Aliette Hernandez Carolan graduated law school in 2003 and after gaining valuable experience from some of the best family law practitioners in Miami-Dade she struck out on her own in 2009.
She continued to focus on complex marital and family law cases. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and has a very high success rate at settling divorce and family law disputes in pre suit mediation, initial and/or post judgment actions. Her philosophy is that all parties benefit from first attempting to resolve matters amicably prior to engaging in both financially and emotionally taxing litigation.
Should the matter warrant litigation, she will passionately assert and protect your interests.
Mrs. Carolan thoroughly enjoys both the interpersonal satisfaction and the intellectual challenge found in Artificial Reproductive Technologies law. She has successfully negotiated gestational surrogacy agreements, egg donor, sperm donor, embryo donation agreements, traditional surrogacy agreements and the relevant court proceedings, including all types of adoptions. She advises medical clinics and drafts their consent forms in compliance with current Florida case law and statutes.
She is an active supporter of same-sex equality and has advised same-sex couples and individuals regarding their parenting options, parental rights and co-habitation agreements and now that gay marriage is legal, in dissolution of marriage proceedings.
She was a course developer for the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Legal Studies program of World Education University.
She is fluent in Spanish and a frequent guest on news shows discussing a wide range of family law matters, such as Surrogacy, Divorce, Child Abductions and has been published or cited in several publications.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||04/25/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2018|
|Super Lawyer - Family Law||Super Lawyers Magazine||2017|
|Super Lawyer - Family Law||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Super Lawyer-Family Law||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Advocates||2015|
|Rising Star - Family Law||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Owner/Attorney||Aliette H. Carolan, PA||2009 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Buckner, Shifrin, Rice & Etter, PA||2006 - 2008|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Richard J. Preira & Associates||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Zoetic Stage||Board of Directors||2017 - Present|
|Coral Gables Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Beaux Arts - Lowe Art Museum||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Family Law, Reproductive Law Sections||Member||2013 - Present|
|Perez Art Museum Miami||Young Collectors Council||2012 - Present|
|First Family Law American Inn of Court||Member||2004 - Present|
|Family Law Section-Children's Committee||Member||2004 - Present|
|Be on the Kideside, Inc.||Board of Directors||2010 - 2015|
|The Pinecrest Tribune||Spousal support award depends on many circumstances||2009|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Miami||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|American Bar Association - Sound Advice||Surrogacy Law||2015|
|CNN Espanol||Custody disputes in Surrogacy Cases||2014|
|An hour with Jose Alfonso Almora WQBA 1140 AM Radio||Family Law||2013|
|Univision Network||Designating a Guardian for Minor Children||2009|
|Univision Network||Custody of Minor Children||2008|
|Mandana v. Mandana||Affirmed in part, reversed in part|
Posted by anonymous
Sat Mar 16 2019
Posted by Cristina
Sun Mar 05 2017
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements