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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
Florida
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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Education
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. / History (1973)
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University of Puget Sound
J.D.
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2061 Questions Answered

Q. What if a 19 year old gets a 14 yr old pregnant in florida and parents dont want charges pressed
A: Whether to press charges is not up to the parents; although depending on the circumstances the authorities might possibly elect not to prosecute.
Q. Can my grandmother remove me from our condo deed in Florida?
A: No, she can't. the deed names her and you (the quoted language, if accurate, is somewhat confusing, because it refers to "a single women (sic)" twice, but definitely creates a JTWROS. The dead could only be defeated were she to sue to cancel the deed, survive you (i.e.: remain living after you had died), or join with you in executing a subsequent deed.
Q. can my ex force me to go to NJ to fight for custody of our children if she had previously signed away custody in FL
A: If the Florida court entered a final order, the New Jersey court doesn't have jurisdiction. Check the Florida court file (contact the clerk or look online) to see if the judgment is in there.
Q. In New York, can you waive rights to a decedent's estate?
A: If the property manager believes that the decedent's brother must appoint someone to collect the property, what's to stop the brother from appointing the property manager? As a practical matter, the brother can't be forced to do anything; the brother could simply do nothing and let the property manager figure out what to do.
Q. Can I be arrested for non payment on title loan in Florida?
A: If I correctly understand your question, no. But I'm really not sure what you mean by a "title loan".
Q. Can the prosecutor and defense attorneys agree on stipulation unbeknownst to the defendant?
A: It is doubtful that he was indicted pursuant to a stipulation. Normally an indictment is made with a grand jury, prior to any involvement by any attorney for the defendant. And in any event, it seems undisputable that Internet usage, provided that the computers involved are in separate states, is interstate commerce. But your friend can ask that the stipulation be set aside, if it would do any good.
Q. Does a written will with out 2 wittness /// and only a notary stamp and signature of notary witch one is leagal
A: in Florida, a will needs to be signed by the testator before two witnesses and a notary.
Q. Is it the responsibility of the driver, insurance company or lien holder verifying proper insurance of a financed car
A: Ultimately it is your responsibility to obtain collision coverage.
Q. I will be receiving approx 130k from sale of deceased aunt's house in New York. I was a beneficiary in her will.
A: Income tax and inheritance tax are entirely different. Inheritance taxes (a tax on the heirs) are not imposed by the federal government, although the State of New York imposes an estate tax (tax on the estate of the decedent, payable by the estate, not the heirs). Double-check with a tax professional to be sure.
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Freeeport, FL 32439
USA
Cell: (850) 502-9724