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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Legal Answers
2027 Questions Answered

Q. Adding spouse as an occupant in Florida
A: But it depends upon the terms of your lease. If, for example, the lease says something like "nobody shall occupy the unit without the landlord's consent", the landlord can probably refuse such consent.
Q. in citrus co.,fl.,3 family members on a deed ,one has passed we need her name off ,county says we need lawyer, why?
A: It is not the county's duty to give you legal advice. But generally, where there is real property involved, your late sister-in-law's estate would have to be probated (in court).
Q. What does tenant will provide back property in same condition as given mean Does it include repainting is tenant painted
A: If the walls were green, for example, and tenant painted them red, I don't think the tenant has to pain them green again. If, however, the condition of the paint on the walls is less than a tenant would expect, then the "same condition" language would apply and tenant should re-paint. You are not clear as to whether nail holes are a problem.
Q. I am thinking of purchasing a puppy out of state. If they steal my money and don't send the dog can I press charges?
A: No, you wouldn't be able to press criminal charges. It would be a civil matter and you would probably have to sue in the state where they are located. Look into an alternative to sending a check, a credit card or PayPal perhaps.
Q. Our daughter is now emancipated. Ex-husband is paying arrearages now. Ordered to pay $30/wk. Now paying $200/wk, why?
A: Your child's father was ordered to pay $30 per week, toward his past-due child support obligations, and he is nevertheless paying more: $200/ week? He is probably paying more than ordered because he can do so. What difference does it make to you?
Q. What do i when i find out the person i have been paying rent to is a squatter and not the landlord? I have documentation
A: I don't think you have suffered any damages, other than perhaps the deposits. you would have been paying rent to someone anyway.
Q. Can my neighbor cut a tree that my grandmother planted on her property
A: Which property was it upon which the tree was located; your neighbor's or the property which once belonged to your grandmother? If it's the former, it is unlikely that you have a claim unless you can established that you acquired an ownership interest to the property upon which the tree was located by adverse possession.
Q. If my husband was killed by a car airbag that deployed without reason and I subsequently receive a recall notice about
A: You have a claim for wrongful death as a result of what is likely a product defect. You should, if you have not already done so, contact a law firm which concentrates on personal injury, as soon as possible. But yes, it is possible that the recall notice will help your case.
Q. i have to move for work 70 miles can i brake the lease florida
A: If you "break" the lease, you will be liable for damages.
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Freeeport, FL 32439
USA
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