How Much Does Estate Planning Cost in Wisconsin?

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

Wisconsin residents often underestimate the value of estate planning and the significant savings that come with working with a lawyer. While drafting a will or trust yourself might save you money in the short term, you could be setting yourself up for later financial headaches or costly, lengthy legal disputes among your family when you […]

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Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. Attorneys Amy Risseeuw and Avram Berk Selected to Super Lawyers 2023

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

Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. is proud to announce that two of its partners, Amy Risseeuw and Avram Berk, have been selected to the 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. This prestigious recognition is awarded to only 5% of attorneys in the state, and it is a testament to Amy and Avram’s exceptional legal skills and […]

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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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Digital Assets Belong in Your Estate Plan

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

When we think of estate planning and protecting our assets, the assets that first come to mind are a house, real estate, jewelry, family heirlooms, bank accounts, and investments. What is often overlooked are our digital assets: the photos we share online, the material we publish online, our text messages, social media profiles, cryptocurrencies, and […]

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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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The Right Lawyer Can Make All of the Difference

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

Hiring the right attorney can make or break your case. A good lawyer will clearly explain your legal position, rights, and options, making you feel in the know throughout your case. Hire an aggressive legal advocate committed to helping you secure the best results possible. Learn more here.

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