John Arthur Smitten

John Arthur Smitten

  • Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury...
  • Florida, New York
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Summary

John 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 now employed at Carey and Leisure and heading the family law division of that firm. Carey and Leisure is a top notch personal injury 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.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • General Practice
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultation is always free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $300 per hour. Payment Plans offered.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
New York
Education
Thomas Cooley Law School
Professional Associations
Rotary
Member
- Current
St. Petersburg College
Adjunct Professor
- Current
Activities: Instructer at Paralegal Studies program, teaching family law.
New York State Bar # 2772432
Member
- Current
Florida Bar
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
1509 Questions Answered

Q. sons father&I moved from Ny to Fl we have a custody agreement in NY If I wanted to move back with son would still stand
A: If there is no Order that supersedes the NY order then the NY order still stands.
Q. Part of my divorce agreement stipulated that my ex pay for our child's college with me
A: If it is a court order, then you can enforce it. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. Can I take my child out of state or the county. With out other parents permission or can he?
A: You have to get a court order to relocate greater than 50 miles. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. Can I keep my kids out of school for 4 days My wife is cheat I left her took kids Did not want her to run with them
A: Do not keep them out of school. File for divorce asap. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. im going through a divorce and my baby daddy/ ex husband wants to take our son to his gf family reunion and hasnt even
A: You should file for divorce and get a custody order in your favor. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. What happens when dcf asks you to take a drug test and you don't go
A: Unless they have some type of warrant or court order then you are not under any duty to comply. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. when is it legal that I can lock my wife out if she leaves me
A: File for divorce asap and get an order kicking her out.
Q. I have full custody of my son court ordered but maternal grandmother has half brother and says she will sue
A: She has no case.
Q. Can I get Child Support if I have a Injunction in place to project myself and my child?
A: Yes you are entitled to child support. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Contact & Map
Carey and Leisure
622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100,
Clearwater, FL 33764
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 927-0400
Telephone: (727) 799-3900
Cell: (727) 686-3602