Cryptocurrency Adds Additional Complexity To Property Division

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

Identifying all marital property and dividing it under Wisconsin’s theory of “equitable division of property” is one of the most complex and divisive issues in any divorce. It is common for spouses to take drastic steps to hide assets in order to limit what they “lose” as a result of their divorce. In the past, […]

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Ways to Establish Paternity in Wisconsin

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

In Wisconsin, ways to establish paternity include: -Voluntarily Paternity Acknowledgment -Court Ruling -Genetic Testing -Acknowledgement of Marital Child Which avenue is taken depends on your unique circumstances. If you have questions about establishing paternity in Wisconsin, or need experienced guidance throughout your case, contact our paternity lawyers. Doing so is the first step to ensure […]

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Family Law Cases

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

When it comes to your family law case, it is important to be cognizant of what content exists on your social media accounts. It is helpful to revise your privacy settings, or remove friends who you feel may use your posts against you. Such posts that may be used against you in property division negotiations […]

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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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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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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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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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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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