What Is The Marchman Act?

The Marchman Act is a Florida Statute that provides for the voluntary or involuntary commitment of a person for a substance abuse assessment. The Petition asking the Court to force a person to be assessed must show that there are good faith reasons to believe that:  (1) the person is substance abuse impaired, (2) because…

What Is The Baker Act?

The Baker Act is a Florida Statute that permits the involuntary admission of a person to a treatment facility for a mental health examination. An adult may be held for up to seventy-two hours for the involuntary examination.  The examination period for a minor (someone who is seventeen or younger) is shorter.  The examination will…

What About Alimony?

After equitable distribution has been made, the court may consider the award of alimony. The court may grant alimony to either the husband or the wife. In awarding alimony, the court considers many factors necessary to do equity and justice between the husband and wife.[1] For more information, please review The Florida Bar publication: https://www.floridabar.org/public/consumer/pamphlet010/.…