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My Loved One Has Passed Away . . . What Do I Do Now?

Posted by Paula Hughes on Dec 30, 2019 12:52:00 PM

If you are reading this article because you’ve recently lost a loved one, you have our firm’s sincere condolences for your loss.  All the tasks to complete following the death of a loved one can seem overwhelming. Even more daunting is the prospect of trying to decide what should be done from a legal standpoint to resolve your loved one’s estate and property issues.  This article is designed to describe generally what surviving family members need to do after a loved one passes.  It will familiarize the reader with the various options Texas law offers to administer and resolve the estate of a deceased loved one.

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Harris County & Montgomery County 2019 - 2020 Holidays

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Dec 2, 2019 10:55:00 AM

Here are the upcoming holidays for both Harris County and Montgomery County, so you can plan your schedule without any surprises. 

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Gifts and the Law: What to Know Before you Give — or Accept — a Gift

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Nov 12, 2019 11:03:00 AM

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and the biggest gift-giving days of the year are almost upon us, making this an ideal time to discuss the legalities of gift giving. Most of us know there are some "gifts" you can't legally give. You can't give away your kids, you can't offer a "gift" ( i.e., bribe) to a government official, and while actual monetary limits vary, your work probably won't allow you to accept a large gift either. Even personal gift giving has some legal issues involved -— make sure you are ready to give and receive gifts this holiday season, or any time of year. 

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Topics: Laws

Are Your Legal Affairs in Order? Follow This Checklist to Help You Ensure They Are

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Oct 16, 2019 11:36:00 AM

It is recommended that at least once a year, or when you have a major, life changing event, you review your estate planning documents to ensure that they are in order. Changes that occur within your life can cause these issues to be dated or no longer relevant. Here is a checklist that you should follow when determining if your legal affairs are in order. 

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Topics: WIlls

Unique Clauses in Famous Wills

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Sep 18, 2019 10:14:00 AM

A last will and testament is a common tool used to document the creator's final wishes. Most wills are relatively mundane, passing property to spouses, children and other relatives without any real surprises. However, throughout history, there have been some wills that caught the world's attention with their odd and unique clauses. 

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Breach of an Employment Contract

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Aug 21, 2019 5:09:00 PM

Employment contracts help protect the interests of both the employer and the employee. Either the employee or the employer can be in breach of an employment contract. But when an employee breaches an employment contract, steps must be taken to ensure a fair and equitable settlement. 

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Topics: Employment Contract

The Difference Between a Summons and Subpoena

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Jul 16, 2019 1:33:43 PM

Two legal documentations — summons and subpoenas — look similar but are quite different. Learn more about the differences between these two common legal documents.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Lone Star Small Business of the Year Award

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Jun 5, 2019 12:18:00 PM

Lone Star College is proud to support small businesses in our area by hosting the Lone Star Small Business of the Year Award. This award recognizes local businesses who provide valuable and reputable services and also help the community. Here's more information about this prestigious award.

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The Woodlands, TX Summer Events 2019

Posted by Tough Law Firm on May 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM

Although it may seem hard to believe, we are already halfway through spring, and summer 2019 will be here before you know it. Fortunately for residents of The Woodlands, Texas and those who live in nearby communities, there is no shortage of events to keep you busy.

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Trying to Collect a Debt to Your Business? Follow These Steps.

Posted by Tough Law Firm on Apr 18, 2019 5:33:29 PM

We understand that you work hard on behalf of your customers. We work just as hard on your behalf to ensure that you are properly compensated when money is owed to you and your Texas business. Are you having trouble collecting a debt? Get in touch. We can help you understand your rights and guide you in the process of getting fair compensation. One of the most frustrating parts of running a business can be ensuring that you are paid fairly and in full when your services are rendered. If a client has failed to pay his bills, Texas law has specific procedures to follow to help you collect the debt and to be made whole. By following the steps prescribed by law, you can increase your chances of a positive outcome.

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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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