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The Duties of an Executor of a Texas Will

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Aug 20, 2018 12:30:00 PM

The executor of a Texas will carries out the duties of closing out a person's estate according to their last wishes. An executor deals with gathering the deceased person's assets, notifying all creditors of the death, paying any outstanding debts and distributing the assets to heirs. This accomplishes two things for the deceased. First, it ensures that their assets are protected and not improperly seized by a person who is not entitled to them. Second, it takes the burden of these tasks off of the family as they go through the grieving process. Here's a closer look at the duties of an executor of a will in Texas.

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Understanding the Texas Court System

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Jul 17, 2018 5:22:05 PM

Each state in America is allowed to make its own laws, as long as they do not violate the Constitution of the United States. State courts act as the final arbiters in interpreting these laws in accordance with the constitution and legal codes of the specific state. About 90 percent of all the cases heard in the American court system happen at the state level.

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Common Causes of Employee and Employer Disputes

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Jun 25, 2018 5:31:21 PM
Disputes between employees and employers are not new. They have been happening ever since the concept of employment began. Today, there are courses of action available to both employees and employers to help settle disputes of all kinds. Here are some of the most common employee and employer disputes that occur.
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Topics: employee disputes

Tough Law Firm Presents The Conflict Zone, a Vietnam War Photography Display at Glade Cultural Center

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Jun 20, 2018 1:44:00 PM

The Tough Law Firm is proud to present a nationally acclaimed exhibit, The Conflict Zone, a Vietnam War Photography Display of The 1st 30 Dog Tags from the Afghanistan & Iraqi War at Glade Cultural Center for an open house on July 2nd from 10AM - 1PM. There will be brunch bites provided by Victory Pie Co., an exhibit tour in company of Exhibit Curator, art activities and games and live musical talent from Purple Heart recipient Lance Pettis. The exhibit will remain open through the month of July. 

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Administrative Law

Posted by Tough Law Firm on May 18, 2018 3:08:48 PM

Administrative law is the branch of law that, essentially, governs the government. It focuses on what the administrative agencies within that government can do, and whether they are allowed to perform particular kinds of actions. Because of that, these agencies have checks and balances that they must adhere to, and they have to fall within certain guidelines when they make laws, changes and adjustments to any rules.

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Topics: administrative law

Commercial Leases in Texas

Posted by Tough Law Firm on May 9, 2018 11:39:00 AM

Are you looking to relocate your business? Or perhaps you're adding a second or third location or renting new warehouse space for your expanding inventory. If so, you know that the details in your commercial lease are things you will have to live with for the months and years to come. Negotiate the terms poorly and your company could be paying the price for a long time. It just makes good business sense to have a good commercial attorney review your lease before you sign anything.

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When and How You Can Enforce a No-Compete Agreement

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Apr 27, 2018 5:27:26 PM

How to Protect Your Business When Hiring

There’s inevitably some element of risk in hiring people to work in your business, and wise employers will always take steps to minimize it.

This is usually relatively straightforward for as long as an individual remains employed within the business and working under the direct supervision of management.

But the commercial and reputational risks posed by former employees may be much harder to control.

Non-compete agreements (also known as restrictive covenants) signed alongside employment contracts can be an effective way of avoiding potential problems, but there are some key issues of which employers need to be aware.

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Real Estate Transactions and Lawyers

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Mar 20, 2018 1:44:00 PM

Real estate transactions and a lawyer must go hand-in-hand. This is because the transactions involve complexities, such as special practices and challenges, usually absent from other transactions.

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Topics: Real Estate Law

BSA’s Tall Timbers District Annual Business and Community Leadership Dinner 2018

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Feb 23, 2018 12:55:00 PM

Each year the Boy Scouts of America’s Tall Timbers District hosts an annual Business and Community Leadership Dinner. The goal of this dinner is to bring together local community leaders to share with them the mission of Scouting and simultaneously report on the progress of the Scouting program in their community.

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Topics: community

The Basics of Probate Law

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Feb 13, 2018 11:37:40 AM

With the loss of a family member, there's grief and loneliness. After mourning the deceased, the unity and peace of mind among the family members and relatives may get disrupted if they cannot agree who’s to inherit what.

If you've been named an executor of his/her estate, you might be wondering how to distribute the assets. And then, what happens to the debts owed by the deceased?

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The Tough Law Firm was founded by managing attorney Bruce Tough. Our vast expertise in the trial and appellate areas of civil litigation, corporate, family, real estate, business, estate and probate law has provided clients with the professional and dedicated representation they require. 

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