Dated: ....
....
(Signature)
54.984(1)(b) (b) The execution and the recording or giving notice of its execution to the beneficiary of an instrument in substantially the following form:
Declaration of trust under
the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial
Trust Act
I, .... (name of owner of property), declare that henceforth I hold as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary other than transferor) as beneficiary and .... as distributee on termination of the trust in absence of direction by the beneficiary under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act, the following: (insert a description of the custodial trust property legally sufficient to identify and transfer each item of property).
Dated: ....
....
(Signature)
54.984(2) (2)Customary methods of transferring or evidencing ownership of property may be used to create a custodial trust, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
54.984(2)(a) (a) Registration of a security in the name of a trust company, an adult other than the transferor or the transferor if the beneficiary is other than the transferor, designated in substance “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(b) (b) Delivery of a certificated security or a document necessary for the transfer of an uncertificated security, together with any necessary endorsement, to an adult other than the transferor or to a trust company as custodial trustee, accompanied by an instrument in substantially the form prescribed in sub. (1) (a).
54.984(2)(c) (c) Payment of money or transfer of a security held in the name of a broker or a financial institution or its nominee to a broker or financial institution for credit to an account in the name of a trust company, an adult other than the transferor or the transferor if the beneficiary is other than the transferor, designated in substance: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(d) (d) Registration of ownership of a life or endowment insurance policy or annuity contract with the issuer in the name of a trust company, an adult other than the transferor or the transferor if the beneficiary is other than the transferor, designated in substance: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(e) (e) Delivery of a written assignment to an adult other than the transferor or to a trust company whose name in the assignment is designated in substance by the words: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(f) (f) Irrevocable exercise of a power of appointment, pursuant to its terms, in favor of a trust company, an adult other than the donee of the power or the donee who holds the power if the beneficiary is other than the donee, whose name in the appointment is designated in substance: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(g) (g) Delivery of a written notification or assignment of a right to future payment under a contract to an obligor which transfers the right under the contract to a trust company, an adult other than the transferor or the transferor if the beneficiary is other than the transferor, whose name in the notification or assignment is designated in substance: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(h) (h) Execution, delivery and recordation of a conveyance of an interest in real property in the name of a trust company, an adult other than the transferor or the transferor if the beneficiary is other than the transferor, designated in substance: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(i) (i) Issuance of a certificate of title by an agency of a state or of the United States which evidences title to tangible personal property which meets any of the following conditions:
54.984(2)(i)1. 1. Is issued in the name of a trust company, an adult other than the transferor or the transferor if the beneficiary is other than the transferor, designated in substance: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(i)2. 2. Is delivered to a trust company or an adult other than the transferor or endorsed by the transferor to that person, designated in substance: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984(2)(j) (j) Execution and delivery of an instrument of gift to a trust company or an adult other than the transferor, designated in substance: “as custodial trustee for .... (name of beneficiary) under the Wisconsin Uniform Custodial Trust Act".
54.984 History History: 1991 a. 246; 2005 a. 387 s. 571; Stats. 2005 s. 54.984.
54.986 54.986 Applicable law.
54.986(1)(1)Sections 54.950 to 54.988 apply to a transfer or declaration creating a custodial trust that refers to this subchapter if, at the time of the transfer or declaration, the transferor, beneficiary or custodial trustee is a resident of or has its principal place of business in this state or custodial trust property is located in this state. The custodial trust remains subject to this subchapter despite a later change in residence or principal place of business of the transferor, beneficiary or custodial trustee, or removal of the custodial trust property from this state.
54.986(2) (2)A transfer made pursuant to a law of another state substantially similar to this subchapter is governed by the law of that state and may be enforced in this state.
54.986 History History: 1991 a. 246; 2005 a. 387 s. 572; Stats. 2005 s. 54.986.
54.988 54.988 Uniformity of application and construction. Sections 54.950 to 54.988 shall be applied and construed to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law with respect to the subject of this subchapter among states enacting it.
54.988 History History: 1991 a. 246; 2005 a. 387 s. 573; Stats. 2005 s. 54.988.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 5 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 21, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-11-19)