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
1705 Questions Answered

Q. We had 50/50 custody. We moved. Now we're back can the mother leave with the child to another state?
A: I'm not understanding how you were able to go to Michigan for a year without modifying the time sharing plan. But assuming that this plan is still in effect, the mother cannot refuse your husband his visitation as specified in the plan. He needs to go to court to enforce it. He should also ask that the child support he is obligated to pay be modified.
Q. A law or formula governing buying out a person that has equally purchased a piece of property?
A: You are asking, as I understand, how to determine the amount you should pay to buy the other person's share. You would pay the other person half of the value of the property, less half of what is owed on it. If you don't know the value of the property, you should get an appraisal. Before you pay the money, you should also negotiate which of you pays the closing costs associated with the sale, including "doc" stamps, attorney fees, appraisal, etc.
Q. can I sue ramada inn for cockroach on my sons face in bed I video taped the roach and captured it
A: Also, OP didn't indicate whether the child awoke and was aware of the roach on his face. If he had, any fright he may have experienced could, perhaps, be termed "damage". But I agree: recovery is not likely
Q. If I take my kids and leave my husband to live permanently elsewhere without a custody arrangement, is that kidnapping?
A: Florida Statute 787.03 (2) does provide as follows: "(2) In the absence of a court order determining rights to custody or visitation with any minor or with any incompetent person, any parent of the minor or incompetent person, whether natural or adoptive, stepparent, legal guardian, or relative of the minor or incompetent person who has custody thereof and who takes, detains, conceals, or entices away that minor or incompetent person within or without the state with malicious intent to deprive another person of his or her right to custody of the minor or incompetent person commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084." So, since both spouses (you and your husband), in the absence of a court order, share full custody, if you take, etc. the child, "with malicious intent to deprive" the father of his right to custody, you could be convicted of this crime. Note, it is not called "kidnapping", but instead " interference with custody".
Q. My aunt formed a trust with beneficiaries being 4 entities and then decendants of the 4 entities. My aunt passed 11/03
A: No, from May until now doesn't seem very long at all for such a case. What makes you think the attorney has been drawing money (from the trust, I assume) since 2013, if the case wasn't filed until this past May?
Q. I moved out of state with my kids with my husband's permission -
A: It depends on the children's' "home state". That generally means where they have lived for the past six months or longer. If it's been six months or more since you moved, jurisdiction for custody adjudication would be where they live now.
Q. My friend died in a car accident and she named me as the executor.
A: I don't think that deleting (striking through, I assume) a legacy in a will, even with the testator's initials, is effective. What does the probate judge say? But if the ex partner has filed an appearance in the probate case, she will find out when you file your final accounting.
Q. I was living with my boyfriend but things were not good
A: Offer the landlord some amount of money in return for a release.
Q. My dear friend passed away without a will.
A: No, it doesn't . It doesn't have the formal requirements for a will and thus is ineffective.
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Freeeport, FL 32439
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