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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. / History (1973)
University of Puget Sound
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2527 Questions Answered

Q. I am 18 and I live in Florida .What do I have to do to buy a buy a rifle from a local gun shop?
A: Federal law requires that you be at least 21 to buy a handgun. Florida doesn't require that you have a license to possess either a handgun or a long gun. So if you want to buy a rifle you shouldn't have any problem. Check with the gun shop to be sure.
Q. I want to know if I get a second job will child support find out
A: it shouldn't make any difference; your monthly child support amount is already fixed.
Q. Is chalking the sidewalk illegal?
A: I don't know of any such state statute. If you are charged with a crime for doing so, your citation will refer to the specific statute or local ordinance you are charged with violating.
Q. If you are in the process of a divorce and you both agree not to interfere in relationships of the other during the
A: If there is a court order prohibiting such conduct, yes, that person can be held in contempt of court.
Q. My car is collateral for a loan I have with one main financial company.If I surrender the vehicle ,is it repossessed
A: If your bankruptcy was dismissed, yes, the finance company can repossess it if you are behind in your payments. I'm not sure what you are asking about surrender vs. repossession. Certainly you can voluntarily surrender it.
Q. Hello can I sign my child's birth certificate ? I am the other mother But me and his mom is not married ..
A: You indicate that you are the "other mother". Does that mean you are female, and in a family relationship with the birth mother and the child? If that is the case, no, you cannot be placed on the birth certificate. Your only option to have a legal relationship with the child is to adopt him.
Q. Is it legal for a sixteen years old allowed to have sexual contact with a twenty two year old in the state of Florida
A: Nope.
Q. If my great-grandfather had unclaimed money would I be able to claim it? We pretty much have the same name.
A: You are thinking about pretending you are your great-grandfather? They will be able to piece the clues together and know that you are not him. Ask them honestly what you will have to do to establish your claim to the funds.
Q. 5 days since I was injured in car that rear-ended another car. When in FLA is my "cut off" date to talk/hire legal aid?
A: Never mind what your "friend" says, you should notify the insurance carrier immediately.
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