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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE.
THE REGISTER IN PROBATE OFFICE CANNOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE; PLEASE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IF YOU NEED LEGAL GUIDANCE OR ADVICE.
To begin a new Guardianship under Wis. Stats. Chapter 54 please complete the following documents:
 
Form No.Form NameLink to Document
GN-3100Petition for Guardianship Due to IncompetencyClick here to access form
GN-3130Examining Physician's or Psychologist's ReportClick here to access form
GN-3115Waiver and Consent to Petition for Guardianship  (to be completed by parents)Click here to access form
GN-3140Statement of Acts and Consent to Serve as GuardianClick here to access form
GN-3110Order and Notice of HearingClick here to access form
GF-131AOrder Appointing Guardian ad LitemClick here to access form
 Petition for Waiver of FeesClick here to access form
GN-3121Certificate of Service on IndividualClick here to access form
GN-3120Affidavit of ServiceClick here to access form

Return the  completed forms to the Register in Probate office. A judge will be assigned to the case, and a hearing date will be assigned. 
You will be assessed a $500.00 deposit made payable to the Guardian ad Litem. This deposit may be waived if the petitioner is indigent or has a financial hardship, and the judge will determine fee responsibility at the time of hearing.
The petitioner must have the proposed ward personally served with a copy of the filed documents (listed above.) The process server must complete the Certificate of Service (form GN-3121) and file with the Register in Probate.
The petitioner must provide a copy of the filed documents (listed above) by mail or personal service upon the following individuals:     
     
1. The proposed ward's counsel, if any.
2. The proposed ward's guardian ad litem.
3. Any presumptive adult heirs, as specified in s. 851.09, of the proposed ward.
4. Any other interested persons, unless specifically waived by the court.
5. The agent under any durable power of attorney or power of attorney for health care of the ward.
6. Any person who has legal or physical custody of the proposed ward.
7. Any public or private agency, charity, or foundation from which the proposed ward is receiving aid or assistance.
8. The proposed guardian for the proposed ward.
9. Any other person that the court requires.

After service is completed, the Affidavit of Service (GN-3120) must be completed and filed with the Register in Probate prior to the hearing.The following forms must be  completed and brought to the scheduled court hearing:
 
Form No.Form NameLink to Document
GN-3170Determinaion and Order on Petition for GuardianshipClick here to access form
GN-3200Letters of Guardianship of PersonClick here to access form
GN-3210Letters of Guardianship of Estate (see below for Inventory filing requirement)Click here to access form

The Guardianship Inventory click here to access form must be completed by the person appointed as guardian of estate 60 days after appointment, and the proper filing fee paid ($20.00 for assets valued under $50,000 - .2% of value of assets valued over $50,000.)