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 decision be made ex-parte. ARLS will do everything in our power to expedite all hearings. It is important for The Client to understand that ARLS has no control over the clerk or court system. Every county procedure is different. ARLS will work diligently with each court system to ensure that the law is followed in its entirety and expedited for the Client and Respondent’s benefit.