Aliette H. Carolan, Esq

Aliette H. Carolan, Esq

aliette carolanAliette H. Carolan, Esq. is an AV Rated-Preeminent family and matrimonial lawyer. She 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 and became a Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator.

She is known for her creative approach and solution oriented focus. She has a very high success rate at settling complex marital 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 your case require litigation, she will passionately assert and protect your interests. She has been named a Rising Star in 2014 and a Super Lawyer in 2015, 2016, and 2017 by the reputable, peer-review magazine. She is rated a Superb litigator by Avvo, a client-review and peer-review website.

She is an active supporter of same-sex equality and has advised same-sex couples and individuals regarding prenuptial agreements, parenting options, parental rights, settlement agreements and step-parent adoptions.

Mrs. Carolan thoroughly enjoys both the interpersonal satisfaction and the intellectual challenge found in Artificial Reproductive Technologies law. She has successfully negotiated many gestational surrogacy agreements, egg donation, sperm donation and embryo donation agreements, traditional surrogacy agreements and the relevant court proceedings.

She advises medical clinics and drafts their consent forms in compliance with current Florida case law and statutes.

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 children’s issues, reproductive law, divorce, child abductions and has been published or cited in several publications.


  • Nova Southeastern University, Juris Doctor, 2003
  • Paris Institute, International and Comparative Law, 2001
  • University of Miami, B.S. in Communication, 1999
  • American University, Foreign Policy Seminar, 1998


  • Florida Bar (Family Law Section)
  • The United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • American Bar Association (Family Law Section & Reproductive Law Section)

Nominations and Awards:

  • US News, Best Lawyers, 2018-2019
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, 2018
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyer Magazine (2014)
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine (2015)
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine (2016)
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine (2017)


  • Member, Young Collectors Council, Perez Art Museum Miami
  • Board of Directors, Be on the Kidside, Inc. (2010 to 2015)
  • Member, GenNext Legal Services of Greater Miami
  • Professional Member, RESOLVE – The National Infertility Association
  • Board of Directors, Beaux Arts, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami


  • English
  • Spanish