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Karen  Ulmer

Karen Ulmer

High Net Worth Divorce and Complex Custody Matters in PA & NJ
  • Family Law, Divorce, Probate ...
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Biography

Karen Ulmer is the founder of Karen Ann Ulmer P.C., a law firm handling family law, estates and probate, real estate and criminal matters. Ms. Ulmer is a family law attorney, author, and speaker who handles complex custody litigation including relocation cases, custody with a narcissist, grandparent visitation and custody and stepparent custody. In addition, she represents high net worth divorce matters involving businesses, investments, commercial real estate, pensions, military cases, and other litigated divorce issues. In addition to her trial experience, Ms. Ulmer has significant training in mediation and has settled many cases out of court and served as a mediator in custody disputes.

While the law firm embraces technology and is able to meet via zoom in a location of your choice, the firm also maintains physical offices in Bucks and Montgomery Counties and believes in catering to the client's needs and style of communication.

As a client of Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., "We are on Your Side" every step of the way so that you never have to feel alone while going through the Court Process. We provide a Client Care Specialist who can assist you in finding the resources that you may need during or after your case at no additonal cost to you. We provide you with an informative case assessment at a reduced rate and also have a free budget consultation referral partner to assist you if needed in planning for your new future. We provide access to your Client Portal to enable you to access and upload your information in a secure environment.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a free 15 minute consultation by phone, Case Assessments are $ 300
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major forms of credit cards, options to pay online on our website, and securely through our client portal.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    The firm requires a retainer in advance for services and bills monthly.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder, Family Law Attorney
Karen Ann Ulmer PC
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Founder, Partner
Curtis & Ulmer PC
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Associate
Jennifer Courtney
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Education
Georgetown University
LL.M. (1996) | Securities Regulation
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Activities: new mother of a newborn
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Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Activities: SBA
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Duke University
B.S. (1991) | Psychology
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Activities: Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Kappa Delta
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Awards
Ten Best
American Institute of Family Lawyers
Professional Associations
Montgomery County Bar Association
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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Pennsylvania State Bar  # 77563
Member
Current
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Bucks County Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Surviving Divorce
Speaking Engagements
Divorce from A to Z, Allentown and Philadelphia
National Business Institute
Certifications
40 Hour Family Mediation Training Certification
Good Shephard Mediation Center
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered
Q. In Pennsylvania, can you lock your husband out of the house for a night?
A: Until a court order is entered, the home belongs to both of you. If you lock him out, he is within his legal right to gain access. If you lock him out it may only elevate the mental abuse. If you can stay with a friend or family for a night that may be less confrontational. If he does anything to threaten you physically, you can file a protection from abuse and a court can evict him.
Q. i live in a abusive home. mentally and physically. we’ve went through counseling, therapy. but nothing changes.
A: Please contact Children and Youth services if you are a minor and living in an abusive environment. You may have to go to foster care if you do not have another relative who can take you in, but at least you will be safe immediately. They have the power to get you out immediately. Emancipation, if you are even successful will take time and the courts are not hearing many cases. If we can be of any help, please call us at 215-752-6200.
Q. can i move out of state with my children if there is no custody agreement
A: Even if there is no custody agreement, you still must follow the rules of relocation or you may be faced with a petition to return the children to the state and possibly and interim order giving the other parent custody until a hearing can be held. Unless the other side agrees to the move, you must wait until you have your hearing. That being said, there is nothing illegal per se in moving (meaning it is not criminal unless you fail to provide an address) and if the other side does not care and does not do anything you are not breaking a law by moving but it is best to follow the relocation as you are risking a civil action to return the children and you could lose custody in the interim.
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Contact & Map
Langhorne Office (Main Office)
174 Middletown Blvd.
Suite 300
Langhorne, PA 19047
Telephone: (215) 752-6200
Doylestown Office
196 West Ashland Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Telephone: (215) 348-3800
Jenkintown Office
610 Old York Road
Suite 400
Jenkintown, PA 19046
King of Prussia
630 Freedom Business Center
3rd Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406