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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
1562 Questions Answered

Q. Can I still obtain alimony after a divorce from 8 years ago?
A: no
Q. How to do Child Support Guidelines worksheet if both parents are unemployed & full time students living off stud loans?
A: Imputed income for both parents. At least minimum wage.
Q. I filed a DV Injunction against my ex. He's avoided being served. Is it a violation of it for him to move out of state?
A: It is not a violation if he moves.
Q. What happens if I move states in the middle of a civil Guardianship case where Im ordered to account for "stolen" money?
A: You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. MY SON IS 16 AND KNOCKED UP HIS GF AND THE MOTHER IS SIGNING THE PERMISSION FOR HIM TO GET MARRIED. DO I STILL PAY C.S.
A: You have to file a motion to stop the child support. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. What if kids father refusing to respond to mail and works under the table and under associates ssn to avoid paying
A: You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case. A lawyer can gather the evidence you need.
Q. If I pay purge for contempt after turning myself in, will I be realeased?
A: Make sure you pay the sheriff office, not the clerk.
Q. How does a father who currently has the children while the mother is in and out of jail and basically has abadonded the
A: You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
Q. If i share split custody but the other parent wont give me my time with the child what can i do about that?
A: File a petition for contempt/enforcement. 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