John Arthur Smitten
About John Arthur SmittenJohn Smitten received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas Cooley School of Law in 1995. Mr. Smitten is a licensed attorney and member of the Bar Associations in both Florida and New York. In October of 1996, Mr. Smitten joined McGuire Law Offices and developed the family law division of the firm.
Mr. Smitten is a family law practitioner with extensive experience in every area of family law including divorce, custody, paternity, visitation, alimony, dependency, domestic violence, adoption and child support. In addition to this specialization, Mr. Smitten serves as co-counsel for personal injury matters.
Mr. Smitten is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, and is also a professor at St. Petersburg College.
Directory Practice Areas
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
- General Practice
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Consultation
- Initial consultation is always free.
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- $250 per hour. Payment Plans offered.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Thomas Cooley Law School|
|Adjunct Professor||St. Petersburg College||2007-Current|
|Details: Instructer at Paralegal Studies program, teaching family law.|
|Member, New York State Bar|
|Member, Florida Bar|
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Q. I was granted temp cust 4 years ago of my son, his mother has only visitd 8 times, can I strip her rights
A: yes, you have to file a petition for termination of parental rights. Use of a lawyer is recommended.
Q. I just found out I have a child by another woman, and that woman give that child to someone else. What can I do
A: You have to file a court case to assert your parental rights asap. Use of a lawyer is recommended.
Q. Ex has a support order for our 2 sons, he has previous cases against him for 5 other children & they get more, why?
A: Nothing you can do. The court is not repeat not going to open all the other cases, you are last in line you get the least.
Q. How to get child support changed? My grandson lives with his father but state is collecting child support from him.
A: You have to petition the court to change the Order, Use of a lawyer is recommended in your case.
Q. Hi iam needing some answers ..i already get child support from my 2 boys father we are not married and he sees them once
A: You have to petition the Court to relocate to Brazil and get a Court Order. Use of a lawyer is recommended in your case.
Q. is there a way i can regain shared custody if my ex has had temporary custody for 4 years
A: Yes. You have to petition the court. Use of a lawyer is recommended in your case.
Q. I've been separated from spouse 5 yrs&we are divorcing Is she entitled to a % of injury settlement I got post separation
A: no, she gets nothing.
Q. My child was removed from his mother by cps and placed with me. How can I get child support stopped?
A: You have to petition the court and get an order. Use of a lawyer is recommended in your case.
Q. Do I still have to pay child support if they are over 18 and NOT staying with there mother
A: You have to go to court and get an order that orders support for just the one child, and payback towards the arrears for the other two. Use of a lawyer is recommended in your case.