John Arthur Smitten’s Answers

John Arthur Smitten

Clearwater Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 18
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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 Is there a way it can be withdrawn/canceled?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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 about 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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  7. How to get my ex to stop calling cps and making false reports. he has called twice in one month both unfounded.

    Answered about 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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  8. How do I lift a No Contact Order?

    Answered about 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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  9. Tampering with a witness & Battery.

    Answered about 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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  10. Contested litigation regarding timesharing and reduction in child support.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. Brent Allan Rose
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    4 lawyer answers

    You have to file a motion for continuance, don't just show up at the hearing and assume one will be granted. Contact my office for free consultation 727-446-7659

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