John Arthur Smitten’s Answers

John Arthur Smitten

Clearwater Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 18
  1. Is it worth suing?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Felipe Bastos Fulgencio
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. Robert E. Harris Jr.
    4. Tami Lane Augen
    5. Hernan Hernandez
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    You should consult an injury attorney, you can make a claim against the landlord's insurance co.,

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  2. Can I get my uncontested simplified divorce vacated if I only signed it cause I felt forced to and the marriage is salvageable?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Syed Sharik Ahmed
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    4. Carin Manders Constantine
    5. John Arthur Smitten
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    Agreements are deemend binding when signed by both parties so you will have a difficult time. However you can file a motion to vacate or set aside the agreement.

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  3. Rules on Child Support and Bankruptcy

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Douglas Eugene Kuthy
    3. Michael Christopher Burr
    4. James Wade Schwitalla
    4 lawyer answers

    Child support is in no way dischargeable in bankruptcy

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  4. How does divorce court look at massive dissipation of marital assets (due to adultery) over a four year period prior to filing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Robert M Valentine
    4. Christopher Charles Pennington
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5 lawyer answers

    The court will not award money for emotional distress in a divorce case. To the extent the dissipation depleted the marital estate the court will make the party that did it pay the money back or order an unequal split of the estate to make up the difference.

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  5. Can one start a business as a non lawyer and help people with there divorce .

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Tami Lane Augen
    2. Dean George Tsourakis
    3. Brent Allan Rose
    4. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    5. John Arthur Smitten
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    Cannot practice law without a license. Advising people as to forms is practicing law.

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  6. Is a bodily injury settlement considered martial assets? accident happened during marriage case settled after seperation.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. John Arthur Smitten
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
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    Lost wages during the time you were married yes, the rest of the award no.

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  7. Injury Settlement During Separation - Changed Tax Filing

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carin Manders Constantine
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. David Raymond Mahood
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    You have no recourse the injury settlement is hers only lost wages and lost wages could be marital.

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  8. Can a newly divorced father move in with his girlfriend and have his children sleep over there on his weekends?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Daniel A. Bachert
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    5. Marian Audrey Lindquist
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    Unless there is some court order preventing this the father can do what he want on his own time, so long as not illegal.

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  9. I am a victim of domestic violence. How do I relocate with my children to another state when the father objects?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Michael Charles McGinn
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. Jonathan Hackworth
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    If you are not married to him and there are no court orders then you can move otherwise you have to petition the court or get his written consent. Contact my office for free consultation. 727-446-7659.

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  10. Am I going to pay for child support if I file for a motion to deviate from child support guidelines?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles McGinn
    2. Carin Manders Constantine
    3. John Arthur Smitten
    4. Brent Allan Rose
    5. William Charles Rosenfelt
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    Support is based on incomes, plus number of overnights so you have to turn in your financial statements.

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