Experienced Custody, Family Law & Divorce Law Firm

Child Custody & Visitation Issues

At the law firm of Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., we understand the importance you place on your children. During the divorce process and long after, we help our clients achieve their custody and visitation goals and enable them to enjoy meaningful relationships with their children. We try to preserve an amicable relationship with the other parent, if possible.

Our firm represents clients in all aspects of child custody, including:

- Child custody.

- Primary custody, joint custody, partial custody and sole custody.

- Visitation and parenting plans.

- Modifications in custody and visitation.

- Relocations.

- Grandparent and stepparent rights.

- Paternity as it relates to visitation.

- Mediation.

Creative and Workable Solutions

Successful custody arrangements take into account the real life situations of all parties involved. This means that work schedules, school schedules, the ages and needs of the children as well as the individual strengths and weaknesses of the parents must be taken into account. Achieving the right solution for you requires honesty on your part and attention to detail on the part of your lawyer.

It is in the area of child custody that the role of the attorney as listener and counselor most comes into play. At Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., we listen. We ask questions. We respond with custody and visitation solutions that are creative, workable and allow our clients to enjoy rich and full relationships with their children and grandchildren.

Achieving Your Goals

Child custody is best kept out of the courtroom and left in the hands of the people who know the children best, the parents. At our firm, we often negotiate practical custody and visitation solutions with the attorneys who are representing the other parent. If the court is convinced that the arrangement is in "the best interest of the child", it will generally approve the agreement.

In more contentious custody cases, it becomes necessary to persuade the court to decide in a particular way. Presenting a custody case is very important because you have only a short period of time to acquaint a judge with you and your family. Things that you understand deep in your heart need to be said simply and concretely to a judge.

Our attorneys are skilled in developing the evidence that judges need to make decisions. We will work to build a strong and persuasive case designed to achieve your goals and protect your rights.