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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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What to Know Regarding an Immigration Court Venue Change?


21 April, 2020

When someone has been detained by U.S. Immigration patrols and is later released from detention, they will generally receive a Notice to Appear (“NTA”). Such document instructs the non-citizen to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date and/or location. Generally, the NTA will be issued to the immigration court that is closest to where the individual was arrested. If the arrest occurs away from relatives and friends, the non-citizen will likely be without familial support the day of the hearing. The most common question in situations like this, is whether the hearing can be moved to a different location where the non-citizen may have relatives and friends?

As mentioned above, the NTA will specifically list the location of the court to which the non-citizen must appear. While the usual procedure is to have the non-citizen appear to the court closest to the location where he or she was arrested, the non-citizen may have the opportunity to seek a change of venue (court location). The decision to change immigration court locations is ultimately up to the Immigration Judge presiding over the case. Factors that may influence the Immigration Judge’s decision could be the amount of times the case has been rescheduled already and whether the non-citizen has alternative options to remain in the United States.

The process of requesting an immigration court venue change will require the non-citizen to state the date and time of the next scheduled hearing. The request must also respond to the allegations set forth in the NTA. In the event that the case is denied, the non-citizen must name a country to which they will return to after the hearing.

The request to change venues must explain in detail what type of relief the non-citizen seeks from the immigration court. But most importantly, the request must set forth the reasons why the non-citizen seeks a different location from the one initially listed on the notice to appear. While many non-citizens request to move the hearing to an immigration court closer to relatives or friends for financial and emotional support, it is also possible to make such request in the event that the non-citizen has moved. However, if those are the grounds for the request, the Court will require the non-citizen to provide proof of the address change. The required form that needs to be submitted is the EOIR Form-33/IC.

The request asking for the change of venue must be made with the court where the hearing is currently scheduled. Such request must be filed by form of a motion which includes all requirements set by the Court and described in the Immigration Court Practice Manual. The drafting of the referenced motion and following court proceedings are complex and require an understanding of the details of immigration law. The well-seasoned immigration attorneys at Theus Law Offices are readily available to ease the process for you or someone you may know.

Theus Law Offices specializes in a complete range of estate planning and elder law services, including wills, trusts, probate, successions, estate administration and probate litigation. If you need a Louisiana will or trust lawyer, or a succession attorney in Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, or elsewhere in Central Louisiana, let our certified estate planning specialist and probate lawyers help you.


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