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Hillary Joy Moonay

Child custody Attorney at Doylestown, PA

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About Hillary

Learn Hillary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%

  2. Child support
    20%

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

  4. Family
    20%
    All phases of negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases including divorce, custody, support, alimony, property distribution, adoption, pre-nuptial agreements, appeals, collaborative law, mediation, and arbitration

  5. Alimony
    10%

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

Hillary has been an active member of the Pennsylvania family law community for the past 25 years.  For the past 10 years, Hillary's practice has been limited to Bucks, Montgomery and Chester Counties.  As a local practictioner,  she is familiar with all of the "ins and outs" of local family law practice which varies greatly from county to county.

 

While Hillary is a skilled litigator and has extensive experience handling complex divorce matters, she is also trained in areas of alternative dispute resolution.  She is a certified mediator, a trained arbitrator and has been specially trained as a collaborative lawyer.  The collaborative divorce process is an out-of-court, multidisciplinary method of resolving divorce related issues. Through the collaborative process, the parties work with their attorneys to achieve results in a less adversarial setting.

 

Hillary was named by Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star for the years 2006 – 2010 and to Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015.  Hillary contributed to the book, “Slicing Up the Pie: Property Distribution in Pennsylvania” published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Press. She has also been featured as a case note contributor for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, a publication of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has authored articles for The Legal Intelligencer, including “The Impact of Social Media on Family Law Matters” in 2013 and “Post-Retirement Benefits in Matrimonial Litigation” in 2014. On top of her contributions to legal publications, she often lectures on a variety of family law topics.

 

Hillary is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Bucks County Bar Associaton Family Law Sections. She is also a member of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court.    

 

Licensed for 26 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/05/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Hillary

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
10 S Clinton Street
Suite 300
Doylestown, PA, 19067

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Posted by Ryan | April 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hard hitting, compassionate and thorough
I was referred to Hillary by a family friend who was going through a similar situation. My friend had nothing but great things to say about the job that Hillary did for their family and the results that were achieved. Our experience started with a pressure free consultation. We immediately knew that we had found the person we wanted to represent our family. At every corner Hillary was extremely responsive. She was always available to quickly and thoroughly answer the seemingly thousands of questions that came up. She handled herself professionally in court and we were able to achieve an even more favorable outcome than we originally intended. Hillary was extremely thorough, flexible and a complete bulldog when necessary. Her compassion and attention to detail helped our family become whole and I cannot thank her, or the MacElree Harvey firm, enough for everything they were able to do for us.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent choice
We hired Hillary Moonay to assist us in a child custody case. Hillary helped us navigate and understand the process. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and was quick to return a phone call or email. With her guidance we were able to find a happy resolution to our case quickly. I would highly recommend Hillary Moonay.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and personable
Working with Hillary has been wonderful. She is professional, patient and kind during a time that is often difficult. She explains everything well and really puts you at ease as a client. I highly recommend working with her.
Posted by Austin | February 12, 2014
By far, the best attorney I have ever used. You can not go wrong with Hillary- read on!!!!
I have a lot of experience with lawyers since my issues seemed impossible to rectify. I have been through the courts with 3 different "reputable" attorney's; I went through 10's of thousands of dollars before I finally found Hillary. I got lucky with a recommendation to use Hillary Moonay, from Williams Family Law. I must say that from my experience, this female attorney was the most honest, experienced, straight forward, determined and knowledgeable attorney that produced results for me that I thought would never happen. I am a father who received SOLE LEGAL & PRIMARY PHYSICAL CUSTODY of my daughter, which does not happen often in the Doylestown Court System. Hillary was the angel for my daughter and I; she knew what was right and put her heart and pristine skill into my case- because she cares. I never found an attorney that cared so much about what was right for her client and used her skill to fight for it. Hillary Moonay's performance is one of a kind, because I have been sold so many promises from other attorney's that I truly thought would get it done-- sadly, minimal results at the cost of big bucks is what I experienced over the last 3.5 years. I had court 2 days ago when this all came true, and I am on cloud nine that I have my little girl full time in good hands, where she should be. I could talk about how organized Hillary's law ethic combined with her experience, intelligence and history with the courts made me comfortable, but the truth of the matter is her passion for law was the driving force that gave me the results I have today. There is nothing more important then our children and Hillary brought my daughter Gia, back to her home with me; I am willing to talk more about my experience because I vouch for this elite lawyer with all my heart.
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Posted by Brent | April 3, 2013
Thank You!
First I would like to say 'Thank You!' I am very pleased and grateful that you are representing me in my divorce. You are always very prompt to reply regardless of the time of day and I truly believe you are looking out for my best interest whether it be advice in my divorce or helping me to control legal fees as I requested upfront. Right from the start, your professionalism in handling my case has sincerely impressed me. More importantly your approach in providing legal advice in my personal situation and your direct, clear and sincere style made a difficult situation much easier to navigate. In every phone call or meeting you consistently took the time to ensure I understood the process, questions and next steps. Again, thank you!
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Posted by Sharon | June 21, 2012
An extremely professional, knowledgeable, and practical divorce attorney
Hillary handled my divorce. it was a challenging divorce process at times, particularly with regard to the financials. I could not have been more satisfied with the service she provided and the end results that she achieved for me. Hillary was extremely knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and thorough from start to finish. She was incredibly responsive and a divorce that could have dragged on for much longer was finished in a year. She made the process smoother than it might have been by staying on top of everything and getting expert opinions on accounting matters, etc. when we needed an outside resource. She introduced me to an excellent financial planner when I was in need of one, and I have become his ongoing client. In particular, I very much appreciated Hillary's practicality and fair-mindedness. She never pushed for me to escalate things to court for the sake of possibility if the legal fees, aggravation, and time investment seemingly outweighed the potential benefit. She always provided honest counsel on pros and cons of actions we might take, and she always kept in mind what was fair and realistic vs. simply going for the win on every point. On top of all this, she was empathetic, personable and open, juxtaposed with complete professionalism and firmness -- to me it was the perfect blend. I am extremely indebted to her and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a top-notch divorce attorney. All in all, it was a privilege to work with her and I couldn't be more satisfied with the outcome of my settlement.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Williams Family Law, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
  • 1996 - 2005

