Planning your estate in advance is essential towards ensuring your wishes are carried out. If you do not leave distinct dispositions that may include instruments such as a will or a trust, Wisconsin law steps in with its own provisions for distributing your property.
Some people think they have a valid will. However, a will that fails to comply with technical requirements or that succumbs to a challenge in probate court will not be enforced. In the absence of a valid will, intestacy provisions will apply.