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Cryptocurrency Adds Additional Complexity To Property Division

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

Identifying all marital property and dividing it under Wisconsin’s theory of “equitable division of property” is one of the most complex and divisive issues in any divorce. It is common for spouses to take drastic steps to hide assets in order to limit what they “lose” as a result of their divorce. In the past, […]

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What is Premises Liability?

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

Premises liability means that property owners and managers are responsible for ensuring their property is safe. If a patron or visitor is injured on their property, then the injured party can recover damages. Fault must be proven Wisconsin’s Safe Place Statute details the requirement of public properties being free of hazards. You can view the […]

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Paralegal Participates in Paws for a Cause Charity Demolition Day

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

Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. paralegal, Molly Steiner, has motorsports in her blood. She has been involved in demolition derbies for half of her life. Molly grew up in a small community with a dad and brother who made demolition derbies a family tradition. As a child, she watched them participate in this unique motorsport, […]

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Car Accidents Are Not Always the Drivers Fault

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

A New Holstein woman was injured after an equipment failure caused her vehicle to roll over. This is a stark reminder that motor vehicle accidents are not always the fault of a driver. Personal injury claims can be pursued against the manufacturers of defective equipment, providing compensation to the injured. https://www.wbay.com/2021/09/18/new-holstein-woman-injured-sheboygan-county-crash/

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Hiring the Right Lawyer for a Catastrophic Injury Case

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

All traumatic injuries can dramatically change a person’s life.  For most people, those changes are temporary and, fortunately, the injuries don’t lead to life-long consequences.  For others, the injuries are catastrophic and lead to permanent, dramatic changes to a person’s quality of life.  A person who has suffered catastrophic injuries needs to work with an attorney qualified to […]

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Child Carseat Laws in Wisconsin

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

When it comes to ensuring children are seated safely in child seats, what does Wisconsin law require? Requirements under Wisconsin law include: -“Babies less than 1 year old, or less than 20 lbs. must be in a rear-facing child seat in the back seat” -“If at least one year old and 20 pounds, but less […]

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Ways to Establish Paternity in Wisconsin

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

In Wisconsin, ways to establish paternity include: -Voluntarily Paternity Acknowledgment -Court Ruling -Genetic Testing -Acknowledgement of Marital Child Which avenue is taken depends on your unique circumstances. If you have questions about establishing paternity in Wisconsin, or need experienced guidance throughout your case, contact our paternity lawyers. Doing so is the first step to ensure […]

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Family Law Cases

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

When it comes to your family law case, it is important to be cognizant of what content exists on your social media accounts. It is helpful to revise your privacy settings, or remove friends who you feel may use your posts against you. Such posts that may be used against you in property division negotiations […]

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Construction Worker Injuries

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

If you are a construction worker who is injured on the job, you can usually qualify for worker’s compensation. However, you might have an additional claim against another negligent party. If you hope to obtain compensation for the damages you have suffered, contact Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. We have recovered a number of large […]

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