Waukesha County

Guardianships & Protective Placements


Guardianships and protective placements are handled in both the Juvenile and Probate Courts. Circumstances of the action will determine in which court your matter will be heard.

Juvenile Court  

Guardianship of MINOR'S PERSON is handled in the Juvenile Court and is filed in Room JC-103 at the reception desk at 521 Riverview Avenue. A person seeking appointment by a judge to make decisions for a minor child and to become responsible for all life decisions of the child may use the forms and instructions below.

Probate Court  

Guardianship of the MINOR'S ESTATE is handled by the Probate Court and is filed in Room JC-103 at the reception desk at 521 Riverview Avenue.


Guardianship of an ADULT INCOMPETENT'S PERSON OR ESTATE is handled by the Probate Court and is filed in Room JC-103 at the reception desk at 521 Riverview Avenue.

Protective Placement of an ADULT INCOMPETENT is handled in the Probate Court and is filed in Room JC-103 at the reception desk at 521 Riverview Avenue.

  • Adult Protective Placement (not yet available)