and Reproductive Law
Welcome to Carolan Family Law Firm
P.A. Miami, Florida
Divorce, Family Law, Mediation and Surrogacy
what Our Clients Say
Aliette is one of the few attorneys I have met who does what she says and says what she means….never got empty promises and always got the straight truth.
I am very happy with Ms. Carolan and her professional service. She upholds a superior degree of professionalism and she is very knowledgeable in her profession. She has worked very hard on my case and the final ruling on the case is proof in itself. I will continue to seek Ms. Carolan’s professional service whenever necessary.
Aliette represented me in my divorce mediation. She was responsive and extremely knowledgeable. Her fees were reasonable and I always felt that she was honest and had my best interest in mind. The process of divorce is extremely trying and Aliette was professional while also being compassionate. I would highly recommend her.
Aliette represented me in my time sharing and reunification case. She was honest, professional, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. As a result the court and mediation were successful . The mediator complemented “what a great attorney you have” Aliette, was always responsive to my needs. Her fees were resonable.
I retained Ms. Hernandez Carolan to represent a family member in a divorce proceeding. Ms. Carolan was responsive, effective and maintained a positive and supportive attitude throughout the process. Even after the divorce was finalized Ms. Carolan assisted us with ensuring some pending issues that were stipulated in the mediation settlement were fully complied with.
There are few things more painful than divorce and the lengthy, exhausting legal process that comes along with it. But fortunately for you, you’ve found another love and you’re ready to get remarried. Congratulations!
While getting remarried often comes with many emotional and financial gains, you may have questions about legal ramifications — chiefly when it comes to your current Social Security benefits.
These benefits often make it possible for ex-spouses to continue living comfortably, even without the financial assistance of a partner. How will getting remarried change that picture?
Are you currently fighting with a spouse or family member over child custody issues or a divorce settlement? Family law is probably one of the most contentious areas of legal practices. But with pre suit mediation, you may be able to avoid a lawsuit. It’s a good alternative for those who are willing to try working together.
What is Pre-Suit Mediation?
Pre-suit mediation occurs before someone files a lawsuit, or if the lawsuit has been filed, the mediation takes place at any time during the lawsuit process. Mediation is a face-to-face series of meetings designed to find resolutions to important family issues.
When the time comes to file for divorce you need to have a plan in place for how you will move forward. It’s important to have the conversation with your spouse when both of you have plenty of time to talk. This is not a conversation that you rush to get through, even though it will be one of the more difficult ones you will have in your life. There are couples that cannot find common ground when going through a divorce, but the majority of divorcing couples will be able to agree on the division of property, assets, child custody, alimony and other important factors that go into a divorce agreement. Not every divorce has to wind up in court. That’s where the collaborative approach to divorce can come into play.
While your bank account may be slightly smaller than that of billionaire Jeff Bezos’, you might be surprised to learn you may both go through the exact same process to achieve your divorce. There are really only five ways to get a divorce, regardless of how much money and assets you have.
The Uncontested Divorce
In Florida, in order to get an uncontested divorce, you cannot be pregnant or have any children under the age of 18. (Thus, the Bezos family doesn’t qualify. . . ) You have to agree on the division of assets and debts, meet the residency requirements, and agree the marriage is irretrievably broken. Finally, neither party may receive alimony from the other in an uncontested divorce.