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
1573 Questions Answered

Q. How can I pay him and yet have proof of payment when I am out of the country? a notary public?
A: Why not just write him a check? Write on he check "Payment in full of all claimed amounts for any and all work done to [describe boat]." If the check is cashed, you will have a record of that.
Q. Live at koa in Fl for 25yr.sold to new owner and told me I have 30 day to evict orally! What's the law?
A: You are a month-to-month (no lease) tenant, and the premises have been sold by your landlord (who has given you an oral demand that you be out in 30 days? If this is the case, the owner only has to give you a 15-day notice, but the notice has to be in writing.
Q. Do I have a case for lost property or damages for my boat being sunk and therefore destroyed against the Marina ?
A: It certainly looks like you may have a valid claim, especially if it can be proven that the boat was not plugged in and that caused the boat to submerge. You should, of course, review the agreement between you and the marina. Do you or the marina have insurance?
Q. I filed Chapter 7 in April 2008 and Discharged in December 2009. Am I currently eligible to file Chapter 7 again?
A: Yes.
Q. Can a 13 year old get emancipated if she meets all the requirements in the state of florida?
A: If, by "sexual and marital consent", you mean consent to have sex and get married, the former ("sexual consent") is not available in any case. It is not a defense to a criminal charge of "statutory rape" (what Florida calls sexual battery) that the parents gave consent. In fact, if such parents were to "consent", they might in theory be charged with aiding and abetting the crime. As far as marital consent goes, parents cannot consent to the marriage of a person under the age of 16. Florida Statute 741.0405 provides as follows: "When marriage license may be issued to persons under 18 years.— (1) If either of the parties shall be under the age of 18 years but at least 16 years of age, the county court judge or clerk of the circuit court shall issue a license for the marriage of such party only if there is first presented and filed with him or her the written consent of the parents or guardian of such minor to such marriage, acknowledged before some officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments and administer oaths. However, the license shall be issued without parental consent when both parents of such minor are deceased at the time of making application or when such minor has been married previously. (2) The county court judge of any county in the state may, in the exercise of his or her discretion, issue a license to marry to any male or female under the age of 18 years, upon application of both parties sworn under oath that they are the parents of a child. (3) When the fact of pregnancy is verified by the written statement of a licensed physician, the county court judge of any county in the state may, in his or her discretion, issue a license to marry: (a) To any male or female under the age of 18 years upon application of both parties sworn under oath that they are the expectant parents of a child; or (b) To any female under the age of 18 years and male over the age of 18 years upon the female’s application sworn under oath that she is an expectant parent. (4) No license to marry shall be granted to any person under the age of 16 years, with or without the consent of the parents, except as provided in subsections (2) and (3)." So application to court would have to be made pursuant to subsections (2) and (3). The fiancée would, in that case, theoretically be still subject to criminal prosecution.
Q. I got hit by a car last night but didn't go to the hospital until today.
A: It will depend upon the nature of your injuries. Did you report the incident to the police?
Q. Family law question florida
A: You write that "She has no idea she's even lost custody or that her child support has been terminated." Was she served with notice of the hearings? If so, she should have some idea. Yes, your fiancé might ask the police to send someone along when he goes to pick up the child, in case she becomes belligerent and possibly violent. However be aware that they may require a writ of assistance from the court.
Q. Can you modify cs arears payments ? I pay $880 a month ..need it lower to live .
A: No, you cannot retroactively lower the amount of a child support judgment against you. Have you considered a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing which may perhaps allow you to spread the past-due child support over a longer period of time?
Q. What happens to back child support when the child passes away?
A: Your husband owed the obligee (the child's mother, I assume). The obligee, as the person with primary custody, supported the child during the time during which the back child support accrued. Thus he still owes it.
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