A Client must understand that they are hiring ARLS to perform legal services pursuant to the Florida Marchman Act statute. This is a multi-step legal process that will be litigated within the Court Read More
Substance abuse treatment is either paid for privately (cash) or through pre-existing, personal insurance plans. If neither the Respondent nor the Client has the ability to pay for treatment, the only treatment alternative Read More
The attorneys at ARLS have lectured to and try to educate and work with many hospitals, doctors, substance abuse professionals and treatment providers. However, ARLS has no formal financial relationship with any substance Read More
ARLS has your best interests in mind and our office works as a team to make sure the process runs smoothly for everyone. Your calls are extremely important. We do appreciate your understanding Read More
The Respondent, by statute, has the right to an attorney at every stage of the proceedings. A court appointed attorney will be available to the Respondent if they are unable to obtain counsel Read More
The lawyers at ARLS may, after speaking with a potential client, determine that an Ex-parte Petition is necessary (or, the client’s specific county may require initial Ex-Parte petitions). Simply put, an Ex-Parte Petition Read More
The law provides time frames that the court system needs to adhere to upon filing. Within ten (10) days of filing of a Marchman Act petition, a hearing must be held or a Read More
*Please note ARLS is the first law firm in Florida whose sole concentration is Marchman Act implementation and litigation. We've handled more than a thousand cases. Our experience, training and education provides you with the best Marchman Act advice available. Other attorneys who offer a Free Consultation should be questioned as to their experience and expertise, as these attorneys have just recently entered this area of law and have only handled a minimal number of cases. Our consultation fee is a small price to pay for those trying to determine whether implementing the Marchman Act is right for them.