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“Irretrievably Broken” The Only Grounds You Need

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

Chinese courts have made the curious ruling that adultery is not reason to file for divorce. We don’t have this problem in Wisconsin. We are a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither spouse must prove that the other has done something wrong. The only grounds for divorce necessary are one spouse testifying under oath […]

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Want a Divorce? First You Must Wait.

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

There is a 120-day waiting period to get a divorce in Wisconsin. That does not stop you from getting your ducks lined up in a row with the help of a knowledgeable divorce attorney. https://www.wicourts.gov/formdisplay/FA-4100V_instructions.pdf?formNumber=FA-4100V&formType=Instructions&formatId=2&language=en#:~:text=There%20is%20a%20120%2Dday,reasons%20for%20wanting%20a%20divorce.

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How Was Your Holiday?

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

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but it felt painfully empty without my children there. If that modified excerpt from of “The Night Before Christmas” describes your holiday season thus far, there are two things you need to hear: We’re sorry you had […]

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Commercial Vehicle Wreck Brings Traffic To a Halt

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

Traffic backed up for four miles after two commercial vehicles crashed and went off the road near Caledonia. This serves as a reminder of the destructive capabilities of the commercial vehicles we share the road with. https://www.nbc15.com/2021/12/17/crash-backs-up-traffic-over-4-miles-i-9094-near-portage/

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Holiday Donation to Children’s of Wisconsin

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

Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. has chosen to donate to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah for our charitable holiday giving this year. Children’s Wisconsin in Neenah is dedicated to providing community services to enhance their overall mission to improve the health status of children throughout Wisconsin. They support a variety of resources and programs […]

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Attorney Amy Risseeuw Becomes Wisconsin Association for Justice President

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

On December 3, 2021 the Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) President’s Dinner was held at The Pfister hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Personal injury attorney, Amy Risseeuw, was joined by her peers, family and friends to be honored as the fifth woman in WAJ’s history to become president of the organization. Amy has previously served as […]

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Peterson, Berk & Cross Intern Spotlight

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

Nathan Wendt started his internship at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.’s Appleton office in 2020. His interest in the legal field was inspired by his aunt, who has been a family law attorney and Guardian ad Litem for many years. Nathan’s parents divorced when he was young, and he felt disappointed with how the situation […]

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Protecting Your Future In Divorce

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

It is crucial to address your estate plan as well as your financial situation as part of your divorce. The actions you take during divorce can have a tremendous impact on your future. Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/15/dont-get-divorced-from-financial-reality-when-ending-your-marriage.html

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