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
1490 Questions Answered

Q. My grandchildren were abused by their parents during an unsupervised visit.
A: No. Call Child Protection (the police)
Q. I want to get divorce we have been separated for 6 months we have agreed on everything can my divorce be fast? I can't
A: Contact the local clerk to get the forms packet.
Q. My husband and I are separated and he lives in another state. What state do we file for divorce in?
A: Eithe one. You can file in FL. You should hire a lawyer to handle the case.
Q. Can a person file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy based on a Judges sanction from a divorce case?
A: You can always file bankruptcy, that is your right. You should hire a lawyer to handle the case.
Q. Husband wants to buy a condo in FLA using money from our joint account but doesn't want my name on the deed. Possible?
A: Yes he can do that but you have to sign certain documents at the closing.
Q. What will a audit on child support find ? I requested one this week
A: An Audit should show the assessments and payments and if they were done correctly.
Q. I want to file for divorce from my husband who was deported. What step do I take 1st?
A: You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. How do I dis-establish paternity in the state of Florida?
A: You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. Family law halfway threw establishing paternity she says hes not mine
A: Get a judge to Order DNA. 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