The Role of a Guardian ad Litem and What Parents Need to Know

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A guardian ad litem, also known as a GAL, is an attorney for the minor children in family law matters, such as divorce, legal separation, paternity and child custody cases.  A GAL is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of the children to ensure that the well-being of the children is at […]

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Holiday Donation to Harbor House

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

This year at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. we chose to donate to Harbor House for our charitable holiday giving. Harbor House’s mission is to empower communities to be free of domestic abuse through safety, knowledge and engagement. The passionate advocates at Harbor House help to shelter individuals from domestic abuse and assist in breaking […]

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Amy Risseeuw Receives a 10.0 AVVO Score

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Avvo is a prominent source for consumers to view ratings, reviews and disciplinary records of lawyers in each state. Each attorney profile is assigned a rating on a scale of 1.0-10.0, with a 1.0 rating denoting “Extreme Caution” and a 10.0 rating meaning “Superb”. In order to calculate where each lawyer falls on this scale, […]

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Holiday Office Hours

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Holiday Hours at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. During the holidays, the attorneys and staff of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. take some extra time to spend with their families. Our doors will be closed during the following days and times in the upcoming weeks: Thursday, December 24, 2020 – OFFICES CLOSED ALL DAY Friday, […]

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5 Quick Tips for Meeting with a Guardian ad Litem

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A guardian ad litem (GAL), is an attorney for the minor children in family law matters, such as divorce, legal separation, paternity, child custody and child placement cases.  In Wisconsin, a GAL may be appointed by the court to represent the best interests of the children to ensure that their needs are taken into consideration. […]

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Police Dog Bites

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Each year, thousands of Americans, including bystanders, police officers and children are bitten by police dogs.  This report entails an examination of 150 serious police dog bite cases that occurred in the United States from 2010-2020. Three of these cases ended fatally. The report found that the most common target of police dog bites are […]

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