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,. 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 Montgomery and Chester Counties and believes in catering to the client's needs and style of communication. We also practice in New Jersey in the Medford, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ areas.

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 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, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Fees
  • 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
    We provide a consultation to introduce you to the firm and see if we are a good fit for a low fee. You may book time and pay as you go at the hourly rate until such time as we enter our appearance on your behalf. At that time you will be required to pay a retainer fee.
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
- Current
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
Superlawyer 2023
Superlawyers
Ten Best
American Institute of Family Lawyers
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar  # 77563
Member
Current
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Montgomery County Bar Association
Current
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American Bar Association
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Bucks County Bar Association
- Current
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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
21 Questions Answered
Q. Just got info of my husband’s infidelity. Can I confront him?
A: Infidelity is something that can cause the breakdown of a marriage. You do not say if you are seeking a divorce or what the reason is that you want to confront him so it is difficult to answer your question, however, you can always discuss your issues and concerns with your spouse. I am sorry for your hurt and hope that by being able to discuss it that it will lend itself to healing.
Q. Do I send my kids to their dad's if the person that's supposed to be supervising the visits leaves him alone with them
A: If the supervisor is leaving the children alone and there is a supervisor order then you need to file for contempt of court and have a court hear your case on an emergency basis. Supervision is put in place for a reason and you may have to file a Protection From Abuse to get an immediate hearing on this issue as well.
Q. Can I leave 100% of everything I own for my kids?
A: You can do a will that leaves everything to your children, however, if you do not leave anything to your spouse, your Spouse can elect to take against the will and depending on what state you are in will determine what your spouse is entitled to receive. As for retirement accounts, they generally fall outside the will and are designated by beneficiary and may require your spouse to sign a waiver if you are leaving that asset to someone else.
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Contact & Map
Langhorne Office (Main Office)
174 Middletown Blvd.
Suite 300
Langhorne, PA 19047
Telephone: (215) 752-6200
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Doylestown Office
87 N. Broad Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Telephone: (215) 348-3800
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Jenkintown Office
610 Old York Road
Suite 400
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Phoenixville Office
1003 Egypt Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Toll-Free: (215) 752-6200
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed