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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
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Court of Claims
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U.S. District (& Bankruptcy) Court - Northern District of Florida
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U.S. District (& Bankruptcy) Court, District of Alaska
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U.S. Tax Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. (1973) | History
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University of Puget Sound
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5326 Questions Answered

Q. ex only pd 1/2 child supp ord kid is now 33. Never adjudicated in arrears or contempt now he died. Can I still collect?
A: No, how do you suppose a court can hold a dead man in contempt? The statute of limitations would probably bar your claim against his probate estate, assuming there is a probate case pending.
Q. I'm a child at the age of 15. There is an unpaid internship position available, and I'd like to know what laws apply.
A: Asking "what laws apply" is a pretty broad question. If you are asking about child labor laws, such a position is probably exempt from them, assuming the internship is not for a dangerous occupation. If you are asking whether your parents approval is necessary, I suggest you wait to see if whoever is seeking to fill the position accepts your application and seeks such approval.
Q. I have a notice of hearing in court about a child support case, do i need a lawyer for this?
A: One should always fully document child support payments and, as in your case, agreements to do something other than pay your monthly child support obligation. You didn't say if your paying only half of the child support for four months was pursuant to an agreement with your ex-wife; hopefully it was. Bring such documentation with you if you have it. Yes, it would be a good idea to have an attorney with you. And if you want to also seek modification of your child support, that will probably require a written motion to be filed with the court, and a separate hearing.
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