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Council Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Programs & Events Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyers - Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • SuperLawyers - Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • SuperLawyers - Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • SuperLawyers - Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • SuperLawyers - Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
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Publications

  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Post-Retirement Benefits in Matrimonial Litigation
  • 2014
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • The Impact of Social Media on Family Law Matters
  • 2013
  • The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer (PBA)
  • Case Note: M.O. v. F.W.
  • 2012
  • Slicing Up the Pie: Property Distribution in Pennsylvania
  • What's In and What's Out
  • 2010
  • Your First Divorce Case
  • What is Marital Property?
  • 2010
  • PBA Pennsylvania Family Lawyer
  • Case Notes: Stackhouse v. Zaretsky
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Child Custody: Practice-Ready Skills
  • 2017
  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
  • Presumption of Parentage and Presumption of Paternity
  • 2017
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Bucks County Family Law 101
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Case Law, Rules and Legislative Updates
  • 2016
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Microsoft Excel for Family Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Slicing Up the Pie: Property Distribution in Pennsylvania
  • 2015
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Family Law Update
  • Identifying and Valuing Unique Marital Assets in Divorce Litigation
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal Education
  • Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal Education
  • How to Handle a Client's Use of Social Media
  • 2014
  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
  • Trial Practice in the Five Counties
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal Education
  • The Family Lawyer's Discovery Tool Kit
  • 2013
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Family Law Section - Continuing Legal Education
  • Divorce and the Professional Practice: A Case Study
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal Education
  • Slicing Up the Pie
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal Education
  • How to Appraise Unique Items
  • 2012
  • Breakfast & Learn
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2011
  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
  • Protection from Abuse
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal Education
  • Your First Divorce Case
  • 2010
  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
  • Divorce over 50
  • 2010
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Doylestown Child custody Lawyer Hillary Joy Moonay
Hillary Joy Moonay
Child custody Attorney
Doylestown, PA
Licensed for 26 years