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Terrence H Thorgaard

Terrence H Thorgaard

  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Estate Planning...
  • Alaska, Florida
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I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, where I practiced law from 1977. I was a municipal attorney for the first part of my legal career, and then switched to private practice. I conducted a general private law practice, with emphasis in civil litigation and bankruptcy. I also taught several college-level courses relating to various aspects of the law. In 2004, my family and I moved to Florida and have been here ever since. From 2011 to 2015 I worked for another lawyer in Walton County, assisting him in his office, especially with scheduling of attendance at real estate foreclosure hearings in behalf of secured creditors. I was admitted to the Florida bar in 2016.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Aviation Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Claims
U.S. District (& Bankruptcy) Court - Northern District of Florida
U.S. District (& Bankruptcy) Court, District of Alaska
U.S. Tax Court
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. / History (1973)
University of Puget Sound
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2259 Questions Answered

Q. How to get my ex girlfriend out of my house in own in Alachua County Florida
A: You indicate that you "... don't have a lot of money for a bunch of court stuff ...", and at the same time ask if you can "fine an injunction". Filing an application for an injunction (or order that she leave) is indeed "court stuff", and that's probably what you will have to do.
Q. Is an unsigned receipt for cash valid in florida?
A: You may be thinking of the statute of frauds, which requires that certain contracts be reduced to writing. But in general, an unsigned receipt, obviously, would have little or no evidentiary value. If there is a signature on it, it's a judgment call whether a court will believe it's yours.
Q. Going through divorce after living apart for 4 yrs. Should I get settlement THEN petition for 2 yrs retro CS or ask now?
A: If you agree to a settlement now, you probably won't be able to come back and seek to change it so as to get retroactive child support. So, by all means, either ask for retroactive child support now, or forget about it.
A: If you don't have a written lease, yes, the landlord can. The landlord would give you written notice that your current tenancy is terminated and that you must leave in two weeks (actually 15 days, which of course is two weeks and one day). At the same time, the landlord could offer you a "new" tenancy at the increased rate.
Q. Can I ask for travel allowance to see my son when i move to go to college?
A: It is unclear what you mean by "imputed to me". Are you given credit toward the ongoing child support you otherwise would be paying? If so, the answer is "probably not"; how you support yourself and foster your relationship with your child is something you are expected to take care of. You can, of course, ask the court to modify the provisions, but it's not automatically implied in the current arrangement.
Q. How would one get a name of the at fault party for a wheelchair accident that occurred on business property?
A: Your friend can specify on the claim form that the name of the other party is unknown, noting the information you have given above. If Sam's Club does in fact have the information, your friend, your friend's attorney, or your friend's insurance company can "discover" the information from Sam's Club, using a subpoena or other discovery tool.
Q. Is it possible to sue a company that didn't complete services I paid for if it's filed for bankruptcy?
A: No, normally such a suit would be prohibited by the "Automatic Stay" provision of the Bankruptcy Code. You could file a claim in the bankruptcy case, and possibly move for relief from the automatic stay.
Q. Can I use the same LLC information to purchase multiple businesses in different states?
A: A limited liability company (or LLC) is a business entity. Yes, it can own other businesses in multiple states.
Q. Signed a royalty agreement​ in 2008 for use of my quote. What to do now that others are utilizing it without consent?
A: Talk to a copyright (or "intellectual property") attorney.
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