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How Do I Avoid Probate in Wisconsin?

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

How can you make sure your assets are distributed to your beneficiaries after your death without needing the court to step in? There are a few ways you can accomplish this with help from an experienced Wisconsin estate planning attorney. Payable-on-Death Accounts Payable-on-death accounts are financial accounts for which you have set up beneficiaries. Upon […]

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How is Pain and Suffering Calculated in a Wisconsin Personal Injury Case?

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

It may seem like an unusual concept to “calculate” pain and suffering in a personal injury case. While it may seem “cold” or “insensitive”, the purpose of this calculation is actually to your benefit. How so? While many think of calculation and think of algebra or statistics, this is not at all similar. Really, many […]

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How Much Does Estate Planning Cost in Wisconsin?

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

Wisconsin residents often underestimate the value of estate planning and the significant savings that come with working with a lawyer. While drafting a will or trust yourself might save you money in the short term, you could be setting yourself up for later financial headaches or costly, lengthy legal disputes among your family when you […]

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Statute of Limitations for Wisconsin Personal Injury Cases Explained

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

The importance of understanding Wisconsin’s Statute of Limitations for personal injury can be compared to the importance of getting medical help when you’ve suffered a serious injury. If you are in intense pain, would you hesitate to get help? No! In some ways, not understanding the time to file a lawsuit in Wisconsin can cause […]

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Feel Empowered During Your Divorce Journey

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

Learn the ins and outs of a Wisconsin divorce, from filing through the final hearing in a DIY intensive 4-hour workshop with experienced Wisconsin Family Law Attorney Stacy J. Schlemmer of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. Topics to be covered include options for how to file a divorce, the timeline of a divorce, relevant statutes, […]

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How Much is the Average Personal Injury Settlement in Wisconsin?

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

If you’re asking this question, you are not alone. Asking about your personal injury settlement is one of the top questions you should ask yourself if you think you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Many people think, “How Much Should I Sue For Personal Injury?” That’s not entirely how personal injury settlements […]

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The Difference Between Wills and Estate Planning in Wisconsin

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

When many people think about estate planning, the primary thing that comes to their mind is a will. While a will is a crucial aspect of an estate plan, it is important to keep in mind that estate planning in Wisconsin involves far more than drafting a single document. A comprehensive estate plan may include not […]

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How to Choose an Estate Planning Attorney in Wisconsin

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

You have worked hard to build your family, career, and reputation. You’ve always taken charge of what happens and when, and have moved your life in the direction of your dreams. You’re proud of all you’ve accomplished. What happens to everything you’ve created when you pass away? It may be an unpleasant thought, but answering […]

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