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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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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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