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 a child of 17 file an injunction against an abusive father who has custody of him? Can the child move out?
A: Yes you can file an injunction, no you cannot just move out but the injunction will kick your father out.
Q: I got summons for court in Alabama for my son because his father lives there but me and my son live in Florida
A: Hire a lawyer and file a motion to dismiss. Contact my office for free consultation 727-446-7659
Q: Me and my ex boyfriend my sons father have nothing set up legally for custody. Should I get something legally set up?
A: The girlfriend has no rights, if she does not give the phone number out then no visitation,
Q: What are florida laws regarding spousal support and distribution of assets
A: No way this question can be answered in full because I would write forever. Contact my office for Free consultation 727-446-7659
Q: My ex moved back to FL from PR 3 years ago but hasn't done anything with the child support order in PR. What can I do?
A: You need a lawyer in PR
Q: If a no custodain parent get himself fired or quit in order to het his support order modified, can he be granted it?
A: He will not be entitled to a child support modification if he purposely quit or was fired. Contact my office for Free consultation 727-446-7659
Q: Does the women have the rite to give new born her last name if not married
A: Yes you can do that
Q: Wife & I awrded custody of grndson. pymts made to wife. wife passed away. support paymnts stopped. do I have options ?
A: You should be able to have the Social Security death benefits transferred to you. Contact them.
Q: If a man has been paying alimony for 20 years and he can prove that his ex wife has been living with a man for 20 years,
A: Yes. Contact my office for free consultation 727-446-7659-