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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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4381 Questions Answered

Q. Can someone use text message as Evidence to against another person in court, Or Investigated Even citizens arrested.
A: Yes, a text message can be admitted into evidence, assuming it complies with all other rules of evidence, including relevance and assuming it's not hearsay.
Q. Is the opposing party allow to request a deposition on a family case via a telephone call?
A: Are you asking about requesting (scheduling with the opposing party) the deposition or are you asking about a telephonic deposition? If it's the former, no; the notice of deposition has to be in writing. If it's a telephonic deposition, sure; the deponent would be at the location of the court reporter, who would also, as a notary, administer the oath. Other parties could appear by telephone, assuming that the appropriate technology is available. What possible objection would you have to this?
Q. Husband and wife are on the lease agreement. Their 25 year old son is now living with them.
A: You can't; you are not their landlord. You could, however, try to persuade the landlord to do so.
Q. which State has jurisdiction?
A: Your attorney would know best, but I don't think that the Florida court will decline jurisdiction which it clearly has under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (Florida Statute 61.501 et seq.).
Q. Sighned birth certificate I been paying every since. back pay 15,000 hes 18 next month..what happens now
A: Is there a court order pursuant to which you have been paying this child support? If so, the order should provide when you can stop making payments (normally when the child turns 18 or often when he also finishes school]. I don't know what you mean by "... back pay 15,000 [dollars, I assume] …".
Q. The title company paid 28k to a collection firm to pay off a judgement that had been dismissed 120 days nothing
A: So what would you like to know? It appears that you might have a claim against the title company.
Q. What are the ramifications of not allowing my child to see his grandparents when a judge has granted a temporary order.
A: If you think the temporary order presents dangers for the child, ask that the temporary order be modified ASAP. Until that happens, you should follow the temporary order.
Q. Hello i am an italian journalist living in belgium working for an american company. They ask me to sign an indeterminate
A: How do you mean that a contract providing that they will pay you $667 per month "indeterminate"? By the law of what jurisdiction is such a contract insufficient on those grounds? Is the American company in Florida? If not, you should probably ask this question in another section of Justia; Florida law doesn't apply.
Q. I am a victim of domestic, sexual, and financial abuse. Is there any laws that protect against joint debt?
A: The problem will be that the creditor didn't force you to co-sign. Unless you can prove that the creditor had knowledge of coercion, I don't think you would prevail.
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