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
1544 Questions Answered

Q. I'm the single father in OK with a daughter in FL. She came and visited for the holidays, but now is back home in FL.
A: If you want to go for custody then file the case in FL.
Q. What will happen if 1 year old & I leave abusive father?
A: File for a restraining order and for full custody asap. Retain a lawyer.
Q. What kind of tax do I have to pay on a divorce settlement?
A: If you are paying alimony then there is a tax, if just transferring property then generally there is no tax. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. My child was adopted by my ex-wife's husb and cs has been stopped, im paid up but florida says i owe more when i dont
A: Get a certified copy of the child support statement in PA, then file a motion in FL to sort it out.
Q. Do i have to send my daughter for visitation if he is breaking the law?
A: If he is openly violating the law, then no visitation.
Q. I filed for my husbands kids, we are getting a divorce what are my rights and responsibilities with the kids?
A: You are not a party to the case and you are not the legal parent.
Q. I'm 16 can I marry my 20 year old baby's father?
A: You need parental consent.
Q. How can I go about removing my husband from our house legally
A: Get a restraining order if he is making threats. Hire a lawyer.
Q. Can I have my son's dad to be be refused visitation for allowing our 16 year son to sleep over his 16 yr old girls house
A: You have to file a motion, do not engage in self help. Hire a lawyer.
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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