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Will the Respondent Know a Marchman Act Has Been Filed?

The Marchman Act is a civil procedure (not criminal). Accordingly, a Respondent has the right to be noticed of any court proceeding and a right to appear. After a Marchman Act Petition is Read More

What Should I Know About The Marchman Act Process?

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

Does the Respondant Know a Marchman Act Has Been Filed?

The Marchman Act is a civil procedure (not criminal). Accordingly, a Respondent has the right to be noticed of any court proceeding and a right to appear. After a Marchman Act Petition Read More

What If I Cannot Afford The Cost of Treatment?

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

Who Does ARLS Represent?

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

How Do I Communicate With ARLS?

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

Can The Marchman Act be Filed More Than Once?

Yes. The Marchman Act can be filed as many times as necessary. However, ARLS is required by law to begin a new process for each filing. Fees and services would be incurred for Read More

Does the Respondant Need an Attorney?

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

What is an Ex-Parte Petition?

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

How Long Does it Take to Get a Marchman Act Hearing?

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

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