Different provisions of a marital settlement agreement or final judgment may be modified, or changed, after entry of the final order.

If a party is seeking to change or modify the Parenting Plan or time-sharing order, that party must show substantial, material, and unanticipated changes of circumstances, and that the request to change would be in the best interests of the child. The court will evaluate the factors contained within Florida Statutes Chapter 61.13 in determining the best interests of the child.

A child support obligation may be modified if it is in the best interest of the child, if the child emancipates, if a party experiences a substantial change in circumstances, along with other grounds to modify child support.

Patricia Sciarrino is experienced in pursuing and defending modification actions after entry of the final judgment. She has the knowledge and experience to provide guidance and advice to clients during the original proceeding in order to identify possible modification issues that may arise in the future, depending upon the particular circumstances of your situation. For more information and to schedule your confidential consultation, please contact the law office of Patricia Sciarrino, P.A. at (772) 463-8017.

Patricia Sciarrino represents clients in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee counties who reside in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Fort Pierce and OkeechobeeĀ in marital and family law matters, including the following areas:

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