The Difference Between Wills and Estate Planning in Wisconsin

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

When many people think about estate planning, the primary thing that comes to their mind is a will. While a will is a crucial aspect of an estate plan, it is important to keep in mind that estate planning in Wisconsin involves far more than drafting a single document. A comprehensive estate plan may include not […]

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How to Choose an Estate Planning Attorney in Wisconsin

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

You have worked hard to build your family, career, and reputation. You’ve always taken charge of what happens and when, and have moved your life in the direction of your dreams. You’re proud of all you’ve accomplished. What happens to everything you’ve created when you pass away? It may be an unpleasant thought, but answering […]

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What Will Happen to Your Inheritance During Divorce in Wisconsin?

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

Divorce is a challenging and emotionally charged journey that often involves complex legal considerations. Amidst the turmoil, questions about the fate of one’s assets, including inheritances, can add an additional layer of stress and uncertainty. Did you obtain inheritance money while married and wonder what will happen to it during your divorce? While every situation […]

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Important Qualities to Look for When Naming a Trustee

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

Creating a trust is an effective way to look out for your interests both while you are alive and after you die. But a trust only works as intended if the trustee you choose properly administers it. There are lots of ways to choose a trustee, and you should consult with an estate planning attorney before making a final […]

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When Should I Make Changes to My Estate Plan?

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

You’re probably already familiar with the importance of an estate plan. It can protect your legacy, help avoid probate at your passing, and prevent family conflict, among many other things. However, what many don’t realize is that estate plans aren’t usually good forever and require periodic review. When you create your estate plan, you’re creating […]

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Important Qualities to Look for When Naming a Trustee

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

Creating a trust is an effective way to look out for your interests both while you are alive and after you die. But a trust only works as intended if the trustee you choose properly administers it. There are lots of ways to choose a trustee, and you should consult with an estate planning attorney […]

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Ways to Avoid Probate

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

Mention the word “probate” or “probate court” and you will likely receive a negative comment in response. But what exactly is probate and why would you want to avoid it? What is Probate? Probate is the legal process of distributing someone’s assets after they die. Probate courts review the individual’s assets and their Last Will […]

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