Free Britney Movement Shines a Light on Conservatorships and Guardianships

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

Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney movement is in the news again, which means it’s a good time to shine a spotlight on guardianships and conservatorships in the State of Wisconsin.  In 2008 a conservatorship action in California was brought for Britney Spears due to concerns over her mental health.  It’s important to note that California […]

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How To Stay Safe On Your Snowmobile This Winter

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

When you live in Wisconsin, one of the most enjoyable winter activities is snowmobiling. Snowmobiling can be a recreational activity with family or friends, and it can even be a means of transportation while you are hunting or ice fishing. Even though riding on a snowmobile can be fun, there is still the potential for […]

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Wisconsin Sees Increase In Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

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

Newly released statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) show alcohol-related fatalities fell by 3.6% across the United States in 2018. However, Wisconsin saw a more than 5% increase in traffic deaths where alcohol was a factor. The total number of deaths (588) on Wisconsin roadways in 2018 decreased compared to 2017, which […]

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Boating Under The Influence In Wisconsin: The Facts

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

In late summer of 2017, a 53-year-old man from suburban Milwaukee was boating on Lake Nagawicka. Without slowing down, he steered his white deck boat into the side of a pontoon. A 61-year-old woman was ejected from the pontoon, “and died from drowning and blunt force trauma.” The driver of the white deck boat, a […]

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What Are The Most Common ATV Accident Injuries?

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

People love living in Wisconsin during the summer because of all the outdoor adventures and activities they can enjoy. Now is peak ATV-riding season with many people escaping to their lake cabins or spending their vacation time exploring one of the many scenic and thrilling Wisconsin ATV trails. However, if you are a responsible rider, […]

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When Should You Update Your Will In Wisconsin?

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

Unlike a photo album that might sit and gather dust on a shelf, your will needs care and attention throughout your life. This important document needs your help to remain accurate and relevant for use at any moment. Outdated documents can have the same serious consequences as incomplete or inaccurate ones. Worse, courts might have […]

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How To Have A Safe Boating Season

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

Boating is a favorite pastime for Wisconsin residents. With the snow melting and temperatures rising, boats will soon be filling our lakes again. After all, what’s better than spending a beautiful afternoon with friends and family on the water? While these days make for great memories, tragedy can strike if you don’t take proper care […]

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Don’t Let Celebration Lead To Regret

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

Alcohol is a common part of celebration in Wisconsin, but the celebrating can get you in trouble if you choose to get behind the wheel after drinking. Driving when you’re drunk is not only illegal but dangerous. Each year in Wisconsin, drunk driving kills hundreds and injures thousands more. According to the US Department of […]

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Drugged Driving Leads To Serious Car Accidents And Injuries

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

Each day you get in your vehicle, you never know if it will be your last time doing so. Every day, in Wisconsin and all across the nation, motorists and pedestrians lose their lives to drugged driving accidents. Individuals who survive them often have to deal with the long-term and devastating medical, emotional and financial […]

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