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Probate

Probate is the court-supervised process for the orderly transfer of a decedent's assets to those who are entitled to receive them. Wisconsin Statutes Chapters 851 through 882 govern probate court actions. (external links)

Procedures

For more information about probate proceedings see A Personal Representative's Guide to Informal Estate Administration in Wisconsin PDF handbook. This guide is prepared by the Wisconsin Register in Probate Association.

Forms

Court forms for probate actions

Some counties have additional county-specific forms that have been developed because a standard form does not exist. For more information contact your county Register in Probate (external link).

Resources

The Wisconsin State Law Library website provides access to additional resources on probate law (external link).