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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What Is Mediation?

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

Divorce mediation involves case disputes being resolved by a neutral third party. This form of negotiation as opposed to going to court can offer many benefits. Such benefits include avoiding the expenses associated with a court action, as well as allowing you to reach a settlement more quickly. Mediation additionally allows you to control your […]

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National Healthcare Decisions Day

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

April 16 is The National Healthcare Decisions day. The day exists in order to inform the public on the importance of advance care planning. View more information about National Healthcare decisions day, and how you can become involved in the movement here. For help with creating advance care directives or reviewing existing documents that may […]

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Voting Open for Best of the Valley!

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

Thank you for nominating Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C to the top five in the Post Crescent’s Best of the Valley! Voting is now open for the next stage of the contest. You can vote once a day, every day. We would be honored to have your vote.  Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. is a […]

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Bicycle Accidents Prove Quite Prevalent

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

According to the magazine Outside, there were 675 cyclist deaths from January 2020-December 2020. When taking into consideration the fact that traffic was reduced by 41 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this number is substantial.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, there were 846 fatal bicycle accidents.  As a bicyclist, […]

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