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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. (1973) | History
University of Puget Sound
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4553 Questions Answered

Q. Out of state small claims court question
A: It depends. If the suit is filed in Florida, the lawyer must be admitted to practice law in Florida. If it's filed in your home state, the lawyer would have to be admitted to practice in your home state. It's not clear which possible suit you are asking about: the breach of contract or the defamation. Of course one could be a counter-claim to the other.
Q. My inlaws paid off a sub-loan in 2003 from a bank that went bankrupt and they need proof. How can they get proof?
A: When a bank folds, another bank is assigned to step in and, among other things, keep its records. Find the successor bank and ask them.
Q. How important is the time for acceptance date if it has expired before the contract is executed?
A: Who is trying to enforce the contract? The party who offered the contract (including the "must accept by" language) can probably enforce it. The other party probably could not unless that party did something, after acceptance, to ratify the contract.
Q. I have an injunction on me from an ex-girlfriend/coworker. Am I in violation if I talk to people about it at work?
A: Assuming the injunction only prohibits you from contacting her or going near her, no, you would not be in violation for talking to others about it. But to be sure, read the injunction.
Q. I am an heir to property in Georgia and my uncle is try to become the administrator of the property what does that mean
A: I guess that means that he has applied to be personal representative (also called "executor" in some places), but to be sure you should ask your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Georgia › Probate >.
Q. Is it legal to put fake names, birthdays, and answering not honestly for a valentines day matching survey?
A: In a word, yes. It's not illegal to lie to a non-governmental institution, at least if it's not under oath.
Q. Is it legal to hire an outside help to do a small job on condominium property and deduct the cost from monthly assessme
A: No, if you pay someone to fix a problem in a common area, you cannot deduct the payment from your monthly assessment.
Q. what does this mean? "Order Denying Injunction Before Hearing Recorded"
A: It appears that the judge denied her request for a restraining order, and signed an order so denying it. Then the order was recorded (so as to possibly constitute some sort of a lien on real property).
Q. Who gets a keep the security deposit being held in escrow by the broker?
A: Generally, yes; that is the point of a security deposit, to protect the landlord in the case of a breach by the tenant.
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