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Carol Ann Caldwell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
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Licensed Registered Nurse, Florida.


Carol Ann Caldwell
6 Perpall St
Saint Augustine, FL, 32084-2715
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Posted by Kim | January 22, 2021
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Changed my life
In 2006, I went to meet with Carol Caldwell. I was not in a happy situation and concerned about my future. A friend recommended I write a few notes about my situation. My notes turned out to be five pages typed single-spaced. When I met with Carol, I told her I had notes. She read the five pages. She looked at me and asked if I had any idea how much danger I was in. That was when the walls of shame and secrecy came crashing down. My husband was severely abusive, but I was too ashamed to admit it. Carol lay down her requirements: I needed to get in contact with Betty Griffin House for a place to stay and counseling before she'd begin the process. Once that happened, she moved fast. I had an injunction in two weeks and the divorce was final in six weeks. To say she changed my life is an understatement. She saved my life. She did not accept a case for the sake of work. She focused on my safety and well-being. Every step of the way, there were moments where the counseling at Betty Griffin helped me. I do not believe I would be where I am now if I had chosen any other lawyer. She is undoubtedly, the best there is.
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Posted by PATRICK | January 15, 2021
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
Carol did a terrific job representing me in a family law case. She is very knowledgeable about the law and is the perfect choice for a case involving health issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing help with a family law case.
Posted by Heidi | June 21, 2020
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Force to be reckoned with
I highly recommend Carol Caldwell as an attorney. I hired her to represent me in a highly contested divorce case involving children. She always had my children's best interest at heart and fought hard for them and me. She is a force to be reckoned with in the court room. She is always so well prepared and meticulous in every detail, resourceful, creative and knows the Florida law. Anything the opposing counsel threw at us never caused Miss Caldwell to stumble. She was available to answer my questions and concerns at all times. Her response to every, email, text or phone message was prompt. From my first meeting with her to the final hearing she was professional but extremely easy to talk to. Miss Caldwell always took the time to make sure I understood the proceedings and that I was prepared for court hearings. Miss Caldwell's office staff are also amazing. They went above and beyond to help me and my children many times. They always encouraged me, kept me informed, and very helpful with paper work. The whole team worked well together on my case.
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Posted by Sandie | May 14, 2020
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Very Good Attorney
Carol has continued to represent me in family law matters for 5 years. She is a compassionate person and as an attorney, she represents with a foundation that is consistent with the reality that is our legal system today. She did not waste my money or time complicating the process with needless motions or conversation. When she took action, she based it on positions we could win on and wrote concise arguments. She was honest. At times, it can be frustrating to have to someone tell you that you need to do the work to make sure you can backup what you're claiming. But, in the long run, you can't win your case if you don't have it together. Carol held me accountable for what I needed to do to for my own case and in turn, she did her job using her legal expertise to gain desirable outcomes.
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Posted by John | July 29, 2019
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Hire the best.
I have a very lengthy and extensive case and after searching for the legal representation I was looking for for many years, I can say I would highly recommend Carol Caldwell. Divorces are unfortunate, but I was incredibly fortunate to have found Carol as my attorney. My case is extremely high when it comes to the legal complexity and emotionally saturated with issues in need to be resolved. Sadly, in time I've come learn that cases such as mine are becoming increasingly common as the byproduct of today's lives and families. I couldn't have been in better hands. Carol is incomparable in the depth and breadth of her knowledge and understanding of family law, her strength and finesse in the legal arena, and most of all her personal character and integrity. She is as strong and eloquent in taking a stand in court (where she is universally liked), as she is patient and skillful around the negotiation table (resolution). And she works absolutely tirelessly: even though she had many cases to deal with she always responded promptly and thoughtfully to any of my concerns. Because of all this she successfully navigated a wide range of problems such as complex and unusual mental health situations, extreme emotional and physical stress, and an erratic opposing counsel all at once. Looking back, I realize that Carol somehow accomplished the seemingly impossible task of keeping us focused on the most critical issues at stake, while at the same time staying perfectly in tune with the various "moods" of the many hearings as well as a trial when I experienced them. Initially I was badly bruised at the onset of my case but Carol has been a source of peace throughout the many years of my litigation. Thank you Carol.
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Posted by Kevin | July 27, 2019
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Great Family Law Attorney
