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 Property Division Laws

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

How is property divided during the divorce process in Wisconsin? Wisconsin is a community property state. This means that under Wisconsin law, marital property must be divided 50/50, down the middle. This differs from many other states, that utilize the “equitable division” theory when dividing property. The “equitable division” theory entails dividing property according to […]

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Valentine’s Day While Getting Divorced

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

Divorce can often make one feel unsettled, unorganized and possibly even, unloved, especially on Valentine’s Day. Even if a divorce is going relatively smoothly, going through your first Valentine’s Day without a partner can ignite all sorts of feelings. Here are some options to help you cope and get you through the day: Avoid Social […]

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Child Custody FAQ’s

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

During our 150 years of combined legal experience among all of our lawyers, we have answered countless questions pertaining to child custody and parental rights in Wisconsin. Here are some of the most frequently asked child custody questions we have been presented with, accompanied by guiding answers. At Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., we understand […]

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Attorney Boelter’s 5 Quick Tips for Meeting with a Guardian ad Litem

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

A guardian ad litem (GAL), is an attorney for the minor children in family law matters, such as divorce, legal separation, paternity, child custody and child placement cases.  In Wisconsin, a GAL may be appointed by the court to represent the best interests of the children to ensure that their needs are taken into consideration. […]

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Divorce Courts Could Order Some Temporary Peace Of Mind

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

Divorce can be an incredibly stressful undertaking, and any uncertainty might only make it worse. Not knowing what shape your life is supposed to take at this tough time can be taxing, but there may be a way to get some answers. Dealing with divorce can be hard, both emotionally and financially. While research has […]

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What’s The Difference Between Custody And Placement?

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

Child custody and placement are probably terms that you’ve heard if you are in the midst of a family law action. It’s important to know the distinction. Do you know the difference? Custody is a parent’s legal right to make major life decisions about his or her children. Placement refers to the actual time the children spend with each parent. […]

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Attorney Schlemmer To Conduct FREE Seminar

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

Attorney Stacy Schlemmer will present a FREE Mother’s Rights seminar in our Green Bay office. The seminar will take place on April 24th at 5:30 p.m. To register, please call our office at 920-831-0300. Space is limited!

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Attorney Schlemmer To Conduct FREE Seminar

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

Attorney Stacy Schlemmer will present a FREE Mother’s Rights seminar in our Green Bay office. The seminar will take place on April 24th at 5:30 p.m. To register, please call our office at 920-831-0300. Space is limited!

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