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Karen Ulmer Pendergast

Karen Ulmer Pendergast

Karen Ann Ulmer PC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Probate...
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Karen Ulmer Pendergast is a family lawyer serving the needs of clients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has the education and experience to confront all legal issues in the area of divorce, custody and support having a broad educational background with a B.S. in psychology, and two law degrees. She also has trained and received certificates in family law mediation as well as basic mediation. In addition to her education, her personal experiences enable her to relate very well to a broad range of clients, having experienced first hand the realities of joint custody, primary custody and sole custody, stepparent custody and child support and divorce in her own life.

Karen Ulmer Pendergast is the founding member of Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., a law firm that provides services in the areas of family law, estates, real estates and mediation. With offices in Montgomery County and Bucks County, the firm is able to provide representation to clients in all areas of Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. The firm stays up to date with technology and is a very mobile firm able to work from any location. The firm works as a team so that the circumstances of one attorney will not delay or hinder the representation of a client.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a free 15 minute consultation by phone
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    The firm requires a retainer in advance for services and charges hourly.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
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
Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Activities: SBA
Duke University
B.S. (1991) | Psychology
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Activities: Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Kappa Delta
Awards
Ten Best
American Institute of Family Lawyers
Professional Associations
Montgomery County Bar Association
Current
American Bar Association
Current
Pennsylvania State Bar # 77563
Member
Current
Bucks County Bar Association
- Current
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
4 Questions Answered

Q. The decree states that our house be sold, but it won't sell...
A: If the house is not able to be sold, it really depends on the reason as to what remedy you will want to seek. In either situation you will need to petition the court for post-trial relief. It may be that the house has to be sold for less and you may want to get an opinion of a realtor if you go to trial.
Q. When adopted son dies is his child still my legal grandchild
A: Your question does not indicate whether your grandson is adopted or is your biological grandson who was given up. If your biological grandson was adopted by another family he is no longer your legal grandchild. If your adopted grandchild was adopted into the family by your biological child, he is your legal grandchild. I also am sorry to hear if your grandchild has passed and offer my condolences to your family.
Q. I filed for child support from my daughter's father. What if he denies being the father and doesn't sign the AOP ?
A: If you are unmarried then the father may first request a paternity test before the court will enter an order on child support. If he is determined to be the father then an order will be entered. Every county varies on time but expect to wait at least six weeks before the first conference is held from the date you file, and possibly even longer.
Q. Im moving from Pennslyvania to Texas in a few months and I want full custody of my child? Is it possible and if so how?
A: You will need to first establish that you are the father. You may face many hurdles as the office that handles Children and Youth cases may take the baby if the baby is born addicted and they may not be aware that you are possibly the father. Your question does not indicate where she is living or why you are moving. You will want to be in contact with whatever the agency is that handles Children and Youth claims as well as the hospital where the baby is born so that they know who you are and that you are alleging to be the father. You will need to file a Petition for Paternity and Petition for Custody but the paternity will have to be heard first to establish if you are the father. If you are not the father, you will have no legal rights.
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Langhorne Office (Main Office)
174 Middletown Blvd.
Suite 300
Langhorne, PA 19047
USA
Telephone: (215) 752-6200
Doylestown Office
196 West Ashland Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
Telephone: (215) 348-3800
Jenkintown Office
610 Old York Road
Suite 400
Jenkintown, PA 19046
USA
King of Prussia
630 Freedom Business Center
3rd Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
USA