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Probate Duration in Wisconsin

Posted by Lanre J. Abiola | Jan 06, 2024

Probate is the legal process of transferring the property from a deceased person's estate to their heirs or beneficiaries. Additionally, probate is required in Wisconsin for any estate, without a trust, that exceeds $50,000. Probate is overseen by the local probate court. 

Additionally, Wisconsin wants an estate to be probated within 18 months after the decedent's death but it does vary by county. Some counties in Wisconsin want the estate to be probated within a year. Once the Will and petition are filed, creditors have a three month window where they can file claims against the estate.  

Therefore, in Wisconsin, an estate can be settled within the probate court system between six and 18 months, depending on the complexity of the probate. 

To learn more about probate, contact Prestige Law Office, LLC. Give the firm a chance to help administer your probate by scheduling a consultation and taking the first step in securing your future.

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Lanre J. Abiola

Mr. Lanre Abiola founded Prestige Law Office, LLC, with the objective of providing individuals, entrepreneurs, and small and mid-sized businesses with high-quality, cost-effective legal services to achieve the best possible result for clients at a fair cost. Mr. Abiola believes in vigorous advocacy on clients' behalf.

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