Advocating for Grandparent & Stepparent Rights

In certain circumstances, Pennsylvania grandparents and stepparents can obtain child custody or visitation rights. However, you must demonstrate to the court's satisfaction that the proposed arrangement is in the "best interest of the child" and it must not interfere with any rights the parents retain. To succeed, an experienced and knowledgeable attorney is essential.

Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C. is a family law firm that represents clients in custody and visitation matters. We help our clients achieve solutions that enable them to enjoy rich and meaningful relationships with their grandchildren and stepchildren.

Call 215-752-6200 or send us an e-mail to arrange for a call for a confidential consultation.

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Has your child divorced, passed away, or separated six months and left you estranged from your grandchild? Under Pennsylvania law, you may be able to obtain visitation rights with your grandchild. The court decides grandparent visitation cases based on the facts of the case. A previous relationship with the child is a factor in your favor, as is the perceived need of the child for grandparents' involvement. Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C. will work to develop a persuasive case designed to achieve your goals.

Grandparent Custody Rights

Our firm has handled a number of cases involving grandparent custody rights. These cases often involve a parent who is incarcerated, deceased, or otherwise uninvolved.

Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C. will represent you with energy, skill and compassion, with the aim of achieving your goal.

Stepparent Custody and Visitation Rights

The law regarding the rights of stepparents is applied in a similar manner as a grandparent case. The key to success in grandparent and stepparent custody / visitation cases is persuasive arguments and a demonstration that the proposed action is in the best interest of the child.

When we take your case, our goal will be to help you to obtain the legal right to enjoy a meaningful relationship with your grandchild or step-child.

Contact an Experienced Child Custody and Visitation Attorney

For a call for a confidential consultation with Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., call 215-752-6200 toll free or send us an e-mail.

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