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Mandatory Forum-Selection Clauses are Not Absolute

By Matt DeBoard |

Parties to a contract will often indicate the forum in which disputes are to be heard, in the event of litigation. The language usually reads something like this: “Any action resulting from any breach of this contract shall be brought in Orange County, Florida.” These are referred to as mandatory forum-selection clauses and they… Read More »

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How Joint Owners Title a Motor Vehicle Matters

By Matt DeBoard |

When more than one person owns a car, there are three different ownership options. Each option directly affects what needs to happen to sell or perform any other MVD function for that vehicle. How do you know which option you have? Look at the word between your names, usually found at the right side… Read More »

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Cook County (Chicago) Sues Facebook for Privacy Violations

By Matt DeBoard |

As anyone who was a friend of mine on Facebook knows, I was never a big fan of the site. In fact, about 5 years ago, after I grew tired of being friends with hundreds of people who I, frankly, was friends with in the first place (or were old high-school acquaintances that I… Read More »

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Six Mistakes to Avoid After Being Involved in a Car Accident

By Matt DeBoard |

Getting into a car accident is often a scary and confusing experience, and more so if the wreck involves injuries. In such circumstances, it can be hard to remember all of the things that you should remember to do to protect your ability to recover maximum compensation for your damages. At Barrister Law Firm, we’ve seen… Read More »

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Transgender Floridians Offered New Website to Smooth Name Change Process

By Matt DeBoard |

Just a few years ago Florida lawmakers aggressively fought legalizing same-sex marriage. Today, same-sex marriage is not only, legal, but openly accepted in Florida, and now transgender individuals are being helped through the process by community organizations which are trying to make it easier to legally change their names to reflect their gender identity…. Read More »

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Seller’s Remorse? You May Still Have to Sell

By Matt DeBoard |

I sat in a real estate closing last month bearing witness to a young soon-to-be mother crying her eyes out because the seller had still not signed the closing documents on a house. But it wasn’t just a house. It was the first home for a young couple who were being jerked around by… Read More »

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IKEA Recall After 8th Child Fatality

By Matt DeBoard |

IKEA has re-announced its recall of chests and dressers following the death of a 2-year-old California boy who died after he was struck by a MALM three-door dresser that had not been fastened to the wall. The recent death now means 8 children have died from injuries caused by recalled IKEA dressers since 1989…. Read More »

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What Is A HIPAA Authorization, And How Does It Work?

By Matt DeBoard |

It’s a fact of life, in our lifetimes, many of us will face a serious illness or a debilitating condition. Most of us also wish our loved ones to be kept well informed about our condition and illness. But unless you have completed and properly executed a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)… Read More »

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Death Dinners, Part II: The Importance of Estate Planning

By Matt DeBoard |

As we talked about last time, Death Dinners are growing in popularity, and we think they are a fabulous idea. It’s a way to “break the ice” when talking to your loved ones about your estate plan. Talking about death over dinner may not seem appetizing, but this idea came about because so many… Read More »

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Law Hopes to Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars

By Matt DeBoard |

We live in a fast-paced society. Unfortunately, living in the hustle and bustle of modern-day life can leave some parents forgetting about what should be the most important thing in their lives – their children. And in Florida, that forgetfulness can be deadly. Recently, several lawmakers in Congress propounded a bill that, if approved, could help… Read More »

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