
  • Presenter, Mini-Mediations, Indianapolis Bar Association, June 2010
  • Chair, Divorce 101, ICLEF, December 2009
  • Presenter, Family Law Update, Boone County Seminar, 2009
  • Presenter, Grappling with Religious Disputes and Alternative Lifestyles & Ask A Judge, ICLEF, 2009
  • Presenter, Family Law Update, Boone County Seminar , 2008
  • Presenter, Paternity and CHINS, ICO Training, ICLEF, October 2008
  • Presenter, Family Court Judges: What Makes Family Court Judges Seem Difficult, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, October 2008
  • Roommates and Relationships: Legal Issues of Cohabitation, Indiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 2008
  • Divorce 101, ICLEF, April 2008
  • Expert's Roundtable-Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases, ICLEF, December 2007
  • Indiana Family Law, Boone County Seminar, 2007
  • Hot Tips, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, October 2007
  • Special Consideration When a Family Farm is a Significant Asset, ICLEF, Family Law Institute. October 2007
  • Family Law Issues Concerning Gays, Lesbians and Unmarried Cohabitants Under Indiana Law, ICLEF, February 2007
  • Hot Tips and Topics in Family Law, ICLEF, January 2007
  • Family Law Issues Concerning Gays, Lesbians and Unmarried Cohabitants Under Indiana Law, ICLEF, December 2006
  • Indiana's Relocation Act/Recent Indiana Family Law Cases, Boone County Seminar, November 2006
  • Family Law in Indiana, ICLEF, Mediation Training, March 2006
  • Unique Issues in Custody Disputes, ICLEF, December 2005
  • Recent Family Law Developments, Boone County Seminar, November 2005
  • Family Law in Indiana, ICLEF, Mediation Training, October 2005
  • Rights of Gays, Lesbians and Their Children Under Indiana Law, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, July 2005
  • A View From The Bench, How to Make a Judge Happy or Mad, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, July 2005
  • Hot Topics in Family Law, ICLEF, January 2005
  • Defending Accusations of Child and Sexual Abuse, ICLEF, November 2004
  • Pitfalls of Amended Child Support Guidelines, Indiana Lawyer Women in the Law Seminar, October 2004
  • Hidden Assets, How to Deal with Hidden or Unreported Income and Dissipation of Marital Assets and Income on the Parenting Time Guidelines and Child Support Guidelines, Where We Are... Handling Tough Issues, ICLEF Family Law Institute, August 2004
  • Issues Regarding Indiana's New Child Support Guidelines, ICLEF, Master Series, October 2003
  • Defending Accusations of Child and Sexual Abuse, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, 2003
  • Shared Parenting and New Time Guidelines, ICLEF, Family Law Institute, August 2003
  • Premarital Agreements, Post-Marital Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and the Setting Aside of Such Agreements, ICLEF, November 2002
  • Discovery Issues Confronting Mental Health Professionals, 1998 - Present
  • Family Law Issues That Will Trip You Up, ICLEF, 1998
  • Lawyer's Bar Review Outline for Indiana Family Law, 1998, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Indiana Super Lawyers Top 25 Women, 2013
  • Selected to Indiana Super Lawyers – Family Law, 2009 - 2013
  • Indiana State Bar Association – Gale M. Phelps Award Recipient, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Chair - Family Law Section, 2009 - 2011
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Chair Elect - Family Law Section, 2007 - 2009
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Secretary - Family Law Section, 2005 - 2007
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Treasurer - Family Law Section, 2003 - 2005
  • Independent Certification Organization, Family Law Certification Board Member, 2003 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Bingham Summers Welch & Spillman, 1992 - 1999
  • Baker & Daniels, 1999 - 2005
  • Pennamped & Associates, 2004 - 2008

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Phi