Joe Considine has the experience, negotiating skills and practical knowledge in Marchman Act, Family Law, and courtroom procedure to aggressively advocate for your interests, to fight for your future, to protect your children and to gain the independence you need to move on with your life. He is a persuasive litigator and innovative problem solver.
You need an experienced lawyer to handle your case. There are many rules of civil procedure and evidence that must be followed in court to optimize your chances of success. Many lawyers are unfamiliar with all of these rules. You need someone familiar with the courtroom and the local judges. Mr. Considine has litigated many different civil cases from divorces, contract disputes, Marchman Act cases, and significant personal injury cases over his long career as an attorney. While his practice is focused on divorce and family law cases, including Marchman Act, his experience is broad and extensive in the courtroom. He has practiced and tried cases before many of our local judges.
Joe Considine is the choice of many treatment centers who often refer clients to him. If your loved one is suffering from substance abuse, Joe Considine can help you choose the right solution to protect their best interests and as well as your family’s best interests through the Marchman Act.
Part of a Family Law attorney’s job is to assist in alleviating stress and fear by helping you through the divorce process. Joe Considine will achieve for you a clear and binding settlement agreement that provides financial and custodial stability, allowing you to move independently into your future.
When substance abuse or drug addiction affects a friend or member of your family, there is a legal procedure that allows you to confidentially request a court order for assessment, stabilization and treatment. In Florida, this procedure is called “The Marchman Act.” This measure provides court-ordered consequences if the person does not follow the court’s directives.
Mr. Considine, using the Marchman Act, has the experience assisting families with the difficult decisions they are faced with when a loved one is in the midst of the devastation of drug addiction and/or alcoholism and is unwilling to seek help. He will get your loved into treatment.
Joe Considine has more than 30 years experience as a divorce attorney, handling different types of complex and more routine divorces. He understands you are concerned about you well-being, that of your children and your finances. Joe Considine has helped hundreds of people protect themselves and their children from the difficulties of divorce. He understands what is at stake when it comes to your family and he will act for you accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Marchman Act
Q- Does the Marchman Act work? I have heard people in recovery programs and on daytime television remark that people do not get clean and sober until they really want to. What’s the deal?
A- It was conventional wisdom that “no one gets help until they really want it”. But that’s simply not true, and in fact, that attitude is dangerous. The science, borne out by numerous studies by highly credentialed experts from prestigious institutions, tells us that court ordered treatment is at least as effective, if not more effective, than voluntary treatment...
...My niece has been in and out of Rehab facilities for years. She has been unable to overcome her addiction to opioids, heroin and cocaine. As her trustee I was about to throw my hands up in despair. The heart wrenching details of the activities she was engaging in to secretly supply her habit demonstrated how far the disease had progressed. I didn’t know where to turn next, but as a lawyer, I had heard of the Marchman Act. By a stroke of good luck, I was recommended to you... Your advice has helped to make the first real in-roads and has restored our hope that with constant vigilance and support, my niece will successfully continue to treat this disease. She is a very bright and lovely young woman with a beautiful toddler daughter. She loves her child and her child needs her. But we have seen that bond hasn’t been enough to ward off these demons. The intense treatment and counseling you have recommended and implemented is the key... You should take pride in knowing that you are a true counselor. You have dedicated your life to saving and improving the lives of others. There is no higher calling.
...We so needed your expertise, experience and insight to help us navigate a really rough situation in a swift and delicate manner. Your advice and care eased the minds of our entire family and the pain we initially felt in using the Marchman Act to save a loved one’s life. Your way of explaining that we were doing the right thing made it a much easier decision. We are very fortunate that there is a Marchman Act and that there is a Joe Considine.
West Palm Beach Attorney Joe Considine has been rated Excellent by Avvo.com and is a former C.P.A. with over 1500 litigated cases.
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