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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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3 Back to School Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents

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

If you and your ex have recently gotten divorced in Wisconsin or gone through any sort of litigation over changes in custody or placement of your minor children, you’ll need to make some reasonable attempts to communicate about those changes when the school year rolls around. Your relationship as a couple didn’t work out, but […]

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Back to School Drop Off and Pick Up Safety

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

It’s August in Wisconsin. The kids are rushing to check off fun activities from their summer bucket lists, making sure they urge their parents to fit in one last trip to Erb Pool in Appleton or Bay Beach in Green Bay. Parents are hunting for new clothes for the kids and rummaging through last year’s […]

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Wisconsin Boating Safety Precautions

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

Amid the summer season, boating is a popular activity in Wisconsin, and for good reason. It offers beautiful views, and a fun experience for family and friends. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, “operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes”. Here are tips on safety […]

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Avi Berk Achieves Recertification in Civil Trial Law With the National Board of Trial Advocacy

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

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Avram D. Berk of the law firm has successfully achieved recertification as a Civil Trial Specialist from the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set […]

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Bicycle Accidents in Wisconsin: Who is Responsible?

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

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), more than 90% of bicycle accidents are caused by human error. In other words, bicycle accidents and the injuries associated with them are largely preventable. Automobile drivers are responsible for about 60% of bicycle accidents involving adult cyclists according to the Wisconsin DOT. However, cyclists can contribute […]

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Estate Planning

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

If you do not involve the guidance of a lawyer to craft an estate plan that aligns with your wishes, many mistakes are possible. Such possible mistakes include: -Procrastination of creating a comprehensive estate plan in the first place -Utilizing wills and forms that are outdated -Failing to coordinate beneficiaries -Failure to involve legal advice […]

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Prenuptial Agreements

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

As you prepare for your wedding, a prenuptial agreement surely is not a subject you are excited to discuss. However, it is important to prepare for the worst, especially when your hard earned assets could be on the line. Here are some tips on how to bring up the subject of a prenuptial agreement with […]

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10 Fundamental Estate Planning Documents in Wisconsin

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

Last Will and Testament Perhaps the most commonly known document.  A person’s Last Will and Testament is the final direction for all belongings and responsibilities (children, pets, debts, etc.).  A will is authenticated and followed by a process known as “Probate.”  Probate proceedings are a matter of public record, meaning that a person’s will becomes public record once […]

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Visitation Rights as a Grandparent in Wisconsin

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

What are your visitation rights as a grandparent in Wisconsin? If you wish to visit your grandchild but their parent objects, you must file a petition requesting visitation. There is a list of factors that must be present in order to be granted visitation rights. Such factors include that the grandparent has attempted to maintain […]

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