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Wisconsin Intestacy Laws
These are selections from the Wisconsin intestate succession statutes.  (Chapter 852, Intestate Succession)

 

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852.01 Basic rules for intestate succession.
(1) WHO ARE HEIRS. Except as modified by the decedent’s will under s.852.10 (1), any part of the net estate of a decedent that is not disposed of by will passes to the decedent’s surviving heirs as follows:


(a) To the spouse:


1. If there are no surviving issue of the decedent, or if the surviving issue are all issue of the surviving spouse and the decedent, the entire estate.

 

2. If there are surviving issue one or more of whom are not issue of the surviving spouse, one−half of decedent’s property other than the following property:
a. The decedent’s interest in marital property.
b. The decedent’s interest in property held equally and exclusively with the surviving spouse as tenants in common.


(b) To the issue, per stirpes, the share of the estate not passing to the spouse under par. (a), or the entire estate if there is no surviving spouse.


(c) If there is no surviving spouse or issue, to the parents.


(d) If there is no surviving spouse, issue or parent, to the brothers and sisters and the issue of any deceased brother or sister per stirpes.


(f) If there is no surviving spouse, issue, parent or issue of a parent, to the grandparents and their issue as follows:


1. One-half to the maternal grandparents equally if both survive, or to the surviving maternal grandparent; if both maternal grandparents are deceased, to the issue of the maternal grandparents or either of them, per stirpes.



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  See Also: Which state's intestacy laws apply at death? and How are intestacy laws interpreted?
The Wisconsin intestate succession statutes may be found in full by selecting this link.  (Chapter 852, Intestate Succession)


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