John Arthur Smitten’s Answers

John Arthur Smitten

Clearwater Family Law Attorney.

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  1. How can get my 2 year old daughter back from her father who did not return her on the day we agreed?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Charles Rosenfelt
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. Elliot Jay Goldstein
    4. Betty Elaine Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    You as the mother are the presumed natural guardian of the child, the father has no rights until he enforces them however the police may not help you if you call them. Either way you have to file papers with the court asap.

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  2. Hi I'm trying to get arrears child support waived. i need to find out witch forms to file.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Arthur Richard Troell III
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Carin Manders Constantine
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no form just reduce the agreement to writing and you and the other side sign it and submit it to the court for approval.

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  3. Child support for my 21 y/o with Downs Syndrome

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Carin Manders Constantine
    3. Brenda A Drake
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4 lawyer answers

    If the child is an adult dependent person unable to function on her own then you are liable for child support for the rest of her life.

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  4. I just found out that I have a writ of bodily attachment issued for me for support. Is there a way it can be withdrawn/canceled?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Carin Manders Constantine
    3 lawyer answers

    you have to comply with the writ which most likely means you have to pay money to the sheriff listed in the writ not the clerk.

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  5. Does Legal Aid handle a divorce if you cannot afford an attorney in Pinellas County

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Charles Rosenfelt
    2. Carin Manders Constantine
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    4 lawyer answers

    They are slammed however you should contact them directly and meet with them.

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  6. Is there a statute of limitations on contempt of court in alimony?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carin Manders Constantine
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. John Arthur Smitten
    4. Kevin H. Pate
    5. Arthur Richard Troell III
    5 lawyer answers

    The bridge the gap alimony award should be a lump sum paid over time so the court will enforce that.

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  7. HOW DO I HANDLE MY EX WIFE NOT AGREEING TO HER WEEK WILL BE UP TOMORROW .SHE JUST INFORMED ME THAT SHE CANNOT MEET ME HALF WAY .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Michael Charles McGinn
    3. Reid A Seino
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    5. Justin Gary Hausler
    5 lawyer answers

    If she cant meet halfway then you drive then file a motion later with the court to tax your costs against her.

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  8. How to get my ex to stop calling cps and making false reports. he has called twice in one month both unfounded.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Ian Schoen
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. John Arthur Smitten
    4. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4 lawyer answers

    file a motion for sanctions with the family court judge. You can also sue for abuse of process and filing a false report.

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  9. How do I lift a No Contact Order?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Maria E Castagliuolo
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. Craig A. Epifanio
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    5. James Regan
    5 lawyer answers

    You have to contact the State Attorney Office to request that charges be dropped

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  10. Tampering with a witness & Battery.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Matthew Phillip Konecky
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. James Regan
    4 lawyer answers

    He will be charged with multiple felonies. It is up to the State Attorney to charge him, not you

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