Are You Ready for Divorce?

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

It is one thing to think about it, another to threaten it, and yet another to follow through with it. If you are considering divorce it is crucial to ask yourself whether you are truly serious about it and begin taking steps to make sure you are prepared for the divorce process. Deciding to divorce is rarely […]

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Employee Spotlight: Amoreena Petersen

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

Amoreena Petersen began working with Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. in 2019 as a paralegal in the family law section. She currently works with attorney Stacy Schlemmer, assisting with divorces, legal separations, paternity actions, custody and placement issues and child support. Amoreena worked as a dispatcher for many years, before she decided she needed to […]

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3 Reasons to Create an Estate Plan

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

No one is required to have an estate plan but everyone needs one. We often hear people say “I’m not worried about what will happen when I die because it will not be my problem.” You may not be around, but we can think of at least three reasons you should work with an attorney […]

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Want a Divorce? First You Must Wait.

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

There is a 120-day waiting period to get a divorce in Wisconsin. That does not stop you from getting your ducks lined up in a row with the help of a knowledgeable divorce attorney. https://www.wicourts.gov/formdisplay/FA-4100V_instructions.pdf?formNumber=FA-4100V&formType=Instructions&formatId=2&language=en#:~:text=There%20is%20a%20120%2Dday,reasons%20for%20wanting%20a%20divorce.

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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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