Category Archives for "Blog"

Jul 16

How Our Practice Standards Make Us Better

Blog , Client Service

Here at Krekeler Strother S.C., we have established practice standards for much of what we do. We set our standards high, in keeping with our mission to provide unparalleled service to clients. By meeting these standards we are able to assure that every client gets the same level of attention and care. I built my […]

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Jul 10

Bankruptcy is a Tool, Not a Goal (Part 2)

Blog , Client Service

In Part 2, Attorney David Krekeler describes how the Krekeler Strother, S.C. team can help you choose your tool. Clients sometimes refer to me as a bankruptcy lawyer. I quickly point out that I am not a bankruptcy lawyer. They often look at me quizzically and ask, “You’re not?” Their surprise is understandable, because the person […]

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Jul 06

Bankruptcy is a Tool, Not a Goal (Part 1)

Blog , Client Service

Attorney David Krekeler defines the real goal for the legal client. I spend a lot of time meeting clients. The initial conversation almost always begins with a discussion about goals and what the client would like to accomplish. I sometimes refer to this as their “wish list”. Many clients tell me that their goal is […]

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Jun 29

Timing of Tax Attribute Reductions

Blog , Debt Collection

A bankruptcy discharge has many effects and timing is important. The most well-known, of course, is that debts are eliminated and the debtor has no further obligation to pay them. A lesser-known consequence of bankruptcy can be its effect upon a debtor’s future income. The income itself is not directly affected by a bankruptcy, but […]

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Aug 21

My Land Contract was Foreclosed: Can I Save My Property?

Blog , FAQ

My land contract was foreclosed and the redemption period has ended. Can I still save my property? Land contracts are widely used in Wisconsin and provide the seller (usually called the “Vendor”) with various remedies if the Buyer (usually called the “Vendee”) defaults. The remedy most frequently resorted to is strict foreclosure.  In that type […]

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Aug 21

I Need a Credit Card For Work: Should I Keep Using It?

Blog , FAQ

Should I keep paying on my credit card accounts?  I need a credit card for work. Credit cards are almost a necessity these days.  If you don’t agree, try renting a car without one.  Many people need credit cards for their employment, for expenses which are later reimbursed.  Most people want at least one card […]

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Jul 14

How can I discharge the divorce court order that I pay my ex-spouse’s attorney fees?

Blog , Divorce & Bankruptcy , FAQ

The answer depends upon a number of factors.  We know that you cannot discharge any debts arising from a divorce except under Chapter 13.  Using that chapter, a debtor may discharge debts which are not domestic support obligations (DSOs).  Domestic support obligations, generally speaking, are debts which are in the nature of alimony, maintenance, or […]

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May 25

Are preference claims dischargeable in bankruptcy?

Blog , Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Are preference claims dischargeable in bankruptcy? Within the past week, two different people, a lawyer and a client, have asked whether filing bankruptcy will discharge the claim of a bankruptcy trustee for recovery of a preference.  The answer is yes. One of the powers a bankruptcy trustee has is to recover preferences.  Preferences are payments […]

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