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Guardianship 

 

Guardianship of Incompetent Person 

Is used when a person over the age of 18 has a developmental disability or a doctor will complete an evaluation stating that the person is incompetent. It may be necessary to hire an attorney to assist you with this procedure. A Guardian ad Litem MUST be hired to represent the proposed Ward.

 You may come to the Register in Probate Office to purchase a forms packet for a fee or click on Guardianship of Individual Guideline [PDF] for a listing of the forms required and steps which need to be taken in this type of guardianship.

Click on Guardian Powers of the Person and Guardian Powers of the Estate for more information on a Guardian's duties and responsibilities.

    Guardianship of Minor 

    Is used when a person is under the age of 18.

    You may come to the Register in Probate Office to purchase a forms packet for a fee or click on Minor Guardianship Guideline [PDF] for a listing of the forms required and steps which need to be taken in this type of guardianship. It may be necessary to hire an attorney to assist you with this procedure. A Guardian ad Litem MUST be hired to represent the proposed Ward.

    The Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center (GSC) provides information and assistance on issues related to guardianship, protective placement, advance directives, and more.

     

    Foreign Guardianship (transferred from another state)

    Is used when a guardianship of the person or of the estate is transferred to this state.  The guardian of the person or estate must petition the court in this state to accept the guardianship.A Guardian ad Litem MAY be appointed to represent the interests of the respondent or to assist the court in conforming the order to the laws of this state.  The court SHALL appoint a Guardian ad Litem if an objection is made.

     

    Foreign Guardianship (transferred from Wisconsin to another state)

    Is used when a guardian of the person or guardian of the estate who is appointed in this state may petition the court to transfer the guardianship to another state. The court MAY at any time appoint a Guardian ad Litem to represent the interests of the respondent.  The Court SHALL appoint a Guardian ad Litem if an objection is made.

     

    Foreign Guardianship (REGISTRATION)

    Is used if a guardian of the person or guardian of the estate has been appointed in another state, the guardian may register the guardianship of the person or guardianship of the estate in this state.