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Digital Assets Belong in Your Estate Plan

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

When we think of estate planning and protecting our assets, the assets that first come to mind are a house, real estate, jewelry, family heirlooms, bank accounts, and investments. What is often overlooked are our digital assets: the photos we share online, the material we publish online, our text messages, social media profiles, cryptocurrencies, and […]

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Ways to Avoid Probate

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

Mention the word “probate” or “probate court” and you will likely receive a negative comment in response. But what exactly is probate and why would you want to avoid it? What is Probate? Probate is the legal process of distributing someone’s assets after they die. Probate courts review the individual’s assets and their Last Will […]

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The Estate Planning Process in Wisconsin

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

Estate planning is not only for older adults or the very wealthy, as every adult in the United States can benefit from having an effective estate plan. Whether you need a simple or highly complex plan, creating one with the right legal help can protect you, your loved ones, and your property. Never wait to […]

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Key Considerations In Gray Divorce

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

The term “gray divorce” refers to the growing trend of older adults that choose to end their marriage. Gray divorce differs from other divorce scenarios in a few key ways, so it’s important to consider these factors as you navigate your split. How Will Retirement Be Affected By My Divorce? Divorcing after age 50 can […]

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Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage Can Protect You After a Hit-and-Run

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

In Wisconsin, hit-and-run accidents are unfortunately all too common, and one in eight drivers lacks insurance. That means you could be responsible for tens of thousands of dollars in damages if an uninsured driver hits you. Your auto insurance policy’s uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage can make all the difference after a hit-and-run or accident involving […]

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Crucial Considerations for Child Custody

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

When approaching the issue of child custody and parenting time, it’s essential to understand what would make sense for your child and their needs as well as for you, but don’t forget to think about what could be beneficial for everyone involved. Before moving forward with a new or revised custody arrangement, you should consider the […]

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The Right Lawyer Can Make All of the Difference

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

Hiring the right attorney can make or break your case. A good lawyer will clearly explain your legal position, rights, and options, making you feel in the know throughout your case. Hire an aggressive legal advocate committed to helping you secure the best results possible. Learn more here.

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Reviewing and Revising Your Estate Plan Post-Divorce

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

Divorce can be a complex and emotional process. Once it is finalized, you must take the time to review your estate plan and make any necessary changes to reflect your current family structure and goals. Knowing what needs to be updated and how to do so can help ensure that your assets are distributed according […]

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Lunch With a Lawyer: Concerns About a Child’s Welfare

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

Grab lunch and your laptop, and join us for an episode of Lunch with a Lawyer! Attorney Devin Shanley starts this episode by discussing who to contact when one has concerns about child abuse or neglect. He then leads viewers into the question-and-answer session.

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