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Theus Law Offices is rated 5 out of 5.0 stars based on 5 review(s).

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Most people have many questions about estate planning but never make a move to go see an attorney. Before Theus' free seminar I did not even know their were attorneys that specialized in only estate planning. Thank goodness I attended...as I did not even know what asset protection was, even though I had assets. Most people think a written will is fine and pass away thinking that things will be as they wished/stated. Most times that is not the case. I urge you to go Theus Law Offices for consultation. They are friendly and down to earth with your wishes being #1. I cannot say enough good things about them. Now that I have gone to Theus I rest so much easier knowing that my wishes...are going to be held up...just as I wanted...no doubt about it....Thanks to the Theus family !

- Peyton Guillory

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The Theus Law Offices’ Family Estate Planning is a must from my perspective. I had recently lost my dad when I decide to attend the in-person Workshop at the time. My dad and I had attended a similar workshop some four (4) years prior but my dad didn’t elect at the time to move forward. I so wished that he (my dad) had done so because now I am helping my mom go through the Succession/Probate steps with a lawyer currently. If you or your loved ones haven’t made this decision with Estate Planning, I would strongly encourage you to attend this web-based workshop/webinar. Graves Theus is a great attorney to go with for this important step in you and your family’s planning for the future in many, many ways!!!

- Mark Johnson

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The Theus Law Offices’ Family Estate Planning is a must from my perspective. I had recently lost my dad when I decide to attend the in-person Workshop at the time. My dad and I had attended a similar workshop some four (4) years prior but my dad didn’t elect at the time to move forward. I so wished that he (my dad) had done so because now I am helping my mom go through the Succession/Probate steps with a lawyer currently. If you or your loved ones haven’t made this decision with Estate Planning, I would strongly encourage you to attend this web-based workshop/webinar. Graves Theus is a great attorney to go with for this important step in you and your family’s planning for the future in many, many ways!!!

- Mark Johnson

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They are a wonderful Team!

- Jessica Cole

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Estate planning is a complicated process, but my wife and I feel it is valuable and necessary. We started by attending an Estate Planning workshop offered by the Theus Law Offices and led by Jim Theus. That was about the wisest decision we have made in some time. We engaged the services of Theus Law Offices and have benefitted enormously from the direct working relationship with Jim Theus. They did not sign us up and then pass us off to a staff member. We worked with Jim Theus personally. When it was time to work with others of the staff, we found them friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Jim Theus is exceptionally competent and patiently answers questions. His due diligence is admirable. We found their fees for estate planning reasonable and fair. You would be wise to consider using the services of Theus Law Offices if you are interested in estate planning. We are grateful for their help and recommend them to you without reservations. Our loved ones will also be the beneficiaries of a comprehensive plan, as are we. Doyle L Bailey

- Doyle Bailey

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Claims Against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers for Wrongful Acts


21 September, 2018

U.S citizens, lawful permanent residents, and other individuals with lawful or unlawful status who are unlawfully arrested and detained by ICE officers may potentially have claims against the U.S government under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). FTCA claims also may consist of claims for wrongful deportation, physical abuse, wrongful death, denial of medical services, unlawful search, and denial of religious freedom.

The FTCA covers claims for both negligent and intentional torts. Intentional torts involve claims such as assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution and abuse of process. Under the FTCA, the United States is liable for certain torts to the same extent that a private individual would be liable under similar circumstances. As a result, courts must apply the law of the state where the misconduct occurred, looking to state tort law.

The question then becomes what types of damages may be recovered if the federal government is found liable. The extent of liability is assessed “in accordance with the law of the place where the act or omission occurred.” Thus, for example, if a state court sitting in Louisiana would award $100,000 in damages for an individual falsely imprisoned for two weeks, then that same damages amount would also be assessed against the Department of Homeland Security if a U.S. citizen was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned for two weeks.

Before suit may be filed in federal court, the claimant must first exhaust administrative remedies and make an administrative claim before the federal agency whose activities gave rise to the claim. The demand letter to the agency must be filed within two years of the action giving rise to the claim and must provide written notification of the incident, and the specific amount of monetary damages claimed. Federal lawsuits must then be filed within six months of the agency’s denial of the claim.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an unlawful act committed by a federal agency in Louisiana, contact attorneys at Theus Law Offices and let us assist you with the process. Failure to prosecute your claim timely may result in the loss of significant monetary damages.

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