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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. / History (1973)
University of Puget Sound
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2356 Questions Answered

Q. Can a prosecutor use a record of movement from Android GPS Location History as evidence of a defendant's whereabouts?
A: If a search warrant is issued, I assume this question is not so much about 4th Amendment search and seizure issues as it is about the probative value of such evidence. The prosecutor, in such event, would want to have testimony of an expert concerning such matters as the accuracy, reliability, etc. of the data.
Q. Can I file probate papers without an attorney in Florida.
A: Specifically, RULE 5.030. ATTORNEYS of the Florida Probate Rules provides as follows: "(a) Required; Exception. Every guardian and every personal representative, unless the personal representative remains the sole interested person, shall be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Florida. ...". The OP would not be the "sole interested person", because the siblings, and other possible heirs would be "interested".
Q. My son has passed away and I'm not allowed to see my grandchildren.Do I have any rights at all in Florida.
A: She is probably not liable for his [suicide, I assume], arguably could have been prevented had she told the people at the clinic that he was suicidal. I don't know that she had a duty to report his mental state. But you very well may have a right to see your grandchildren (minor children of your late son and the girlfriend, I assume).
Q. Can my boyfriends wages be counted towards child support during a divorce?
A: Probably not. The parents' incomes are used in the child support calculation, not a third party such as a boyfriend.
Q. My husband and we're not married or together had a son. Now we married want to give child dads name and dads name on BC?
A: What is your question? Ask Florida Vital Statistics:
Q. Backyard Shooting range on private rental property. Law says ok landlords say no. Issue not listed in lease agreement
A: If the lease doesn't prohibit it, the landlords probably cannot stop you from having the shooting range.
Q. Got married in 2015 we bought a house in 2016 but it's financed in only his name but my name is also on the deed.
A: Are you asking about a dissolution (divorce)? The house would be a marital asset, subject to equitable distribution.
Q. I am in a class action E.R.I.S.A case before the 4th circuit court of appeals-Is my award judgement proof in a chap 7 bk
A: If your Employee Retirement Income Security Act claim pertains to a pension, yes it is probably a contingent, exempt asset. See Florida Statute 222.21,
Q. My daughter is 18 and causing all kinds of trouble for me . Can I legally ask her to leave the house?
A: Yes, she's an adult; so you can ask her to leave.
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