We were staying in Florida on vacation when a call for a swimming rescue led to a family member being taken into custody and involuntarily confined. We were in a scary and difficult situation, with only a few days before we were to return home. Mark responded right away on a weekend and took immediate action to secure release. He gave direct and reliable advice and made us feel like we had an ally in this fight.
Robert – Florida
Mark really came through for my family. A family member was Baker Acted based on the misunderstanding of another family member. The medical complex did not want to hear any explanations. After three days of frustration, we got Attorney Astor involved and our family member was home within a few hours of filing for their release!
Robert – Florida
Attorney Astor you did a wonderful job. Thank you and Raphe for helping him to leave that facility. They tried to ask him to sign up for 3 more weeks, but he declined. He still needs help so we are arranging for additional treatment.
C.K. – Wisconsin
I highly recommend Mark, he is the only reason my wife was abe to get out of the prison calle North Tampa Behavior Health. Under the Baker Act my wife was taken from our home at 1am. Once I was able to contact her and found out what the place was like, I was extremely upset, then when I learned that even before the 72 hours would be up they filed a ( doc ?) with the court that Friday morning to extend her ” confinement “. I called Mark at 10:30 am the same day, even though I was an emotional basket case he was able to calm me down enough to get the information he needed and a ( doc ?) filed by that afternoon and was in front of a judge before the end of the day. although that was denied he pressed on, and we had a court date set for the following week. Then he put together a/the ( doc ? ) and had a copy faxed to the institution by (date?). During all this time my wife had only 15 min interview with a psychiatrist, once they learned that Mark filed papers for a court date they tried four times to get my wife to sign a voluntarily commitment. Having relayed Mark’s advice not to sign anything, she didn’t. Come Monday morning they decided they would not go to court and released her by 2:30 pm. I know that without Marks excellent work my wife would be there still.
D.G. – Tampa
Mark Astor exceeded my expectations with a prompt response and dedication to our child’s case. The time was not the most convenient and he was there to take quick action. Everything was handled in the most professional way.
C.C. – Fort Lauderdale
Mark and the team at Baker Act Attorneys are the group of people you want in your corner in your time of need. Within a few hours of contacting Mark, he had already prepared and filed a motion for the release of my loved one who desperately needed to come home. After a hearing was scheduled, I was notified that my family member was going to be discharged. I am certain that without Mark’s help this would not have happened and my loved one would still have been held “For Their Own Good”. The process of involuntary commitment is highly stressful and a daunting task to take on by yourself. If you don’t know what the process is or how to fight it you can only make things worse and much more challenging to overcome. Call Mark and his team and you will feel the weight come off your shoulders knowing that you have the best people working for you.
K.B. – Bradenton
Mark Astor was the answer to my prayers before I even had the chance to pray. We could not have found a better lawyer, and we wholeheartedly recommend Mark for your legal needs! Thank You Mark.
D.S. – Jacksonville
I never realized when I made the desperate call to Mark Astor, that he would save my 20 year old daughters life! Mark was a lawyer 2nd and a true caring person 1st! He was professional, sincere, and had a true concern, and I was happy to hire him to help us. Thank for you for everything Mark, you are amazing!
P.R. – Miami
My husband and I felt that Mark was a true friend, and not just our lawyer. This was one of the hardest things we had to do as parents but we know it was the right decision. We cannot thank Mark enough for all his help and support, especially as this all happened the same week as hurricane IRMA
N.S. and M.S. – Jacksonville
“I would wholeheartedly recommend Mark Astor to anyone who has a family member with mental health, drug or alcohol issues and need representation. He will truly fight for you to the end.
L.S. – Boca Raton
It is our complete honor and privilege to recommend attorney Mark Astor. He is someone who first listens, then thoroughly and objectively considers all possible evidence before making a decision. He also had superior speaking and writing skills, which were extremely beneficial to our case. Eternally grateful!!
E.M. – Pompono Beach
Thank you thank you thank you!! Your maturity of character, personal convictions and dedication was well reflected, and our family cannot thank you enough for getting our son home.
W.T. – Fort Lauderdale
We felt Mr. Astor always put our wellbeing before himself in order to accomplish what was right and true. He not only read and researched the evidence of our case, but researched other similar cases so he could get us the best possible outcome.
J.S. – Miami
I am an anxious person and sometimes a relentless person, but our attorney never made me feel that I was either badgering or bothering him. He almost always answered our phone calls and if he didn’t, he was always very quick to respond to us. They made themselves available during times that most would consider after hours, and were always thorough and patient in explaining the details, status, and developments in our case. Thanks again for everything, and God Bless you.
K.T. – Miami
Mark Astor helped save my son’s life after he was wrongfully Baker Acted in Florida. He has been a Godsend to us, I highly recommend Mark if you’re faced with a Baker Act situation. Cannot thank him enough!!!” – M.T., West Palm Beach, FL
P.D. – West Palm Beach
To be honest, we never ever expected a lawyer to go as above and beyond like this. Rest assured that if we are ever in need of legal assistance again, we will be calling you Mark.
T.E. – New York
We have no idea how we could have made it through and or settled matters without you. Thank you SO much for your help, support, guidance, professional expertise and knowledge!!
P.W. – Aventura, FL
The moment we spoke, I knew I had the “right” attorney. Highly recommend Mark Astor for a Baker Act or Marchman Act case.
E.J. – Miami
Mark was worth every dime of his fee, which was not unreasonable. He was so skillful in handling everything thrown at us by the other party and the judge that I never had to testify saving the possibility of complications. I was extremely happy with the outcome!!
D.M. – Orlando
As it turned out, I knew Mark’s father over 30 years ago and I knew he came from great lineage and was well respected. If you hire Mark, I’m confident you will be well served as I was.
R.K. – Ft. Myers