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Probate Related Legal Questions and Answers

Wisconsin FAQ’s for subjects such as probate, durable powers of attorney, revocable living trusts, will & estate planning, and marital property.

Wisconsin Registers in Probate Association

Information for Registers in Probate and others conducting business in Probate Court.

Local Court Rules and Practices
Local Probate Court Rules  Waukesha County Probate Court rules and established policies and procedures.

Best Practices and Tips PDF Document 

Guide to practices and tips for general Probate Court matters.

Estates and Trusts

Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 851-879

Search Wisconsin Statutes that pertain to probate of an estate.

Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 701 PDF Document

Direct link to the Wisconsin Statutes that pertain to trusts.

A Personal Representative's Guide to Informal Probate

A guide to help individuals understand the informal probate process including the necessary documents.

Wisconsin Fiduciary, Estate, and Trust Tax Forms

Information on tax forms.

Transfer Vehicle to Surviving Spouse

Information on eligibility to use this process, forms and instructions to complete the transfer, and a contact for questions.

Transfer Vehicle to Heir

Information on eligibility to use this process, forms and instructions to complete the transfer, and a contact for questions.

Medicaid Estate Recovery Program PDF Document

Information on how the State of Wisconsin recovers expenses after a person has died, for certain government benefits paid to that person during his or her lifetime.

Powers of Attorney & Trusts: Duties and Rights as Agents and Trustees PDF Document

Guide to understanding basic duties of an agent under a power of attorney or a trustee.

Guardianship

Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 54 PDF Document

Direct link to the Wisconsin Statutes that pertain to guardianships.

Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 55 PDF Document

Direct link to the Wisconsin Statutes that pertain to protective placements.

Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 51 PDF Document

Direct link to the Wisconsin Statutes that pertain to Civil Commitments.

Guardianship of Adults: A Decision Making Guide

Information to help decide if adult guardianship is necessary, the application process, and available support services.

Guardianship Guide PDF Document

A handbook for guardians.

Adult Guardianship

Provides information for anyone who has been appointed to be guardian for a person who is receiving services for mental illness, a developmental disability, or substance abuse in the state of Wisconsin.

GAL's Guide Regarding Adult Placement PDF Document

A guide for guardians ad litem regarding placing people with developmental disabilities or mental illness in the community.

Guardianship Support Center Newsletter

Provides support and up-to-date information for Wisconsin guardians.

Coalition for Wisconsin's Aging Groups (CWAG)

Provides information on advocacy, legislation, legal rights, benefits, publications, and other information for the aging population.

CWAG Guardianship Related Publications

A list of links to additional guardianship related information and publications.

Powers of Attorney

Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 155 PDF Document

Direct link to the Wisconsin Statutes that pertain to healthcare powers of attorney.

Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 243 PDF Document

Direct link to the Wisconsin Statutes that pertain to financial powers of attorney.

Life Planning: Planning Ahead for Future Health Needs

A Gift to Your Family consumer guide regarding powers of attorney for health care, living wills and do not resuscitate orders.

Power of Attorney for Healthcare

Information and forms to create a power of attorney for healthcare document and to appoint an agent.

Declaration to Physicians (Living Will)

Information and forms to create a living will.

Power of Attorney for Finance and Property

Information and forms to create a power of attorney for finance and property document and to appoint an agent.

Powers of Attorney & Trusts: Duties and Rights as Agents and Trustees PDF Document

Guide to understanding basic duties of an agent under a power of attorney for finances or a trustee.

Genealogy Research

Vital Records

Provides information on obtaining copies of vital records (birth, death, and marriage records), searching records in person, and other available services.

Waukesha County Historical Society

Provides information on the search resources available in the Historical Society's Research Center.

Wisconsin State Historical Society

Provides help links, helpful information, and schedules for workshops to assist individuals in doing family history searches.

Wisconsin Genealogy Services

Provides FAQ's about what information is available and accessible, where to go, and how to search the Vital Records when conducting a genealogy search.

The National Archives

Assistance for how to search the following government records: Census Records, Military Records, Immigration Records (Ship Passenger Lists), Naturalization Records, and Land Records.

General Court Links
Legal Topics A-Z Provides basic information and definitions for most legal topics. Also links to other legal research sites and resources.
Legal Dictionary Legal Terms and definitions
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Public access to court case and calendar information.
Wisconsin State Statutes - All Access to the latest version of any WI State Statute.
Waukesha County Local Court Rules  Local judicial administrative rules and established policies and procedures.
Wisconsin State Forms Access to all state mandatory and pro se forms in downloadable versions.
State of Wisconsin Self-Help Center Provides statewide information and resources for people representing themselves in court.
Legal Explorer Legal information and educational resources provided by the Wisconsin State Bar Association through their public website.
Waukesha County Clerk of Courts Provides information about all Circuit Court Services divisions.
Wisconsin Court System Provides information on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Office of Lawyer Regulation, and other court related resources.
Wisconsin State Law Library A comprehensive collection of legal materials and a variety of reference and research services.
Wisconsin State Bar Provides links to free Wisconsin case law, statutes, court rules and other public resources.
Interpreter Roster A directory of Wisconsin certified interpreters in 24 languages (including American Sign Language).
WI Clerk of Courts Directory Provides contact information for all of Wisconsin’s Clerks of Circuit Court offices.
International Process Servers Association Search world-wide for a process server.
Wisconsin Association of Mediators A non-profit association of professional mediators, volunteer mediators, and individuals who promote and develop the use and practice of cooperative conflict resolution through mediation.
General Government Links
First Call for Help (2-1-1) Community agency that provides referral, telephone counseling, community outreach, and in-person counseling services.
Waukesha County Provides links to all Waukesha County departments and government Officials.
State of Wisconsin Provides links and information on government programs, agencies, legislation, and state officials.
Wisconsin State Legislature Provides a searchable database of bills and amendments, statutes and other legislative documents, provides help finding your state and federal representatives, and can help you track legislative activities on proposals, committees, authors, and subjects.
Wisconsin Blue Book Contains the biographies and photos of Wisconsin's elected public officials, the text of the Wisconsin Constitution, a detailed description of the organization and functions of state government, and a statistical section providing diverse information on the state.
First Gov Provides a rich treasure of online information, services and resources about the US Government.

 


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