Wisconsin Boating Safety Precautions

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

Amid the summer season, boating is a popular activity in Wisconsin, and for good reason. It offers beautiful views, and a fun experience for family and friends. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, “operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes”. Here are tips on safety […]

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Estate Planning

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

If you do not involve the guidance of a lawyer to craft an estate plan that aligns with your wishes, many mistakes are possible. Such possible mistakes include: -Procrastination of creating a comprehensive estate plan in the first place -Utilizing wills and forms that are outdated -Failing to coordinate beneficiaries -Failure to involve legal advice […]

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Prenuptial Agreements

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

As you prepare for your wedding, a prenuptial agreement surely is not a subject you are excited to discuss. However, it is important to prepare for the worst, especially when your hard earned assets could be on the line. Here are some tips on how to bring up the subject of a prenuptial agreement with […]

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Visitation Rights as a Grandparent in Wisconsin

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

What are your visitation rights as a grandparent in Wisconsin? If you wish to visit your grandchild but their parent objects, you must file a petition requesting visitation. There is a list of factors that must be present in order to be granted visitation rights. Such factors include that the grandparent has attempted to maintain […]

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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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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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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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