The Register in Probate assists in the probate of all estate proceedings to include: Informal Probates, Formal Probates, Administrative proceedings and Wills filed. The Registrar also oversees Guardianships, Protective Placements, Mental and Alcohol Commitments and Adoptions.
Pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 856.05, the original Will for every deceased person must be filed with the Register in Probate within 30 days of death. If a probate proceeding is required, you may file the original Will at the same time that you file the initial documents to open the administration. If no probate proceeding is required, please file the decedent's Will within 30 days of death. It is preferred that you personally file the original Will with this office.
For additional Probate information, please visit the Wisconsin Register in Probate Website http://www.wripa.org
For additional Guardianship information, please visit the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources website: www.gwaar.org/guardianship
All Register in Probate forms can be found at https://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/circuit/index.htm
For further questions, please contact the Register in Probate, Sarah Matheny, at 715-538-2311 ext. 238.