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Helpful Links

A great deal of information which can be helpful to a person trying to understand issues and/or solve problems related to estate planning, probate or elder law in Wisconsin is available on the internet. Here is a small sample of some of these potentially helpful sites:

General Information & Resources
 

 

State Bar of Wisconsin
(broad collection of legal and related information and resources)
 

www.wisbar.org

WisBar - legal resources links page
(links to a variety of legal references and resources)
 

http://www.wisbar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Forms2 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
(tax forms, tax publications,
comprehensive tax information)
 

http://www.irs.ustreas.gov 

Wisconsin STATUTES
 

http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html

Family Estate Planning in Wisconsin (excellent overview of general estate planning concepts, but very basic)
 

http://learningstore.uwex.edu/pdf/B1442.PDF


 

 

Wills & Financial Powers of Attorney
 

 

Wisconsin statutory will
(statutory provisions which outline legal provisions applicable to wills in Wisconsin, with text for very basic forms of wills)
 

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/853.pdf 

Wisconsin statutory form for Power of Attorney for Finances
 

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/advdirectives/F00036.pdf 

Wis. Stat. Chapter 154 - Advance Directives
 

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/154.pdf 

Wisconsin DHS - Advance Directives
(Living Will, Power of Attorney Forms, Authorization for Final Disposition)
 

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/AdvDirectives/ADFormsPOA.htm

   

Long-Term Care & Medicaid Information

 

Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services
(info, links re BadgerCare, FoodShare, Medicaid, etc.)
 

http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/customerHelp/ 

Wisconsin Medicaid Eligibility Handbook - Elderly, Blind & Disabled
 

http://www.emhandbooks.wisconsin.gov/meh-ebd/meh.htm

Wisconsin Division of Long Term Care (DLTC) - index to online forms
 

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/DLTCnum.asp 

   

Elder Law Information & Resources

 

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) - Elder Law Center
(excellent collection of publications and general information)
 

http://cwagwisconsin.org/publications/cwag-elder-law-center/ 

CWAG Guardianship Support Center
 

http://cwagwisconsin.org/elder-law-center/guardianship-support-center/ 

CWAG Guardianship Publications
(extensive collection of online publications covering virtually every aspect of adult guardianships)
 

http://cwagwisconsin.org/publications/guardianship-support/  

Guardianship of Adults
(publication of Wis DHS Division of Long Term Care, June 2011)
 

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/P2/p20460.pdf 

Information on corporate guardians
(Wis DHS Division of Long Term Care)
 

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_DSL/CorptGuardn/CGintro.htm

   

Probate & Court Information

 

CCAP - Wisconsin court records
(information about pending court cases, including parties & attorneys involved, past and scheduled events, and court information)
 

http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl

Wis. Circuit Court DIRECTORY
(e.g., addresses and phone numbers for clerks of court and judges, etc.)
 

http://www.wicourts.gov/contact/docs/circuit.pdf 

WisBar -
local court rules links

(local court rules help to clarify different procedures which might be followed in different counties)
 

http://www.wisbar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Circuit_court_rules2 

Wis. Circuit Court Forms - Probate
 

http://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/circuit/formcategory.jsp?Category=26 

 

 

See also our collection of Helpful Links for Family Law.