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Snowmobiling In Wisconsin? What You Need To Know About Snowmobile Accident Injuries

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

Snowmobiling might be the perfect activity if you want an adrenaline rush during the winter. But before you get started, it’s essential to know about the risks associated with this thrilling experience. Common Snowmobile Accident Injuries Some of the most common snowmobile injuries include head injuries, neck injuries, and back injuries. Compensation for Snowmobile Accidents […]

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What is a Living Will/Advance Healthcare Directive?

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

While we all want to remain young and healthy forever, unfortunately, we can’t. The best thing we can do is to be prepared for the future. One of the most important steps to take is drafting a will, which should also include an advanced healthcare directive, also known as a living will. What is a […]

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What Will Happen to Your Inheritance During Divorce in Wisconsin?

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

Divorce is a challenging and emotionally charged journey that often involves complex legal considerations. Amidst the turmoil, questions about the fate of one’s assets, including inheritances, can add an additional layer of stress and uncertainty. Did you obtain inheritance money while married and wonder what will happen to it during your divorce? While every situation […]

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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 before making a final […]

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Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. Attorneys Amy Risseeuw and Avram Berk Selected to Super Lawyers 2023

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

Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. is proud to announce that two of its partners, Amy Risseeuw and Avram Berk, have been selected to the 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. This prestigious recognition is awarded to only 5% of attorneys in the state, and it is a testament to Amy and Avram’s exceptional legal skills and […]

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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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