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Child Tax Credit Changes for 2021 and Possibly Beyond

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

How the Child Tax Credit is Divided in Family Court Orders An often overlooked part of divorce and child custody orders is the division of the annual child tax credit. The child tax credit is a credit that the IRS provides for adults to take care of children on their taxes. In most years this […]

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6 Tips to Follow When Gathering Financial Documents for Your Divorce

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

The best divorce lawyers and their staff know it’s crucial to your case that you complete your financial disclosure statement accurately and provide the right financial documents. Here are a few tips that can make the difference between an extremely expensive divorce process and an affordable divorce. Keep all your financial records and any statements […]

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Wisconsin Child Relocation Laws

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

If you plan to move a distance of more than 100 miles with your child, then you are required under Wisconsin law to notify the other parent. If the other parent objects, then the move must be litigated. Ultimately, the court will determine the outcome of your case according to what situation would align with […]

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What Is Mediation?

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

Divorce mediation involves case disputes being resolved by a neutral third party. This form of negotiation as opposed to going to court can offer many benefits. Such benefits include avoiding the expenses associated with a court action, as well as allowing you to reach a settlement more quickly. Mediation additionally allows you to control your […]

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National Healthcare Decisions Day

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

April 16 is The National Healthcare Decisions day. The day exists in order to inform the public on the importance of advance care planning. View more information about National Healthcare decisions day, and how you can become involved in the movement here. For help with creating advance care directives or reviewing existing documents that may […]

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Voting Open for Best of the Valley!

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

Thank you for nominating Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C to the top five in the Post Crescent’s Best of the Valley! Voting is now open for the next stage of the contest. You can vote once a day, every day. We would be honored to have your vote.  Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. is a […]

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Bicycle Accidents Prove Quite Prevalent

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

According to the magazine Outside, there were 675 cyclist deaths from January 2020-December 2020. When taking into consideration the fact that traffic was reduced by 41 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this number is substantial.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, there were 846 fatal bicycle accidents.  As a bicyclist, […]

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Legal Spring Cleaning

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

Spring is finally here! At this time of year in Wisconsin, many people’s minds turn to organizing, cleaning closets, home repairs, gardening and planning outdoor activities. What about your legal-related chores though? This is a great time to take inventory of your important paperwork and make a plan for any adjustments you may need to […]

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Attorney Angela Boelter Becomes Weyauwega Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member

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

Attorney Angela Boelter recently became a board member for the Weyauwega Area Chamber of Commerce. Angela is thrilled to be part of advancing the chamber’s mission to enhance the ability of their members to achieve success and to involve the entire community in promoting the economic health of the Weyauwega area. Angela is also a […]

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Wisconsin High Asset Divorce Process

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

Divorce can easily be categorized as one of the most stressful events that can occur in one’s life. In a high net worth divorce, this is especially the case. Many assets exist, multiple of which are not cash. Some of these assets include stocks, real estate, businesses and antiques.  Under Wisconsin law, property that is […]

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