Lakeland Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorneys

Family Law Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney

The team at Fulmer Law, P.A. values honesty and competency in working with our clients within the legal system of Polk County. We constantly keep up-to-date with Florida law and will explain how the law will apply to your situation. Our legal arguments are well reasoned and thoroughly researched. You will not see us file unnecessary motions to prolong a case. We understand our client’s needs to complete their case efficiently and effectively, so life may go on.

Meet Attorneys Art Fulmer & Christal Holmes

Rather than use terms intended to impress the public when describing ourselves such as “aggressive” or “tough,” at Fulmer Law, P.A. we pride ourselves on integrity, legal knowledge, and effectiveness.

Our attorneys, Art Fulmer & Christal Holmes, our paralegals, and the supporting staff at Fulmer Law, P.A., will provide the top-notch legal team you have been searching for. We concentrate in family law and criminal defense and we give individual attention that large law firms simply cannot provide.

Our first consultation is free-of-charge. We will answer all of your legal questions, outline the avenues we must take to win your case, and our conversation will leave you feeling confident in our representation. Most consultations are done by phone, but we may meet you via Zoom or in person if you prefer.

If you have already been served, have a court date scheduled, or you have been involved in an ongoing case without an attorney, we suggest you call immediately for a free consultation! You do not want to miss essential court dates, deadlines, etc. It is also not in your best interest to appear for mediation, hearing(s), or other court date(s) without an attorney. We will tell you what must be done immediately, and what must be done in the future to resolve your case during the first consultation.

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When should I plan to hire an attorney and make my payment? Time is of the essence in court cases. There are deadlines to meet, certain filing and motions that must be done, mandatory disclosures and evidence to be collected and presented to the court, etc. The court determines the deadlines. We help you along the way so you do not miss any essential deadlines, and in some cases, we may appear in court so you do not have to. Call the office and make an appointment immediately for your free consultation, as soon as you are made aware of a court case, and especially in criminal cases, BEFORE you speak to law enforcement or appear for your first court date!

How much will it cost for criminal representation? If you hire us to represent you in a criminal case, it is a one-time, non-refundable payment. The payment is based on the details of the case that we uncover during our initial consultation. After our thorough discussion, the cost of representation will be presented at the conclusion of our first consultation.

How much will it cost for family law representation? If you are hiring us to represent you in a family law case, you will pay a non-refundable retainer that is determined based off of the details of your case that we uncover during the initial consultation.

What if the family law retainer runs out before the case is closed? In some cases, the family law retainer is spent before the case is closed for various reasons and factors that will be explained by your attorney. In this instance, our office will be in contact with you to arrange additional payments to conclude your case.

We accept credit cards for all payments, to include the initial retainer in family law cases.

Meet Our Team

Legally Sound. Emotionally Understanding.

Since you’re here, we know you’re most likely going through one of the most challenging times in your life. We understand your situation and know you can’t afford anything but the best legal representation.

Family Law Practice Areas

At Fulmer Law, we know it isn’t always easy to discuss your personal life with a professional, so we respond with compassion and experience to all of our family law clients. We offer support and clarity at a time when you need it most.

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

When you are charged with a crime, your life can quickly start to feel like it is falling apart. You may not be able to get behind the wheel of a car. You may not be as employable as you used to be, making it hard to earn an income and support your family. Before you attend any court proceeding, be sure to make an appointment for a consultation with Polk County's best criminal law attorney, Art Fulmer. You may find out your charge(s) can be reduced or even dropped or dismissed.