5 Zoom Etiquette Tips for Court Hearings

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

You have probably heard about the attorney who could not turn off a silly cat filter during a Zoom court hearing. The #CatLawyer video went viral and many of us had a pretty good laugh over it. As an attorney myself (I am not a cat either, by the way), I thought this was a […]

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Wisconsin Property Division Laws

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

How is property divided during the divorce process in Wisconsin? Wisconsin is a community property state. This means that under Wisconsin law, marital property must be divided 50/50, down the middle. This differs from many other states, that utilize the “equitable division” theory when dividing property. The “equitable division” theory entails dividing property according to […]

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Free Britney Movement Shines a Light on Conservatorships and Guardianships

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

Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney movement is in the news again, which means it’s a good time to shine a spotlight on guardianships and conservatorships in the State of Wisconsin.  In 2008 a conservatorship action in California was brought for Britney Spears due to concerns over her mental health.  It’s important to note that California […]

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Kaepernick Celebrates 40 Years

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

In 1981, a young woman, interning at Fox Valley Institute’s (now known as Fox Valley Technical College) placement office, was told about a job posting at law firm in Appleton. She promptly sat down at a typewriter, composed her resume and sent it off in the mail. She hoped her training in the secretarial science […]

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Valentine’s Day While Getting Divorced

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

Divorce can often make one feel unsettled, unorganized and possibly even, unloved, especially on Valentine’s Day. Even if a divorce is going relatively smoothly, going through your first Valentine’s Day without a partner can ignite all sorts of feelings. Here are some options to help you cope and get you through the day: Avoid Social […]

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Possible Estate Tax Law Changes on the Horizon

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

Numerous estate tax law changes may soon be initiated. Some possible changes in the horizon could include a reduction of the Estate Tax exemption to $3.5 million per individual. Another possible potential change would entail an increase in tax rates for estates in higher tax brackets. The chances of these estate tax laws being passed […]

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