Sutton Law Firm Family Law, Business Bankruptcy, and Appellate Law in St. Petersburg

Whether you are facing divorce, custody disputes, or financial difficulties involving your business, Sutton Law Firm is here to help you. To request your consultation in St. Petersburg, FL, send us a message online or call us directly: 
7024 Central Ave
Ste 7
St Petersburg, FL 33707

Hours of Operation

By Appointment Only

Two Additional Locations In Lakeland and Bartow


Sutton Law Firm also maintains family law offices in Lakeland, FL, and Bartow, FL, to best serve all of Central Florida. We'll be pleased to arrange a consultation at the location most convenient to you.

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Our Family Law Office in St. Petersburg, FL

Matters of family law and business-related bankruptcy require genuine empathy and legal expertise. At Sutton Law Firm, you will find attorneys who possess both. Founder and family law attorney Debra J. Sutton is board-certified in both family law and appellate practice; since 1986, Matthew J. Kovschak has helped clients navigate complex business litigation cases.

Is your family or your business in Greater Tampa facing hardships that have become legal matters? Our boutique firm has a St. Petersburg office where you can receive the proven and capable counsel you will need in order to protect your best interests and those of the people you love most. 

Our Lakeland-based firm has been helping clients navigate challenges like these for more than 30 years. If your life and your livelihood need apt legal counsel, Ms. Sutton and Mr. Kovschak can arrange to meet you at their St. Petersburg office to review your case and determine the right steps to take toward the very best outcome.

"Absolutely the best." Clients Recommend Our Family Law Attorney


Heather Eckert

Bartow, FL


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I highly recommend Sutton Law Firm. Attorney Sutton and all the staff truly care about working towards the best outcome for their client. They kept me well informed during my litigation and they were always responsive to any forms of communication. If you’re looking for an attorney AND a firm that will support you through the marathon of litigation, Sutton Law will help you every step of the way.

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Debbie Mandish

Bartow, FL


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Got a subpoena in the mail the Friday before Christmas to go to court. Needless to say I panicked so I found the Sutton Law form online called them during the holidays. They emailed me back during the holidays to reassure me that they could help me and that they would take care of things. Who does that ?Sutton Law firm does. Because of them I was able to have a decent Christmas . Deborah Sutton is absolutely the best. 

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Meet Debra J. Sutton Family Law Attorney and Founder of Sutton Law Firm

​For more than three decades, family law attorney Debra J. Sutton has provided clients with valuable counsel in all issues pertaining to family law and appellate law. Ms. Sutton is board-certified in marital and family law, as well as appellate practice. This distinction is important because only two percent of Florida attorneys are certified, and only one percent are certified in family law or appellate practice.

By hiring Debra Sutton as your attorney, you can benefit from a high level of expertise developed through years of continuing education, in addition to proven skill, competency, and ethics.

Debra J. Sutton

Ms. Sutton is a lawyer who helps clients in complex matters of child support, child custody, paternity, and more.

Ms. Sutton's Affiliations

American Inns of Court
Florida Bar Board Certified in Appellate Law
Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital & Family Law

Meet ​Matthew J. Kovschak Our Business Law Attorney

Since 1986, Matthew J. Kovschak has protected his clients' best interests by leading and litigating complicated business litigation cases, many of which involved multiple parties. His commercial litigation skills have helped many Sutton Law Firm clients achieve positive outcomes through bankruptcy and debt reorganization, in addition to successful appeals of both state and federal decisions. When his peers face complex bankruptcy issues, including adversary proceedings, they turn to Matthew for mediation due to his track record of success.

Matthew J. Kovschak

Mr. Kovschak's Affiliations

American Inns of Court
American Bankruptcy Institute

"I highly recommend Matt Kovschak."



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. Mr. Kovschak, our Attorney, listen to information re: our case he went above and beyond to explain to us about the lawsuit. We had been getting nowhere with this, but your office gave us confidence that this could be settled. Your office made a big difference in our lives. God continue to bless you.

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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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