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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

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

If a partner or relative has committed abuse against you, your child or another family member, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. A domestic violence restraining order, also called a protective order, may be appropriate. The process of being granted a restraining order commences when you complete […]

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Same-Sex Partnership or Marriage Separation

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

In Wisconsin domestic partnerships became effective on August 1, 2009 and same-sex marriage was legalized on October 6, 2014. The family law legal system hasn’t quite caught up to all the needs of separating same-sex couples though, so it’s important to seek legal help when there are disputes or a separation. Knowing your legal rights […]

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Summer Hazards

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

As a personal injury lawyer, I help people who have been injured by someone else’s negligence. As summer approaches, I can’t help but recall all of my clients who suffered unforeseen consequences while engaging in outdoor activities. Many times, my clients’ lives are thrown into complete disarray as the result of catastrophic injuries, which occurred […]

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Motorcycle Safety Tips

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

May marked Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and looking out for motorcyclists on the road continues to be increasingly important as warmer weather approaches. Unfortunately, drivers do not always respect motorcyclist’s right to be one the road. Crashes often occur when motorcyclists are hidden in a car’s blind spot. It is important for drivers to check […]

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Summer Office Hours 2021

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

Summer hours for the offices of Peterson, Berk & Cross start Friday, June 4th.  Throughout the summer months, our offices will close at 3:00 p.m. every Friday. Office hours for the Appleton office are as follows: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Office hours for the Green […]

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Tips for Co-Parenting

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

Co-parenting can prove hard, especially if you do not have a positive opinion about your ex’s character. However, successful co-parenting is necessary if you want to best ensure your child’s well-being.  Here are 30 tips for divorcing parents, on how to be the best co-parent possible. Please note that the tips from this list are […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury as a Result of an Accident

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

There are at least 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries each year, according to the CDC. Car accidents are the leading cause of these injuries.  If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an accident that occurred due to the negligence of another party, contact Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. Our law firm has a long […]

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Does Domestic Violence Impact Child Custody?

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

In Wisconsin, in most cases, domestic violence impacts child custody. A judge will decide if a shared custody arrangement would be in the child’s best interests. If it is decided that a shared custody arrangement would in fact pose harm to the child, then parenting time may be decreased, or even completely barred.  At Peterson, […]

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What (And What Not To Say) To an Insurance Company Following an Accident

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

After a car accident, you may have to talk to both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. It’s very common for the other driver’s insurance company to contact you, and many people tend to notify their insurance company right away. There are a number of traps you can fall into when you talk […]

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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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