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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
  • Free Consultation
  • 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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3648 Questions Answered

Q. The father of my kids owes $15,000.00 in back child support. We got back together does he still have to pay me back?
A: Technically, yes.
Q. Hi I just finds out my husban is been talking on Facebook with he’s ex, and sharing cell number. And I confronted
A: Friending someone on Facebook is not adultery. Any, in any event, the legal consequences of adultery are minimal in the 21st Century.
Q. Can a respondent file for motion to dismiss in a divorce case after a default was granted due to no response?
A: It appears that the court is viewing the motion to dismiss as being also, in effect, a motion to set aside the default. Such a motion (to set aside a default) are liberally granted, although you could move to strike the motion. You should review the motion to dismiss and be prepared to discuss at the hearing whether it has any merit.
Q. i have a quick claim deed on my house and i wanted to know a few things.
A: The term is "quitclaim deed". I assume that you mean to indicate that you conveyed the house to your son by a quitclaim deed, and that the deed was recorded. If so, 1. the mortgage company, if it checks the recorded instruments, will know about it; and 2. your son, as the record owner, can sign documents affecting his interest in the house. But remember: you signed the mortgage note. This means that you are still liable on the mortgage.
Q. Can I be charged with theft if someone gave me a dog and now someone else is claiming it’s theirs?
A: You could be charged with receiving stolen property only if there is evidence that when you were given the dog you knew it had been stolen.
Q. Im work in collections in FL and my employer wants me to answer this letter from a CA. atty. im concerned if I should.
A: You didn't copy the entire letter. What specifically demand that your agency cease doing? No, you aren't taking the fall; you are doing your job. Answer the letter.
Q. We were leaving our house, notice to cars sitting on the road, at the end of our driveway talking. We got in the car my
A: Maybe. Have you notified your insurance company?
Q. Someone gave me a pair of nice work boots at least 2 months ago. Now he wants them back. Are they legally mine?
A: It appears to be a matter of your word against his. I doubt that the police will want to get involved.
Q. Q: Can the state use video recording of a statement in trial, when the victim isn't compelling with them?
A: Do you mean that the victim isn't COOPERATING? No, the state cannot introduce the video without the victim testifying in person; that would be a violation of the defendant's constitutional right to confront his or her accuser. But the victim could be subpoenaed and required to testify, in which case the video might be used for impeachment purposes.
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