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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.