Questions Answered by Terrence H Thorgaard

Q: How can I receive transcripts from a court trail from 2002?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Was the verdict appealed? If so, check the appellate record.

If not, contact the court reporter, if you can find out who that was.

Q: Back Support and Texas estate inheartance

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It would depend upon whether the funds are immediately payable to the obligor (person who owes the child support) by the estate. Post your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Texas › for more details.

Q: We are renters of a house in foreclosure. The courts just issued the final judgement with a sale date of August 8.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Florida on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You have until the foreclosure sale, assuming you keep paying your rent to your landlord (who will remain your landlord until the sale).

Q: Can I sue my employer for treating me different from everyone else?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No, your employer is not required to treat you like everyone else, unless he is treating you differently on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, or other such classification.

Q: Do our tenants get their security deposit back with the FL Early Termination & Liquidated Damages fee?

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It's difficult to say because you only included a couple of clauses from the contract. One would have to read the full contract to see if your management company is reading it correctly.

Q: 24 hr eviction. I was allowed back on property and living in shed after sheriff left. File for eviction again?

3 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
The landlord told you that you could stay in the shed until Monday? The landlord would probably file, in the same case, for a supplemental writ of assistance, directing the sheriff to eject you from the property.

Q: I have an administrative suspension in NH can I drive in another state

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No. You have to have a license, from somewhere, to drive. If your license is suspended, it's not valid anywhere.

Q: A corporation I owned, which is no longer currently active, is being sued for services provided that caused damages

3 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Also, if the corporation which " is no longer currently active" was improperly "would up", or dissolved, you may be liable for contract claims as well.

Q: Siblings inherit property in CA. 1 signs quitclaim to other. Grantee dies (intestate in CA) before grantor. What now?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No, probably not, although it is a matter of California law, not Florida law. Why didn't you ask this in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › California›?

Q: i have a signed lease that says I can't use my 2 months security deposit to pay for the last month rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If you don't pay the rent when due, and instead expect them to take it out of the security deposit, you will be in breach of the lease and they can sue to evict you.

Q: Mom is 87 yrs old and is behind on a 112,000 mortgage, can she walk away ?

3 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
The mortgagee might seek a deficiency judgment against her, although it might not be possible to collect such a judgment.

Q: Hello my dad passed way two year ago I he have a house whit a lien on it can still transfer title to my name

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You need to file a probate petition. Assuming that the property is in Florida, you should contact a Florida attorney who can advise you how to proceed. It may be necessary to pay off the lien, but in any case I would doubt that the lien will show on YOUR credit reports.

Q: A friend was told he needs pacemaker defibrillator but dr won’t do surgery because he drinks is this legal

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Answered on Apr 5, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Yes. No doctor is required by law to treat a patient. Your friend can always look for another doctor.

Q: Can my sister kick our mother out her home even though I gave her 9,000 towards the purchase of her home?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It looks like you should have drawn up a contract with your sister. Assuming that you didn't, the $9,000 would probably be considered a gift with no enforceable strings attached.

Q: My son received a notice from a lawyer's office asking him to pay $188 for a no seat belt ticket from two years ago the

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Who does the lawyer represent?

You indicate that "in fact the ticket exists". Does it name your son as the person ticketed? Whose car is shown on the ticket?

Q: I WAS DEFRAUDED IN RENTING A PROPERTY . THE PROPERTY WAS FOUND NOW TO BE IN FORECLOSURE . WHAT CAN I DO . NO MORE MONEY

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Florida on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I assume it's a tax foreclosure rather than a mortgage foreclosure. In any event, it depends upon the terms of your lease if you have one. If you still have, pursuant to the terms of the lease (or at-will tenancy), the right to occupy the premises when the foreclosure is complete and the landlord looses title, you could sue the landlord for breach of contract.

Q: I work for a veterinarian 9 years he’s selling his business says he won’t give me my 2 weeks vacation can he do this.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It depends on whether you have a written employment contract providing for such vacation time.

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