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
1528 Questions Answered

Q. I was in a custody battle with my daughter's father.I have custody of our daughter and the judge ordered child support
A: File a petition to establish support. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. My exhusband has visitation every other weekend but has A warrant out for his arrest due to nonpayment of child support.
A: Technically yes, you still have to comply.
Q. Child given to father that has never raised her from mother and sister who have always been with her. Help she is so sca
A: Hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. My ex is ordered to pay 72% of childcare expenses. I hired a sitter, and my ex says he only has to pay if they licensed?
A: He is wrong. Does not matter if the sitter is licensed.
Q. I have 50% custody of my special needs child. Im remarried now. If something happens to me can my wife keep my custody?
A: The surviving parent would get custody if you die.
Q. If there is a backlog in alimony payments can I move on with my plans and ignore father's email for visitation?
A: Legally no you cannot do that but people do that all the time.
Q. Q: In Florida, by law can the magistrate to make me pay arrears by forcing me to use my credit cards ?
A: No thay cannot force you to pay by using a credit card.
Q. I have been a stay at home dad for the past 7 years. We split up and now have joint custody will she have to pay CS?
A: If the children primarily live with you then yes she has to pay support. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.
Q. I make 4000 a month. I'm living with my aunt I have my room and extra room just for him.
A: You should hire a lawyer to assist you with 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