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Terrence H Thorgaard

Terrence H Thorgaard

  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Alaska, Florida
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Biography

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
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Aviation Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
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Florida
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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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Education
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. (1973) | History
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University of Puget Sound
J.D.
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7175 Questions Answered
Q. Hi. When my dad passed away his he didn’t leave a will and his only assets were life insurance and a small (see below)
A: The power of attorney doesn't make her the owner of the money; but it's probably the reason she is named as the "owner". You should be able to get your share of the money through what is called "Disposition without administration", pursuant to Florida Statute 735.304.
Q. Will my soon to be ex-husband be responsible for my house loan if not on the note or deed but mortgage?
A: Mr. Frick is substantially correct, although in Florida what he calls "widow's rights" is referred to as "homestead". The mortgagee can foreclose (as is normally provided in the mortgage), but the person who asked this question would have to be named as a defendant in the foreclosure action.
Q. I'm getting letters from lawyers to represent me from midland credit management but haven't cc received no court day is
A: Apparently, the letters are from attorneys seeking to represent you, and such letters are not from Midland. If that's the case, no it wouldn't be a "scare tactic". Until you have been served with a summons, by the way, the case cannot proceed. You can check with the clerk of court to see if such a case has been filed.
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51 Cross Creek Circle
Freeeport, FL 32439
Cell: (850) 502-9724