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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
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Court of Claims
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U.S. District (& Bankruptcy) Court - Northern District of Florida
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U.S. District (& Bankruptcy) Court, District of Alaska
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U.S. Tax Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. (1973) | History
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University of Puget Sound
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Legal Answers
4925 Questions Answered

Q. Does restricted use of private property fall under the Fifth Amendment protection?
A: It looks to be more an equal protection issue than a 5th Amendment "Taking Clause" issue (and the comparable provisions of the Florida Constitution). Depending upon how much the regulation affects land values, it might be cost-effective to pursue.
Q. My sister was a dance teacher on trial for child molestation. The day the trial started an anonymous letter was sent
A: Yes, continuing with the trial would be proper if it in fact didn't affect the jury; and if indeed none of the jurors knew about the letter it would seem that their verdict wouldn't have been influenced by it. You probably don't know anything about whether the circumstances of the letter are still being investigated.
Q. I got a ticket for speeding and the officer clocked me doing 65 in a 55 but in the description of what the ticket is for
A: The ticket says you were actually going 20 over the limit, but you are being charged with only 10 over? So what's the problem? The officer gave you a break, or figured that he/she couldn't prove that you were going 20 over.
Q. What state would you file for custody of a child when the parents live in 2 different states
A: The state where the child has lived for the past six months.
Q. a vehicle was totaled by insurance i have stored it i want to be payed or i want title
A: So what do you want to know? Send the pertinent parties (the fiancé company if any, the insurance company, and your friend) letters requesting that they sign the title to you or pay your storage fee.
Q. Can a small claims case be filed in Florida for a unlawful towing? And how would I go about doing so?
A: Check with the clerk of court in your county about small claims procedures.
Q. My mother passed and left the house to me 100% her household items are in trust 50/50 to me and my brother
A: And then give your brother written notice that you put it in the storage unit. Give him the key and let him get it at his convenience. I believe you would only have to pay the first month's rent; the brother would have to pay additional months' rent if he fails to pick up the stuff promptly.
Q. Traffic Citation with another drivers registration information on the ticket
A: It appears to me that the drive who was ticket somehow had your driver's license. Go to the hearing and be prepared to prove that it wasn't you who was speeding, nor was it your vehicle.
Q. which skill did jamestown colonists learn that supported permanent settlement
A: It wasn't the law in Florida concerning sexual harassment.
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