Rights and responsibilities regarding a child born out of wedlock are determined in a paternity proceeding. Florida Statutes Chapter 742 addresses paternity proceedings in our state. Parental responsibility, a time-sharing schedule, and child support obligations are all important matters that must be determined, either by agreement of the parents or as decided by the court. It is especially important to establish a detailed and comprehensive parenting plan that will assist parents in resolving any unexpected conflicts as they co-parent their child throughout all stages, from infancy through graduation from high school.

Patricia Sciarrino is experienced in handling all paternity actions, and can provide important legal advice about your rights and responsibilities as a parent. 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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