Welcome To The Law Offices of Julie Kreutzer
Boulder Attorney Specializing in Bankruptcy, Family Law and Wills
and Probate in Boulder, Denver and Jefferson County
Julie Kreutzer is located in downtown Boulder, Colorado
and has been in general practice for twenty-two years. She practices
in the areas of Wills and Probate, Family law (Prenuptial Agreements,
Adoptions, Divorce, Maintenance and Child Support), Debt Negotiation
and Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 only). Like a family doctor, she has a
continuing relationship with her clients and assists them with various
legal matters. She does cases in the Boulder and Denver metro area
and does traditional legal representation as well as legal consulting.
"In this site, you can read about my general law
practice philosophy. I have also provided user-friendly information
to get you started in getting your questions answered. I am
available for consultation and look forward to speaking with
you." -- Julie Kreutzer
New Articles by Julie Kreutzer
Legal Contracts and Agreements with an Attorney - Why It
Can Matter: Having an attorney review a legal document
can be useful in several ways. With agreements like rental
leases, non-compete agreements, stipulations, etc., it's
good to do some cost-benefit analysis. How much do you stand
to lose if the agreement doesn't work out?
Assistance on a Limited Budget: Legal problems often
cost too much money, but that doesn't mean most people feel
comfortable going to court or drafting legal documents with
no legal advice. After watching unrepresented people get
destroyed in court while waiting for my hearing, I decided
that there had to be a middle ground. I started doing legal
consulting in my own practice, for those who couldn't afford
to retain counsel so that they would be able to get some
Good as It Gets -- Estate Planning in a State without RIght
To Die Legilsation: Recent media stories have really
forced us to face death recently. Most of us read about
twenty-nine year old Brittany Maynard, who had just gotten
married and discovered she had stage IV brain cancer that
couldn't be treated. She made a last trip or two and then
chose to die when she began having seizures and was no longer
able to say her husband's name. She died at the time she
chose, before things got worse, surrounded by her friends
and family. She was able to do this because she had moved
from Colorado to Oregon because it has a Death with Dignity
in Colorado - When Do You Need An Attorney?: Most people
encounter the probate process because a friend or relative
has named them as an Executor or Personal Representative
in their Will. Unless you have done this task before, it
can be daunting to face this important task. This article
covers a variety of probate situations so you can understand
what sort of probate you are dealing with and what your
options are for handling this responsibility.
Legal Services for Family Matters: Because legal services
can be too costly for many people, we offer "unbundled"
or limited legal services and consultation services. Read
about our affordable Boulder divorce services.
for People with Student Loan Debt: The first step is
to find out as much information on your loans as possible.
Agreements: Do You Need One and How Do You Do One Without
Harming Your Relationship?Prenuptial agreements are
a bit of a touchy subject for people considering marriage.
Just asking for one can indicate distrust or problems with
the relationship. Find out the best way to get one.
to Apply for Social Security Disability and What to Do if
They Reject You and They Probably Will: We regularly
get calls from people asking how they should apply and what
to do if they're denied. Read this article to find out all
you need to know.
Shopping and The Cost of Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- What You Pay and What You Get: Those considering Chapter
7 Bankruptcy don't want to pay a dime more than they need
to for attorney services and in fact, some attempt the process
on their own or with the help of petitioner preparers. This
is a review of what you get for each method.
Wills vs. Hiring an Attorney: Since it is so cheap and
easy to do one on-line, so why would anyone go to an attorney?
Allow me to justify my existence (as well as that of other
attorneys who do wills)
Core Areas of Practice
Julie's core areas of practice are Wills
& Estate Planning, Consumer
Law, and Bankruptcy
& Debt Resolution. Other legal matters are dealt with
on a case-by-case basis.
"My primary commitment is to provide regular people
with legal advice and assistance so that they can benefit
from the justice system rather than be harmed by it. I
continue to enjoy the practice of law because of my satisfaction
with the relationships I have built with my clients over the
years as well as with people in the Court system and in the
legal community.Most of my cases are in state district
court but I have also argued in the Colorado Court of Appeals
and often appear in federal court. I believe there is
a balance between negotiating settlements where possible and
litigating if settlement is not to the advantage of the client. Typically,
this means that I am able to resolve many disputes informally
but that I also go to Court on a regular basis. I think
it is important to attempt to settle cases since that saves
clients money and stress. However, it is important
to litigate when necessary and it helps to have a reputation
as a litigator since it gets results."
Benefits of a General Practice
I find that having a general practice means that I am aware of
the effect of one legal issue on other areas of the law. For
example, a divorce
can have bankruptcy
implications. We are able to keep track of how the different
areas of law intersect and assist the client in most of them. This
often saves the client money since we are already familiar with
them and can handle those issues more efficiently. General practice
firms can serve usefully in most cases. However, there are
some cases that require a high level of specific knowledge.
When that is the case, our firm co-counsels to have that advantage
or we refer the case.
Because we are a small firm, we are able to provide personalized
service to clients. That means we know all of our clients and the
immediate details of their cases. We are able to return calls promptly
and respond quickly to the needs of our clients.
The Client-Attorney Relationship
The relationship between an attorney and client is a critical one.
Our firm offers a one-time free consult to ensure that the client
has an opportunity to meet us and determine if we are the best fit
for them and their case.
Working With Julie
We know that legal issues are a source of great stress to
most people. As a result, we have designed our firm to be
one where clients and their families feel welcome, get the answers
they need promptly and that they achieve the best resolution to
the issue possible. That means we encourage our clients to
call us whenever they have questions or concerns and we return calls
the same day or shortly thereafter.
I strongly prefer to have my clients call me with their questions
I also use the services of my paralegal and contract
attorney whenever appropriate to reduce costs. Additionally,
we offer everything from tea to a play area for our client’s
children in an effort to make a trip to our office a little more
On Working With Other Lawyers
"I tend to have courteous relationships with opposing
counsel and the Court. Not only do I believe that this
is the ethical way to practice law, I also believe it makes
me more effective as your representative. While some
attorneys feel that a bulldog approach is effective, I believe
that other attorneys and the courts have good memories.
If you are honest and reasonable, they tend to respond more
quickly and cooperatively. If you are belligerent,
the logical solution is to avoid wasting time and litigate
all issues. Because a lot of legal work is still done
on an informal basis, (even in the courtroom), a reasonable
reputation is a useful asset."
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