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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
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. (1973) | History
University of Puget Sound
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4446 Questions Answered

Q. Is my daughter's father allowed to make changes to her extra-curricular activities after years of not being involved?
A: It appears from you question that he already has the right to visitation on certain weekends. If this is so, he will not have to take you to court; he can control her activities during the time he exercises visitation.
Q. We purchased 2 puppies from a pet store. One is sick with a genetic, hereditary skin disease that will require alot
A: It's called "Ask a Lawyer". What that means is that you are supposed to actually ask a question.
Q. How long does probate generally take? I'm visiting Florida for a week to handle my father's affairs. Is that enough time
A: No, depending on what kind of probate case you are doing it probably will take a lot longer than that. But in general you don't have to be present in Florida to " go through probate".
Q. What are my son's agent's legal obligations to him once we've signed? (He's an actor.)
A: It generally depends upon the terms of the agent's contract.
Q. I left out of state and my parents stayed in my apartment my landlord doesn’t want to add them to the lease
A: The landlord doesn't have to add your parents to the lease. Is your landlord threatening to evict them?
Q. Can a motion granted by the appellate courts judge, be dismissed by a bankruptcy court judge?
A: No, probably not. Your terminology makes your question somewhat confusing, but the order granted by the state DCA would probably not be subject to collateral attack in the bankruptcy court.
Q. am i still given homestead exemption and other first time buyer benefits if i have a co-signer in Florida?
A: Probably, assuming that the "co-signer" isn't actually a co-owner.
Q. I hold the title (JTWROS) to Florida property after my husband's death. The estate, litigated to claim 1/2 ownership.
A: Probably. Ask you lawyer.
Q. How long will a grand larceny warrant stay active in indiana if no arrest is made?
A: Why didn't you ask your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Indiana› Criminal Law ›? And what does this have to do with Florida law?
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Freeeport, FL 32439
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