John Arthur Smitten’s Answers

John Arthur Smitten

Clearwater Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 18
  1. Family member co trustee with corporate trustee

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeff Tomberg
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. James P. Frederick
    4 lawyer answers

    The trustee is entitled to be paid but can waive payment.

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Divorce.....Child support in Florida..what exactly is the net income

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zonald Evan Spinks
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. John Arthur Smitten
    3 lawyer answers

    gross minus taxes and health insurance that he actually pays

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. Can a Hearing Officer at hearing act as a mediator with pro se litigants?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Leticia L Valdes
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Garth R Goodman
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes you are correct the hearing officer is not a mediator.

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  4. Is a florida attorney obligated to retain a insurance settlement check for some one that owned child support without a lien orde

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Tara Kaylene Millan
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to get a court order that orders the injury attorney to pay the back child support.

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  5. Ensuring children from first marriage receive inheritance

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Sabina Tomshinsky
    2. Elliot Jay Goldstein
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    5. Astrid de Parry
    5 lawyer answers

    You should have a post nuptial agreement prepared plus you need to have an estate plan that is in sync with the post nup to achieve what you want.

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer

  6. What's the difference between a proposed order and a final judgment, that the judge wants submitted by both parties?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Brenda A Drake
    2. Tami Lane Augen
    3. Gregory Thomas Buckley
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. William Charles Rosenfelt
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The judge you are before wants you to bring your proposed findings of fact and conslusions in the case to the hearing.

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. I have been waiting for an order on a Motion to Abate Alimony and Child support for over 10 months. What are the rules?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4. Carin Manders Constantine
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5 lawyer answers

    track down who was supposed to prepare the paperwork, either the lawyer or the court, check the clerk maybe it was entered and you did not get a copy

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  8. Can dcf take my child without giving me a reason or telling me they have done so?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    5. Michelle Rene Fernandez
    5 lawyer answers

    The have to disclose to you the exact nature of their business with you

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. I am the legal custodian of my son who is 4 and lives with me. The father wants to claim him on his income tax but I want to .

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Robert M Chambers
    3. Arica Lynn Braaten
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4 lawyer answers

    Under this fact pattern you get to claim the child unless the court order says otherwise.

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. My ex to be is telling me that he will use the money on the 401k to pay court fees,,,, can he do that with out a court order??

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. William Charles Rosenfelt
    2. Michael Charles McGinn
    3. Samantha Lynn Dammer
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    4 lawyer answers

    the 401 is half yours so you should file a motion preventing him from doing that

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer