Sutton Law Firm Family Law, Business Bankruptcy, and Appellate Law in Bartow

Whether you are facing divorce, child custody proceedings, child support adjustments, or any other sensitive family law matter, our boutique law firm can provide the guidance and advocacy you need to achieve the right outcome. Our lawyers can also guide you through financial difficulties relating to your business. Request your consultation at our Bartow, FL, office today to find out why so many people in need put our lawyers in their corner.
325 W Main St
Bartow, FL 33830

Hours of Operation

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Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Two Additional Locations In Lakeland and St. Petersburg


Sutton Law Firm also maintains family law offices in Lakeland, FL, and St. Petersburg, FL, for our clients' convenience. Feel free to select the location closest to you for your consultation.

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Our Family Law Office in Bartow, FL

Experience and qualifications matter when it comes to family law and financial challenges affecting your business. These qualities are exactly what the Sutton Law Firm brings to each and every case we take. Debra J. Sutton has board certification in family law and appellate practice. Business attorney Matthew J. Kovschak has been guiding clients through complex legal challenges for more than 35 years. When your family or your business venture needs exceptional legal counsel, our attorneys are here to provide effective advocacy.

Our Bartow family law office provides the accessibility, privacy, and welcoming environment you need in order to minimize the stress that frequently accompanies matters of family and business law. Ms. Sutton and Mr. Kovschak are lawyers who look forward to meeting you and working together to find a legal solution that serves your best interests.

"I am forever grateful."


Anita Rodriguez

Bartow, FL


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I highly recommend Ms.Sutton to everyone. She has incredible knowledge and very professional. Her and her staff, the ladies at the office went above and beyond, listened to me and helped me and my children through a very difficult case. They are kind and caring human being. I am forever grateful to the Sutton Law firm.

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Chelsea Faulkner

Bartow, FL


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Mrs Debra Sutton has been amazing! Very up front and honest! She has so much knowledge and know how about the laws and how to handle situations. My husband Has been fighting his ex wife for almost 8 yrs now and everything is a fight. Our previous lawyer wasn’t doing squat about her and her actions. You can’t go wrong if you hire Ms Sutton and her team to get the job done! 

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The Mann Manor The Sutton Law Firm's Historic Bartow Office

Our elegant office has been a Bartow landmark for more than 100 years, and holds a coveted place on the National Register of Historic Places.

Our attorneys are very proud to serve clients in this luxurious home, where we hope you can feel relaxed and welcome each time we provide you with private counsel. Rest assured, our lawyers take measures to schedule family law consultations in a way that avoids having more than one client in our offices at a time. 

Meet Debra J. Sutton Your Board-Certified Family Law Attorney

Only two percent of Florida attorneys have board certification, and only one percent are certified in family law or appellate practice. Family law attorney Debra J. Sutton, founder of the Sutton Law Firm, stands among that one percent because she has exhibited exceptional skill, competency, legal knowledge, ethics, and professionalism. She also takes it upon herself to undergo continuing legal education that allows her to provide her clients with the caliber of legal counsel they need in divorce and other family law matters.

Your best interests are Ms. Sutton's best interests, and as your attorney, she will use the full reach of her abilities to make certain you achieve an outcome that allows you and your children to prosper. If domestic violence is a factor in your case, Ms. Sutton will make sure the courts respect your rights. As someone who assisted abused women and children in shelters before her law career, she is passionate about this aspect of her work.

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Our family law attorney has the empathy and credentials to help you achieve the results you and your children need in matters of custody, support, and more.

Our Family Law Attorney's Affiliations

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Our Lawyers Are Here to Find the Solution That Serves You Best

When changes in your family or your livelihood become legal matters, the path forward can become complex very quickly. Fortunately, our attorneys have the credentials and track record of success to provide effective advocacy that protects your family, your business, and your future.

If pending litigation regarding divorce, property division, child custody, or business-related bankruptcy has the potential to change the course of your life forever, don't settle for anything less than attorneys who have spent decades in practice and exhibit excellence in their field. To book your case review with Debra Sutton or Matthew Kovschak, please send us a message online or call our Bartow office today:

Meet Matthew J. Kovschak Over 35 Years in Business Law

No matter what stage of development your business is in, Mr. Kovschak can help you through the dilemma you are facing. Whether your business is new or nearing its conclusion, he can help you make decisions based on strategies designed to benefit you the most.

If you want to avoid taking a case to trial, Mr. Kovschak can serve as a mediator between parties in order to reach an agreement without long, expensive court hearings.

Regardless of whether you lead a small business or a corporation, face simple obstacles or a complex case, Mr. Kovschak has the legal aptitude to help you protect your interests.

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Mr. Kovschak's Affiliations

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"Mr. Kovschak went above and beyond."



Bartow, FL


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Sutton Law Firm is awesome. Matt Kovschak was professional and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to help us receive the outcome we desired. If your in need of a great attorney, I would highly recommended Matt Kovschak at Sutton Law Firm.

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Helen Calloway

Lakeland, FL


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When my husband and I had our first meeting with Sutton Law Firm it was like a breath of fresh air. We had been trying to get help with a judgment lawsuit we had been trying to collect on with no success, but we feel like we are on the road to getting this done. Mr. Kovschak, our Attorney, listen to information re: our case he went above and beyond to explain to us about the lawsuit. Your office made a big difference in our lives. 

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Sutton Law Gives Back

Sutton Law Firm is proud to be a part of Bartow and the communities it serves from its Lakeland and St. Petersburg offices. That's why we are glad to contribute to programs that benefit our neighbors. Our attorneys founded Care to Dance, Inc. in 2011, which benefits those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and other chronic health conditions. We also contribute to:

  • Florida Rural Legal Services 
  • Bartow Kiwanis Club
  • Dancing Under the Stars 
  • Little River Band’s Veterans Day Tribute 

Featured Services

In addition to helping clients in matters of divorce, child support, and business-related bankruptcy, we frequently help clients in complex matters of:

Appellate Law

Do you feel a ruling pertaining to your family law or business law case was unjust? Our attorneys can help you file an appeal to fight for a more favorable outcome.

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In Florida, the courts appoint a guardian for children when parents die or become incapacitated, as well as if the child collects an inheritance, jury award, or insurance policy exceeding an amount that the state allows. Ms. Sutton can help advocate for your guardianship in these cases.

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Victims' Rights

Debra Sutton has spent over three decades enforcing the rights intended to maintain her clients' safety. These include your right to restraining orders and access to knowledge that could prevent harm to you or your family. If you have been the victim of physical, psychological, or financial abuse, Debra Sutton will make sure your rights aren't violated during court proceedings.

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Our Complete Legal Services

  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Planning
  • Exploitation of Seniors/Elderly 
  • Family Law 
  • Fathers' Rights 
  • Guardianship 
  • High-Asset Divorce 
  • Jurisdictional and Venue Disputes 
  • Legal Separation 

  • Mediated Divorce
  • Parenting Plans 
  • Paternity 
  • Post-Judgment Enforcement and Modifications 
  • Postnuptial Agreements 
  • Prenuptial Agreements 
  • Property Division 
  • Time Sharing (Visitation)
  • Rehearing 
  • Victims' Rights
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus
Debra J. Sutton

Sutton Law Firm

Debra J. Sutton is an attorney who is board-certified in both appellate practice and marital and family law by the Florida Bar. At the Sutton Law Firm, with offices in Bartow, Lakeland, and St. Petersburg, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Kovschak, and their team provide individualized, compassionate, and private legal services. Our popular practice areas include:

You can request a consultation with our board-certified attorney right now by filling out our online form or calling (863) 533-8912.

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