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Deborah Annette Carroll

Deborah Annette Carroll

Carroll Law Group and Building Families Adoption Agency
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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Deborah Carroll grew up in central Florida, raised her family in central Florida and committed her practice to her hometown area. She graduated in 1999 from University of South Florida with a B.A. in Business Management. In 2002, Ms. Carroll graduated from Stetson University with her MBA and Stetson University College of Law with her JD.

Following law school, Ms. Carroll worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the 10th Judicial Circuit in Bartow, Florida, with both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2005, Ms. Carroll went into private practice with a well known law firm in Lakeland, FL handling both criminal defense cases, family law cases and adoption cases. She opened her own law firm in 2010 and concentrates her areas of practice in adoption, family law and criminal defense. Ms. Carroll is an experienced trial attorney in both family court and criminal court. She is known to be an aggressive advocate for her clients.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Area
  • Adoptions
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Building Families Adoption Agency
- Current
Attorney/Managing Member
Carroll Law Group, PL
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Harbsmeier DeZayas LLP
Office of the Public Defender 10th Judicial Circuit
Stetson University College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
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Stetson University
MBA (2002) | Business Management
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University of South Florida
B.A. (1999) | Business Management
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Polk State College
A.A. (1997) | Business
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Professional Associations
Polk Association of Women Laywers
- Current
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Florida Adoption Council
- Current
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Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
- Current
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Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 626732
- Current
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Keiser University Advisory Board
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Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
21 Questions Answered

Q. How can my husband adopt my adult daughter. We live in FL. She lives in NC. Her biological father is deceased.
A: Adult adoptions are quite common. A petition for adult adoption is filed by your husband along with your consent as the spouse and the consent of your adult daughter. Since she is married, her spouse will also have to sign a consent or a case made to the court that he is unreasonably withholding his consent.
Q. What does this mean, was their a judgement or a hearing already
A: The judge made a determination that an emergency existed that justified entering an order without the other party being present.
Q. My wife and I are going to use a known sperm donor. We’re in the state of Florida and we want to know the right we hav
A: It is important to have a legally sufficient donor contract executed before the procedure. Once the baby has been born, you will need to complete the parentage process for the spouse who is not the birth parent by filing for adoption.
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2920 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Telephone: (863) 937-9100
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