When Should I Make Changes to My Estate Plan?

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

You’re probably already familiar with the importance of an estate plan. It can protect your legacy, help avoid probate at your passing, and prevent family conflict, among many other things. However, what many don’t realize is that estate plans aren’t usually good forever and require periodic review. When you create your estate plan, you’re creating […]

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Important Qualities to Look for When Naming a Trustee

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

Creating a trust is an effective way to look out for your interests both while you are alive and after you die. But a trust only works as intended if the trustee you choose properly administers it. There are lots of ways to choose a trustee, and you should consult with an estate planning attorney […]

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Wisconsin Child Custody Laws: What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody?

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

When it comes to child custody laws in Wisconsin, things can get confusing. One of the most important distinctions is between physical and legal custody. Understanding the differences between these two types of custody can help you make informed decisions about your family’s future. In this blog post, we’ll break down everything you need to […]

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Digital Assets Belong in Your Estate Plan

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

When we think of estate planning and protecting our assets, the assets that first come to mind are a house, real estate, jewelry, family heirlooms, bank accounts, and investments. What is often overlooked are our digital assets: the photos we share online, the material we publish online, our text messages, social media profiles, cryptocurrencies, and […]

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Ways to Avoid Probate

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

Mention the word “probate” or “probate court” and you will likely receive a negative comment in response. But what exactly is probate and why would you want to avoid it? What is Probate? Probate is the legal process of distributing someone’s assets after they die. Probate courts review the individual’s assets and their Last Will […]

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The Estate Planning Process in Wisconsin

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

Estate planning is not only for older adults or the very wealthy, as every adult in the United States can benefit from having an effective estate plan. Whether you need a simple or highly complex plan, creating one with the right legal help can protect you, your loved ones, and your property. Never wait to […]

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