Probate is the court-supervised process for the orderly transfer of a decedent's assets to those that are entitled to them. This process is necessary for several reasons:
To ensure that all interested persons are given proper notice;
To ensure that all debts, taxes, and expenses of decedent are paid; and
To ensure all remaining assets are distributed according to the Last Will and Testament of the decedent or to the heirs as determined by Wisconsin Law.
If the decedent left a Last Will and Testament, the original must be filed within 30 days, even if no probate procedure is necessary. If a probate procedure is necessary, the original Will may be filed with those documents.
Please note: If a person is nominated in a decedent's Will as personal representative, they do not have the authority to act until the appropriate documents have been filed and Domiciliary Letters have been issued to them by the probate court.
Francis M. Boyle, Jr. - Register in Probate Phone: 715-732-7475 Fax: 715-732-7461
1926 Hall Avenue Room C210
Marinette, Wisconsin 54143 Map