John Arthur Smitten’s Answers

John Arthur Smitten

Clearwater Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 19
  1. Reopening Florida Divorce 13 years later, I originally filed and he agreed, but I want more now.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Robert P Garven
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Michael Charles McGinn
    5. Steven David Miller
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    8 lawyer answers

    you are too late you have no case. none.

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  2. If I need to give emergency temporary custody to a relative, how do I go about doing this?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Betty Elaine Jones
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. David Alan Frankel
    3 lawyer answers

    You can sign the necessary consent forms then get an order from the court. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  3. Divorced in FL June 2013. Reason to believe he lied on deposition, which he contested to in beginning. Is it too late to sue?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Robert P Garven
    3. David Alexander Browde
    4. Michael Vaghaiwalla
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
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    6 lawyer answers

    Unlikely any attorney will do it on contingency, you cannot really do that in Family Law. You will have to pay counsel every step of the case.

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  4. Its been 3 yrs since my ex had to move out. All his stuff is still in my house legally what do I do with it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Elliot Jay Goldstein
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Hernan Hernandez
    4 lawyer answers

    send a letter giving him 20 days to get the stuff. On the 21st day if it is still there then get rid of it.

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  5. My motion for enforcement was granted against my ex spouse, but they have not paid. What is the next step?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vanessa Alexandra Vasquez de Lara
    2. Arica Lynn Braaten
    3. John Arthur Smitten
    4. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    5. Elliot Jay Goldstein
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    6 lawyer answers

    File a motion to enforce and have it reduced to a money judgment that earns interest.

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  6. Is the Final Judgment void while an appeal is pending? and what FL rule does this fall under?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Robert M Chambers
    3 lawyer answers

    The judgment is operative as to custody and support provisions as the appeal is pending, as to the award of eqitable distribution the court could enter a stay pending the appeal.

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  7. I have to have surgery and can't attend a hearing that's been scheduled in my custody case, what can I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Charles Rosenfelt
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Arica Lynn Braaten
    4. Aquesha Delores Daniels
    5. Sara Marie Grant Rojas
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    6 lawyer answers

    file a motion for continuance, and set a hearing on the motion. Do not assume it will be granted just because you file the motion.

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  8. Hi I have a divorce problem my husband and I have a house an a baby on the way what is my best way to get divorces

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dean George Tsourakis
    2. Joseph Julius Registrato
    3. Florence Ying Ying Chen
    4. Michael Charles McGinn
    5. John Arthur Smitten
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    8 lawyer answers

    You need to file a petition for divorce and make a claim for alimony and child support and possession of the home

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  9. Can I file for a divorce? If so under what grounds can I use?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Michael Charles McGinn
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Elliot Jay Goldstein
    5. William Charles Rosenfelt
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    7 lawyer answers

    Florida is a no fault state so you can file and just allege irreconcilable differences.

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  10. Can the state of florida's SAO change charges one to another after they officially charge you with a crime?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Melissa Moore Stockham
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Justin Gary Hausler
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    5. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
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    7 lawyer answers

    Yes they can do that

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