I have been practicing law in the State of Washington for 23 years, primarily doing family law, bankruptcy, and probate. I focus on divorces, paternity, child support, parenting plan modifications, adoptions, Chapter 7, and discharge type.
I graduated from law school and originally practiced in Kansas and Iowa the first two years before moving to the State of Washington in 1985. I have lived and practiced law in Snohomish County since that time.
Over the last 25 years practicing law, I have done thousands of cases in the areas in which I practices; i.e. bankruptcy, family law, divorce, and probate. I have handled simple and complex cases. For a simple case, I will work for a flat rate fee rather than by the hour. I have had cases that involved extensive litigation including trial. I have participated in the motions calendar as well as in trial in all areas of my practice. In my family law practice I have gotten custody for both mothers and fathers. I have handled cases with extensive property, extensive debt, and have frequently handled difficult custody litigation including litigation involving sexual abuse, domestic violence, alcohol, and drug use by parents.
3014 Hoyt Ave
Everett WA 98201
Free phone consultation.
Mr. Kruse charges a flat rate of $1,075 attorney fees plus the court filing fee to file a simple no asset bankruptcy.
Family law representation is typically done by the hour. Agreed divorce without children costs $700 plus filing fees. Divorce with children costs $900 plus filing fee.
$270 plus out of pocket costs.
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
I chose family law, bankruptcy, and probate because they are areas I have gotten into because of law school, mentors, or job experiences. I feel I can help people through the difficult times of their lives.
I am willing to help people represent themselves if they cannot afford active legal representation.
I am willing to review documents, give advice, and help them prepare documents and paperwork needed for court.
I am always willing to help clients in any way.
I started out by opening my own practice in Iowa and then moved to the state of Washington. I worked for an attorney in Snohomish County and did work for one of the bankruptcy court trustees.
I have had a wide range of work experience, including running numerous small businesses. I graduated valedictorian from my high school class and had a 3.8 GPA from Kansas State University. I have traveled extensively and have been married to the same woman for 33 years. We have four kids who are grown and in college or graduated from college.
I return all phone calls before I go home each day. We respond promptly and personally to our clients' needs. Clients will find I am direct and to the point. With 24 years experience, I am very knowledgeable in my fields of practice and the court system.Personal interests:
I have primarily been focused on my marriage and family. I've been married for 33 years and have four children. I am always active in my children's lives as a basketball coach, coaching over 15 teams at the AA level. I am actively involved in the Lake Stevens Education Foundation, Snohomish County Legal Clinic and other community agencies and organizations. I also read and play tennis.
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