• Services a Family Lawyer Can Perform

    September 21, 2016

    Looking for a family law attorney in Boca Raton? While matters of a family are very personal, when it comes to issues such as getting married, filing divorce or adopting a child, a family law attorney can help you to deal with the legal aspects. Family law refers to the rules, regulations, statutes and court procedures involving the family unit. Not all family matters need a marital attorney, but there are some processes like divorce and child custody that require the skill, knowledge and expertise of a family law attorney. Examples of issues that usually fall under the family law category include all the civil and legal matters involving family members' financial responsibilities, custodial rights, alimony, child support, inherita

  • Marchman Act

    May 3, 2016

    The Marchman Act unlike the Baker Act is not a widely known statute or proceeding; however in certain circumstances, it can be highly effective and an appropriate course of action. The Marchman Act is used to obtain a court order to provide for involuntary assessment, stabilization, and treatment for a person who is in need of substance abuse treatment and has refused services on their own. It is a two step process, one for assessment and the other for treatment. The goal is to determine whether a person should be subject to an involuntary order requiring substance abuse assessment and or treatment. The basis for filing a Petition includes, that a person meets the criteria for involuntary admission: (a) there is a good fait