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Carol Park Aden


Community Legal Services

Carol Park Aden, formerly Carol Park Thompson, is currently in private practice, consulting with family law practitioners about interstate support issues as well as settlement of outstanding support matters. She recently retired from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office where she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Child Support Enforcement Section of the Child and Family Protection Division from 2004 to 2013. Before returning to Arizona in 2004, Ms. Aden engaged in the private practice of law providing direct representation to businesses, individuals and families in the fields of business planning and civil litigation, including commercial debt collection and family law matters.  She also was appointed by the Attorney General of the United States to serve as the United States Trustee to supervise the administration of more than 29,000 open bankruptcy cases in the federal districts of Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico under the U.S. Department of Justice from 1986 to 1991. She appointed all panel and standing trustees and presided over all major Chapter 11 debtor/creditor (Section 341) meetings. While U.S. Trustee, Ms. Aden drafted and developed nationally adopted Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 trustee requirements, reporting forms and audit programs and presented speeches at numerous seminars. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, Ms. Aden obtained both her Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona. She is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Utah and Kansas and is also a Certified Public Accountant.