Filing Pleadings

Filing for the Marchman Act

Preparing Marchman Act Pleadings

An essential element of Filing a Marchman Act case with the court is the preparation of the necessary paperwork called pleadings.

In our practice, we have prepared and filed many hundreds of Marchman Act pleadings including the Petition for Involuntary Assessment and the Petition for Involuntary Services. The paperwork/pleadings must demonstrate to the Court that the individual meets the Marchman Act criteria for involuntary assessment and treatment.

We meet with the client and get a complete history of the addict and alcoholic’s abuse of substances, behaviors, job losses, arrests, prior treatments, legal consequences, and so forth, in order to draft the Marchman Act pleadings.

Our staff takes the time to work with the Clerk of Court to make sure that the hearings are scheduled properly and that all parties receive the pleadings and notice of the hearings.

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