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Caitlin L. Slessor is an attorney and senior vice president at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll whose practice focuses on Litigation and Family Law. Caitlin also serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors. Caitlin represents clients from the beginning to the end of their family law disputes. This may include high conflict custody cases or complicated business division dissolutions. Caitlin is also a trained mediator and Collaborative Law Attorney.

Typical work for Caitlin includes:

  • Dissolutions of Marriage (divorce), both traditional and collaborative
  • Child custody and visitation disputes
  • Valuation of businesses and identifying hidden assets in dissolution cases
  • Negotiating successful settlement agreements, using a variety of techniques including mediation and collaborative law
  • Resolution of family law disputes through trial
  • Modifying existing child custody and support orders
  • Decree/support enforcement
  • Appeals in the Iowa Court of Appeals and Iowa Supreme Court
  • Guardianships of children and adults
  • Termination of parental rights and adoption
  • Juvenile court cases as the parents’ or guardians’ attorney in child in need of assistance actions, termination of parental rights cases and adoptions

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  • University of Iowa, BA, Mass Communications and Political Science
  • University of Iowa, JD (2005)
    • With distinction
    • Des Moines County and Johnson County Prosecuting Internships (2002-2005)
  • Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

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