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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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 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.

Georgetown University
LL.M. (1996) | Securities Regulation
Activities: new mother of a newborn
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Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
Activities: SBA
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Duke University
B.S. (1991) | Psychology
Activities: Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Kappa Delta
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Professional Experience
Founder, Family Law Attorney
Karen Ann Ulmer PC
- Current
Founder, Partner
Curtis & Ulmer PC
Jennifer Courtney
Articles & Publications
Surviving Divorce
Speaking Engagements
Divorce from A to Z, Allentown and Philadelphia
National Business Institute
40 Hour Family Mediation Training Certification
Good Shephard Mediation Center
Superlawyer 2023
Ten Best
American Institute of Family Lawyers
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar  # 77563
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Montgomery County Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Bucks County Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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  • 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. We offer a $ 30 Initial Consultation for 15 minutes and an In-Depth Case Assessment for $ 300 for 45 minutes. Thereafter, everything is based on the hourly rate of the attorney or paralegal working on your case.
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    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
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. In the state of Pennsylvania, If my mother and I own a house together can we lose the house in my divorce?
A: Hello. Property that is owned jointly with a third party is still marital, however, if you own it equally with your mom, only half of the property is marital for purposes of divorce. You need to look at your deed. The increase in value of the property during the marriage is what the court can distribute between you and your wife. If there are other assets to pay her with then you can do that but if not, you may need to take a mortagage to buy her out. You will only lose the house if you cannot afford to buy her out and come up with the share she is entitled to receive.
Q. Am I able to get visitation rights being my mother refuses to let me see my children?
A: I am sorry to hear of your situation, it must be extremely painful. If your parental rights have not been terminated, you will need to file a Modification of your current custody order if your current custody order does not provide any scheduled visitation for you. Whatever issues you were having that caused your mom to be able to have full custody should be addressed but at a minimum regardless of your issues, you should have the ability to even have supervised contact but you must get a court order.
Q. My divorce was filed in Potter county by an attorney, I reside in chester My husband won’t sign or acknowledge, what do
A: If Potter County requires that he acknowledge and submit to jurisdiction (most likely) then you will need to transfer the action (there is a filing fee) to Chester County and then proceed in the County where you both reside as he is already subject to jurisdiction in Chester County. You can then have him served and when it is more than a year separated, you do not need him to sign anything as long as you can prove he was served the documents needed on the divorce and you know how to locate him. It should go through without a Court hearing but it will cost more since you need to pay filing fees in Chester, have it transferred to Chester and reserved, etc.
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Websites & Blogs
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
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
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
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
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
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
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
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
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