I am currently a client of Carol Caldwell. I evaluated several local attorneys and out of all of them I was extremely impressed with Ms. Caldwell. At our initial meeting she made time for me and was willing to listen to me and did not make me feel like we had a time limit. Unlike the other attorneys, we only discussed my children and family's situation. She informed me that she used to be a mental health nurse and that my children's mental and physical health was of the utmost importance. After utilising Ms. Caldwell services for the past 6 months, I have found that she is very competent professionally. She has a good intuition about was is happening in her cases, and takes appropriate legal steps to get the best outcomes. Ms. Caldwell's clients are very important to her, she is always willing to take time and help them and their family.
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Posted by Ewa | June 29, 2016
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Clear and concise
I had hired Ms. Caldwell while dealing with an alcoholic ex and wanting to protect my daughter. She was referred to me by a colleague that had gone through a similar situation. Ms. Caldwell was very knowledgable, concise, and offered advice that always kept my daughter's and my safety at the forefront. She and her staff were always in communication and kept me up to date every step of the way. We settled in mediation and I am very happy with the outcome! I would recommend Ms. Caldwell to any one in need!
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Posted by Pat | November 12, 2015
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Carol Caldwell
I hired Carol to obtain a guardianship for my aunt. This was a very complex case and she handle very professionally and effectively. I continue to retain her for this case.
Posted by Mary | October 19, 2015
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A decent divorce
I hired Ms. Caldwell to guide me through the nuances of a long term marriage ending in divorce. I felt she presented the details of law in a way I could easily understand, which enabled me to make my own decisions. She took the time to listen and understand and supported my efforts to bring about the divorce in a decent manner. I learned how to approach reaching a settlement which left both parties able to move forward. I never felt rushed and her office is very reachable. If you have to go through this event in your life, I believe Ms. Caldwell is knowledgeable attorney and a very good guide.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2015
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Divorce Client
Carol helped me through a very difficult divorce and custody case. She was knowledgeable and had great tactics that achieved what I was wanting. Anytime I had a question she was available or would get right back to me.
Posted by Kathleen | October 13, 2015
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excellent, knowledgeable and experienced!
Carol helped my husband and I tremendously with our special needs son. She was precise and knew exactly what needed to be done to get him a school that was appropriate for his needs. She fought for us and won! Love her!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
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Fought for Me
If it hadn't been for Ms. Caldwell's professionalism, perseverance, and concern for me, I may have ended up in a much deeper financial hole due to divorce. Ms. Caldwell fought for me, advised me appropriately, and helped keep me focused and on track when, at times, I felt like pulling my hair out and just giving up the fight. She responded quickly and attentively to my emails and questions. I greatly appreciate all she did for me!
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Posted by Jennifer | September 8, 2014
excellent, honest and tenacious
I have been extremely pleased with this attorney's knowledge, judgement,conscientiousness and, above all, her tenacity. I hired this attorney after a former attorney completely messed up my case and lied to me several times about procedure and my options while charging me thousands of dollars for either last laziness or just plain incompetence. Ms. Caldwell has done a stellar job with what she has to work with and has a work ethic I would admire in any profession but especially appreciate in an area that is critical in advocating for my young daughter's well-being.
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Posted by James | October 6, 2013
A Tireless Advocate for Children
Ms. Caldwell's concern and her effort have transcended merely being a professional. Carol has given me great comfort and wise guidance throughout this entire process. My recommendation is absolute. And my gratitude is beyond evaluation.
Posted by Joe | April 20, 2011
Happy client
Ms. Caldwell took the time to understand the case and to come up with an effective strategy. Got back in a timely manner and had good results. If needed more legal work would definitely hire her again.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2011
I had a very difficult and complicated Divorce with children. Ms. Caldwell was not only extremely knowledgable, and professional, she was compassionate. Since she has a background in nursing, she understands how difficult it is for the children. I would highly recommend.
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Work Experience

  • Director of Mental Health Advocacy Project
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid., Inc.
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Vice President for Clinical Services & Regulatory Affairs
  • Behavioral Healthcare Corporation, Inc.
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Health care consultant
  • Self Employed Consultant
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • HCA Grant Center Hospital of North Florida
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Assistant Administrator
  • HCA Grant Center Hospital of Miami
  • 1985 - 1987
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Barry University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1983
  • Catholic University of America
  • MS - Masters
  • 1980
  • University of Bridgeport
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974
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  • Florida Bar
  • Family Law Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • JALA Mental Health Project Advisory Committee Award
  • 2015 Avvo Client Choice Award
  • 2001
  • Board Member
  • Mental Health Association Northeast Florida
  • 2000

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Saint Augustine Divorce and separation Lawyer Carol Ann Caldwell
Carol Ann Caldwell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL
Licensed for 27 years