A Wisconsin Last Will and Testament is a legal document that a person, referred to as a Testator, would use to declare how they would like to distribute their assets once they have died. In Wisconsin, Chapter 853 of the Wisconsin Code sets standards and boundaries for all wills created in the state. This code requires all Wisconsin Testators to be at least 18 years of age and of sound mind. The use of Holographic and Handwritten Wills is restricted in Wisconsin. Nuncupative, commonly known as Oral Wills are not recognized in Wisconsin and will not be enforced. Holographic Wills, commonly known as Handwritten Wills, must be witnessed by two (2) individuals.
To complete a last will and testament in the state of Wisconsin, a Testator would need to provide is his or her first and last name, followed by their address. Next, the Testator will need to appoint an Executor. Once the Executor has been named, the Testator will then declare his or her wishes as it pertains to their estate. Once these wishes have been completed, the Testator will sign and have his or her (2) witnesses sign the bottom of the document and it will become effective, amending any previous will.