Suellen Overton

With more than 20 years of legal experience, attorney Suellen Overton is known for being responsive, attentive and assertive.

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Firm Overview

"Since I began practicing law, I have been dedicated to attentively listening to client concerns, clearly and precisely explaining potential legal strategies and providing concrete legal advice."

I can help you with the following areas of the law:
-Appellate practice
-Divorce
-Child support
-Collections
-Child custody/Paternity
-Family law
-General practice
-Personal injury
-Social Security
-Wills and probate law

Effective and reliable legal service
I place a strong emphasis on ethical legal service and work diligently to obtain the most advantageous outcome possible for you. I have built my practice on the principle that all clients deserve the utmost respect and attention regardless of the situation they are facing.

"I will provide prompt, personal service while advocating on your behalf."

Iowa lawyer dedicated to serving the community:
I have served and continue to serve in various local and state leadership positions, including 12 years on the State Board of Corrections and numerous local boards. I also have 30 years of experience with the Iowa Air National Guard, currently serving as a lieutenant colonel in the JAG Corps.
Main Office

Main Office
133 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs  IA  51503

Phone
  • 712-322-6585
Fax
  • 712-325-6112
Family
Full-service Family Law Firm in Council Bluffs
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, family law attorney Suellen Overton listens to your needs, understands your concerns and helps you reach solutions to your legal problems.

I have served families in Council Bluffs for more than 20 years. I provide services across a wide spectrum of family law matters, including:
-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adoption:
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. I assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child's future well-being.

Alimony:
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. I help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation:
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. I advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.

Child support:
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. I help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement:
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce:
Throughout your divorce, I stand by you. I accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you - including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings:
When Iowa authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Iowa to protect your parental rights.

Mediation:
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. I can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements:
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Suellen Overton

ISLN: 904642337
Managing Partner

Practice areas:
-General practice
-Family law
-Personal injury
-Child custody
-Child support
-Divorce
-Collections
-Bankruptcy
-Social Security
-Wills
-Probate law

Admitted:
-Iowa, 1990
-Nebraska, 1992

Education:
-Drake University, J.D.
-Drake University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1987

Associations and Memberships:
Omaha, Pottawattamie County, Iowa State, Nebraska State and Southwest Iowa Bar Associations

Biographical details:
Phi Alpha Delta. Named, ABWA Woman of the Year, 1999. Former, State Board of Corrections, Member, Commission on Veteran's Affair, Appointed by Governor Vilsack.

Military service:
Lt. Col., Iowa Air National Guard JAG, 1982--
Education
  • Drake University
    Juris Doctorate
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