Wisconsin Last Will & Testament Information
A Wisconsin Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid. They must sign the Will within a reasonable amount of time.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
A Wisconsin resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
A Wisconsin last will also permits the testator to make a gift towards charity, state a legal guardians for minors after their parent’s death, create a trust for a person of their choosing or make a pet trust to care for the animal after the owner’s death.
In this state, the absence of a will upon death means that the surviving spouse claims the entire estate, even in the event that this spouse and the deceased share descendants.
A Wisconsin will is permitted to be changed at any given time through the proper use of a codicil.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Wisconsin.