BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 1987

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bonanza Society
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

 

EDUCATION

University of Kansas School of Law, 1986, J.D.
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, 1980 B.A. 

Carol Coghlan Carter

Attorney 

For over 30 years, Carol has represented persons in matters in which the litigant(s) — parent, grandparent, foster parent, the child, or others — have become involved with AZ Child Protective Services (now known as Department of Child Safety). She advocates vigorously on behalf of ALL of her clients fighting CPS (DCS). 

Carol represents natural and adoptive parents who are defending DCS involvement with their families.  She also represents some foster parents seeking to become permanent placement for the children in their care, when DCS (CPS) ‘policy’ may not support maintaining the children with the foster family. She represents foster parents, grandparents, other relatives, other significant others who are seeking to intervene in proceedings. When the birth parents are unable to resume parenting responsibilities, there are often MANY people who wish to become the permanent custodian. In choosing between competing litigants, the Court considers the best interests of the child(ren) to be paramount. As your advocate, Carol presents the best possible arguments, authority, and evidence that YOU are the person who should be allowed to adopt or become legal guardian. 

Carol represents persons who wish to adopt their stepchild(ren) and parties in post-dissolution Family Court proceedings who are seeking modification of child custody orders. As a trained mediator, she will explore whether mediation with you and the other parent may be helpful. However, if a negotiated settlement is not appropriate or possible, she is a strong advocate with superior litigation (courtroom) skills. 

Finally, Carol is an experienced adoption attorney — in both domestic and international adoptions. She herself is an international adoptive parent and has considerable expertise in immigration law issues relating to children.

Carol Coghlan Carter

Attorney

BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 1987

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bonanza Society
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assocation

For over 30 years, Carol has represented persons in matters in which the litigant(s) — parent, grandparent, foster parent, the child, or others — have become involved with AZ Child Protective Services (now known as Department of Child Safety). She advocates vigorously on behalf of ALL of her clients fighting CPS (DCS).

Carol represents natural and adoptive parents who are defending DCS involvement with their families.  She also represents some foster parents seeking to become permanent placement for the children in their care, when DCS (CPS) ‘policy’ may not support maintaining the children with the foster family. She represents foster parents, grandparents, other relatives, other significant others who are seeking to intervene in proceedings. When the birth parents are unable to resume parenting responsibilities, there are often MANY people who wish to become the permanent custodian. In choosing between competing litigants, the Court considers the best interests of the child(ren) to be paramount. As your advocate, Carol presents the best possible arguments, authority, and evidence that YOU are the person who should be allowed to adopt or become legal guardian.

Carol represents persons who wish to adopt their stepchild(ren) and parties in post-dissolution Family Court proceedings who are seeking modification of child custody orders. As a trained mediator, she will explore whether mediation with you and the other parent may be helpful. However, if a negotiated settlement is not appropriate or possible, she is a strong advocate with superior litigation (courtroom) skills.

Finally, Carol is an experienced adoption attorney — in both domestic and international adoptions. She herself is an international adoptive parent and has considerable expertise in immigration law issues relating to children.

EDUCATION

University of Kansas School of Law, 1986, J.D.
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, 1980 B.A.y

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