Hiring a lawyer is a huge decision no matter why you need one. The good news is that most legal firms, including Tough Law Firm, offer free legal consultations to help you determine if the lawyer is a good fit for your needs. By taking the time to prepare your questions in advance, you can make the most of this short session.
The new year means a new set of laws and legal requirements; many of these changes are expansions or modifications of existing laws and are designed to enhance lives and protect citizens. From making it easier for human trafficking victims to seek help to adding more courts to process an ever-growing case load in a more timely manner, here are the latest changes to Texas law in 2019:
The United States in now in the third week of a partial shutdown of the federal government. There's much uncertainty among furloughed federal workers and citizens throughout the country. Here in Houston, as everywhere else in the U.S., people are wondering what may be the consequences to their own lives if the shutdown continues deeper into 2019.
The holidays are hectic. Even places like courthouses and government offices are busy, because people are trying to get things done while they have some time-off from work. The last thing you need is to get to your destination and realize that it's closed.
Here are the upcoming holidays for both Harris County and Montgomery County, so you can plan your schedule without any surprises.
If you live in The Woodlands area you may have heard the name Bruce Tough, but why? Who is he? Bruce Coulson Tough, Attorney at Law, is the Founder and Managing Shareholder of Tough Law Firm in The Woodlands, Texas. But founding a law firm in The Woodlands is not all he's known for. In fact, Bruce and his family have been involved in The Woodlands community for decades.
A will is a legal document by which an individual expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be administered and managed after their demise. A living will is a statement indicating a person's desires in regards to future medical treatments when they are no longer able to issue an informed consent. The former comes into effect after one has died while the latter is reserved for health care decisions.
Bruce Tough recently attended the Celebration of Excellence event held at Glade Gallery and helped celebrate his good friend Steve Leakey’s selection as a Hometown Hero for 2018. Bruce along with his father, Coulson Tough, Gil Staley, and Barry Blanton are all previously recognized Hometown Hero’s.
Board Member Bruce Tough recently attended the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber monthly September luncheon to see a presentation by guest speaker Missy Herndon, CEO and President of Interfaith. Bruce has proudly supported, and continues to support, Interfaith and the HOPE Gala supporting Missy’s son, Will Herndon. Also pictured is Steve Leakey, who is being honored as a Hometown Hero 2018 for his community giving and leadership.
It’s an unfortunate fact of business life that, for a wide variety of reasons, the time may come when it is necessary to wind up or dissolve the company.
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.