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.
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- General Practice
- Personal Injury
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- 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: How can i file an oorder to have my daughter release from her aunt whom the court has dismiss all her rights
A: question not clear
Q: I have a 17in a half year old daughter whose father has primary custodial rights can she move in with me
A: no. not without his consent or a court order, at 18 she can do what she wants.
Q: My son has temp. custody of his daughter.How long does he have to wait to file for full custody?
A: File your case now, courts are slow
Q: A married friend of mine moved to OH from Fl when pregnant with husbands child. Hus lives in Fl. What st is home to baby
Q: Have temp guardianship in GA, now live in Fl. Father lives in NC. Can he take her?
A: Question not clear. Contact my office for free consultation. 727-446-7659
Q: My husband is in federal prison in florida. his kids mother is not letting his kids visit anymore bcuz she is upset. rig
A: He has no rights to force the kids to see him at the prison
Q: Can a child be removed from a home even if there have never been any charges placed on the parent
A: If DCF has probable csoue and a judge ok's it then yes.
Q: Any guidelines in Florida that the court has to follow when dealing with child custody/visitation of autistic children?
A: He is entitled to full rights to see his kid, however with a special needs child the court will want to make sure he is prepared to handle it - like parenting classes for special needs kids, etc.
Q: Can a final divorce decree ever be reopened pertaing to property settlement?
A: Question not clear. Generally yes