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: How do you calculate the value of debit in a divorce case
A: Whatever the debt is at the time of the judgment is the amount the court will use. You will not get any consideration
Q: Wife and I live in seperate homes. She's not working, we have 3 children. Ages are 12,14,18 (senior) in high school.
A: You are not going to have to pay back food stamps however you are probably on the hook for alimony.
Q: I've been married for three weeks here in Fl. and want to end the marrage. What's the procedure?
A: Just file for divorce, FL is a no-fault state
Q: My ex husband did not show up. I won child support and he gets our son 31 days a year.Can he reopen?
A: He can always try to reopen the case however his burden of proof is high to change the existing order.
Q: Is there a way I can still get my ex-husband retirement funds?
A: Yes you are still entitled to the monies. He cannot turn a retirement into disability and squeeze you out. The law is clear on this.
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