387,437 Section 437. 880.26 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (3) (intro.) and amended to read:
54.64 (3) Guardianship Termination of guardianship of the person. (intro.) A guardianship of the person shall terminate when if any of the following occurs:
387,438 Section 438. 880.26 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (3) (c) and amended to read:
54.64 (3) (c) A formerly minor ward attains his or her majority, unless the minor is incompetent age 18, unless the guardianship was ordered on the grounds of incompetency.
387,439 Section 439. 880.26 (1) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (3) (d) and amended to read:
54.64 (3) (d) A minor ward lawfully whose guardianship was not ordered on the grounds of incompetency marries.
387,440 Section 440. 880.26 (1) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (3) (a) and amended to read:
54.64 (3) (a) The court adjudicates a former ward who was formerly found to be incompetent to be competent no longer incompetent or a ward who was formerly found to be a spendthrift to be capable of handling his or her income and assets, or terminates the guardianship under sub. (2) (d).
387,441 Section 441. 880.26 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (4) (intro.) and amended to read:
54.64 (4) Guardianship Termination of guardianship of the estate. (intro.) A guardianship of the estate shall terminate when if any of the following occurs:
387,442 Section 442. 880.26 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (4) (c) and amended to read:
54.64 (4) (c) A formerly minor ward attains his or her majority age 18.
387,443 Section 443. 880.26 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (4) (d) and amended to read:
54.64 (4) (d) A minor ward lawfully whose guardianship was not ordered on the grounds of incompetency marries and the court approves the termination.
387,444 Section 444. 880.26 (2) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (4) (a) and amended to read:
54.64 (4) (a) The court adjudicates a former ward who was formerly found to be incompetent or a spendthrift to be no longer incompetent or a ward who was formerly found to be a spendthrift to be capable of handling his or her property income and assets.
387,445 Section 445. 880.26 (2) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (4) (e) and amended to read:
54.64 (4) (e) A ward dies, except when the estate can be settled as provided by s. 880.28 54.66 (4).
387,446 Section 446. 880.26 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (5) (intro.) and amended to read:
54.64 (5) Depleted guardianships guardianship. (intro.) When the If a court determines that the estate income and assets of the a ward is below $5,000 do not exceed the amount specified in s. 867.03 (1g) and are reduced to a point where it is to the advantage of the ward to dispense with the guardianship, the court may terminate do one of the following:
(a) Terminate the guardianship and authorize order disposition of the remaining assets as provided by s. 880.04 (2) 54.12 (1). The court, as a part of the disposition, may order a suitable amount paid to the county treasurer under order of the court or reserved in the guardianship to assure the ward a decent burial, a marker and care for the grave. In the case of an insolvent guardianship, the court may order an amount not exceeding $400 reserved in the guardianship or paid to the county treasurer under order of the court to assure the ward a decent burial the guardian to make appropriate financial arrangements for the burial or other disposition of the remains of the ward.
387,447 Section 447. 880.27 of the statutes is renumbered 54.66 (1) and amended to read:
54.66 (1) Settlement of accounts Render final account. Upon termination of If a court terminates a guardianship, or upon resignation, removal or death of a guardian, such resigns, is removed, or dies, the guardian or the guardian's personal representative or special administrator shall forthwith promptly render the guardian's a final account to the court and to the ward or former ward, the successor guardian, or the deceased ward's personal representative as the case may be. Upon approval of the account and filing proper receipts the guardian shall be discharged and the guardian's bond released or special administrator, as appropriate. If the ward dies and the guardian and the deceased ward's personal representative or special administrator are the same person, the deceased ward's personal representative or special administrator shall give notice of the termination and rendering of the final account to all interested persons of the ward's estate.
387,448 Section 448. 880.28 of the statutes is renumbered 54.66 (4) and amended to read:
54.66 (4) Summary settlement of small estates. When If a ward dies leaving an estate which that can be settled summarily under s. 867.01, the court may approve such the settlement and distribution by the guardian, under the procedures of s. 867.01 without the necessity of appointing a personal representative.
387,449 Section 449. 880.29 of the statutes is renumbered 54.64 (6) and amended to read:
54.64 (6) Delivery of property to foreign guardian in another state. When property of a nonresident ward is in the possession of or due from a guardian or personal representative appointed in this state, the appointing court may order such the property delivered to the foreign guardian upon filing appointed in the state of the nonresident ward after a verified petition, accompanied by a copy of his or her the nonresident guardian's appointment and bond, authenticated so as to be admissible in evidence, is filed with the court and upon after 10 days' notice is provided to the resident guardian or personal representative. Such The petition shall be denied if granting it shall appear appears to be against the interests of the ward. The Any receipt of obtained from the foreign nonresident guardian for the property so delivered shall be taken and filed with the other papers in the proceeding, and a certified copy thereof of the receipt shall be sent to the court which that appointed such the nonresident guardian.
387,450 Section 450. 880.295 of the statutes is repealed.
387,451 Section 451. 880.31 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
387,452 Section 452. 880.31 (1) and (7) of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 54.76 (1) and amended to read:
54.76 (1) Any adult resident who is unwilling or believes that he or she is unable properly to manage his or her property assets or income may voluntarily apply to the circuit court of the county of his or her residence for appointment of a conservator of the estate. Upon receipt of the application, the court shall fix a time and place for hearing the application and may direct to whom, including presumptive heirs, and in what manner notice of the hearing shall be given. (7) If an application for conservatorship is filed, the to a potential recipient of the notice, unless the potential recipient has waived receipt. The fee prescribed in s. 814.66 (1) (b) shall be paid at the time of the filing of the inventory or other documents setting forth the value of the estate assets and income.
387,453 Section 453. 880.31 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 54.76 (2) and amended to read:
54.76 (2) At the time of such hearing for appointment of a conservator, the applicant shall be personally examined by the court and if the court is satisfied that the applicant desires a conservator and that the fiduciary nominated is and any proposed standby conservator are suitable, the court may appoint the nominee as conservator and, if applicable, designate the proposed standby conservator as standby conservator and issue letters of conservatorship to the nominee upon the filing of after he or she files a bond in the amount fixed by the court.
387,454 Section 454. 880.31 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 54.76 (3) and amended to read:
54.76 (3) A Except as provided in sub. (3g), a conservator shall have has all the powers and duties of a guardian of the property of an incompetent person. The conservator's powers shall cease upon being removed by the court or upon death of the person whose estate is being conserved estate. An individual whose income and assets are under conservatorship may make gifts of his or her income and assets, subject to approval of the conservator.
387,455 Section 455. 880.31 (4) and (5) of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 54.76 (4) and amended to read:
54.76 (4) Any person, including an individual whose estate is income and assets are under conservatorship, may apply to the court at any time for termination thereof of the conservatorship. Upon such receipt of the application, the court shall fix a time and place for hearing and may direct that 10 days' notice by mail be given to the person's individual's guardian, if any, of the person or agent under a power of attorney for health care, the conservator, any standby conservator, and the presumptive adult heirs of the applicant. Upon such individual whose income and assets are under conservatorship. A potential recipient of the notice may waive its receipt. At the hearing, the court shall, unless it is clearly shown that the applicant individual whose income and assets are under conservatorship is incompetent, remove the conservator and order the property income and assets restored to the applicant, or if the applicant so desires and the nominee is suitable, the court may appoint a successor conservator. (5) individual. If , however, the court shall upon such hearing determine determines at the hearing that the person individual whose estate is income and assets are administered by a conservator may be is incapable of handling his or her estate income and assets, the court shall order the conservatorship continued, or, if the applicant so desires and