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: Can my husband file for my daughter if her father pay support don't see the child.
A: If you are asking and IRS question, refer to the court order, if the order is silent the person who has majority custody gets to claim the child.
Q: My child's father haven't see her in 4 yrs stop paying child support and now file for timeshare for my 12 yrs old.
A: He is entitled to file papers. He will likely get supervised visitation at best, for now, most guys do not follow through, with that said you should retain a lawyer.
Q: What do me and my daughters mother need to do when we are getting married and I pay support for my daughter?
A: After you get married then you have to get a court order stopping the child support. Use a lawyer.
Q: What petition would I file to contest the suspension of my license for delinquency in support payments?
A: File a notice of contesting the suspension and state your reasons
Q: I have established power of attorney for my mother and now wish to legally rescind this. How can I do this?
A: Prepare a revocation of power of attorney
Q: I live in lake city florida If my son goes to pennsylvania to visit I have custody does his mom have to bring him back?
A: Yes, if she refuses then you have to get the judge to issue a pick up order and a warrant for her arrest.
Q: I was served with form 12.995(a), however, I live in SC, he lives in FL, he was supposed to use 12.995(c) how do I ans?
A: File a motion to dismiss the complaint.
Q: Son born Florida father lives in Utah. What are my rights
A: You can file for custody here and serve him with the papers in Utah. FL courts will take the case.
Q: My Sons father is filing a petition to modify the time sharing agreement just to lower his child support payment.
A: He is permitted to file court documents, you need to respond to the petition and have it dismissed, and retain a lawyer