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Can we help you to secure your loved one’s release from a Baker Act facility even if the facility has already filed a Petition for Involuntary Placement?
Is there one thing that is consistent in every lawsuit you file in order to secure someone’s release from a Baker Act facility?
Once the Baker Act facility has filed a petition for involuntary placement, how long does my loved one have to wait to see the judge?
If my loved one is being illegally held under the Baker Act can I file my own Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus?
Is it ok if I just wait to see what happens if my loved one is suffering from a substance use or mental health disorder?
Should I decide against putting my loved one into treatment because I don’t want them to be insulted or offended?
When your loved one says that this time it will be different or they can do this on their own, should you believe them?
What are the five (5) options when dealing with a loved one who has a substance use and/or mental health disorder?
Is Prayer enough? Prayer can be a powerful tool in helping a loved one with a substance use or mental health disorder, but prayer and and action is even more powerful.
If my loved one has been Baker Acted in the past, will they automatically be Baker Acted again if I call the police?
If I’m stuck in a Baker Act facility and I have no one on the outside who can help me, can you get me out?
What are your rights as a mother, father, boyfriend, girlfriend, and/or significant other if your loved one has been Baker Acted?
Should I file a Marchman Act or guardianship if I don’t want my loved one potentially going to jail?
Will you file a Baker Act petition for me if I agree to file a Marchman Act and/or guardianship after?
I have a Power of Attorney and/or Health Care Proxy but the Baker Act facility still won’t release my loved one.
If we retain your firm to get my loved one out of a Baker Act facility does that mean we’re getting money?
What do the Baker Act, Marchman Act, and Guardianship statutes have in common, AND, how could they be used together in the same case?
Should you sign a voluntary admission agreement if you’ve been promised that you’ll be released if you do so?
Can the Baker Act facility create Baker Act criteria to support a case to get a court order extending your detention?
If I file an Internal Affairs complaint agains the police will that get my loved one released from a Baker Act facility?
Don't Baker Act your loved one just because they have a substance use disorder (alcohol, marijuana, pills, etc)
Do we have to wait for a hearing before the judge in order to get my loved one released from a Baker Act facility?
What happens if my loved one is transferred to another facility after the Petition for Habeas Corpus has been filed?
If your loved one meets criteria for a Guardianship we will never “shoehorn” you into filing a Marchman Act when it’s legally inappropriate.