Terrence H Thorgaard

Terrence H Thorgaard

  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Estate Planning...
  • Alaska, Florida
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Summary

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
  • Criminal 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
Education
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. / History (1973)
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University of Puget Sound
J.D.
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Legal Answers
1228 Questions Answered

Q. Once you waive your speedy trial, how many years can you be incarcerated Before your due process right isviolated.
A: Unless her speedy-trial rights were waived (generally by herself or her attorneys in her behalf), the speedy-trial rules would have long since mandated that the charges be dismissed.
Q. Am I able to file a pro-se motion in Florida if Dept. of Rev. is enforcing current child support order?
A: Who told you that it could be extended for another year? This may, or may not be correct. If the Department of Revenue has appeared in your behalf, technically you cannot file a motion unless the department first withdraws. But if the department has instead appeared in its own behalf, yes you should be able to file such a pro se motion.
Q. Purchased home 11/15 for $120K.Owner financed. Can the recorded deed show a different purchase amt.?
A: "How can this be?", you ask. Someone changed it. What does it matter?
Q. Florida question. My father died and left all real and personal property to me. he
A: I though I already answered this question a couple of days ago. Has a probate petition been filed and a personal representative been appointed? If so, the PR should file a suit against the neighbors for replevin of the personal property. The theft can also be reported to the police or sheriff.
Q. Judge ordera wife to return with child. Wife served after court date. What can i do
A: You get her served with the order and then get the court to re-schedule the hearing.
Q. I live in Fl & my cousin lives in Ga. She want to give me & my husb legal custody of her son child father is unknown
A: Whatever you question is, it concerns Georgia law, not Florida law. You need to talk to a Georgia family law attorney.
Q. I was going to move into a house. I gave $300 down but never actually moved in. Am I entitled to get the $300 back
A: That's the reason contracts of this nature should always be in writing (not necessarily drafted by a lawyer, but at least hand written as a text message or on a piece of scratch paper). One would probably assume, in the absence of a writing, that the $300 was a deposit toward rent, so that the landlord would not rent the premises to someone else. So, assuming a small claims judge agrees with me, no: you don't get it back.
Q. Can my lawyer respond to an email from my ex requesting to withdraw a motion to compel without consulting me first?
A: Unless your ex is represented by an attorney, yes your attorney can respond to the email. If you don't want your attorney to withdraw the motion (as requested in the email) tell your attorney ASAP that you don't want the motion withdrawn.
Q. Florida question. My father died and left all real and personal property to me. he
A: You, or your father's personal representative if that's someone else, would sue the neighbors for replevin (return of the personal property).
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51 Cross Creek Circle
Freeeport, FL 32439
USA
Cell: (850) 502-9724