880.07 (1) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 54.34 (1) (d) and amended to read:
54.34 (1) (d) Any assets of the proposed ward previously derived from or benefits of the proposed ward now due and payable from the U.S. department of veterans affairs.
880.07 (1) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 54.34 (1) (e).
880.07 (1) (f) of the statutes is renumbered 54.34 (1) (f).
880.07 (1) (g) of the statutes is renumbered 54.34 (1) (g).
880.07 (1) (h) of the statutes is renumbered 54.34 (1) (h) and amended to read:
54.34 (1) (h) The names and post-office addresses of the spouse and presumptive or apparent adult heirs of the proposed ward, and all other persons believed by the petitioner to be interested parties.
880.07 (1) (i) of the statutes is renumbered 54.34 (1) (i) and amended to read:
54.34 (1) (i) The name and post-office address of the person or institution having the, if any, that has care and custody of the proposed ward or the facility, if any, that is providing care to the proposed ward.
880.07 (1) (j) of the statutes is renumbered 54.34 (1) (j) and amended to read:
54.34 (1) (j) The interest of the petitioner, and, if a public official or creditor is the petitioner, then the fact of indebtedness or continuing liability for maintenance or continuing breach of the public peace as well as the authority of the petitioner to act.
880.07 (1m) of the statutes is repealed.
880.07 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 54.34 (2) and amended to read:
54.34 (2) A petition for guardianship may also include an application for protective placement or protective services or both under ch. 55.
880.07 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
880.07 (4) of the statutes is repealed.
880.075 of the statutes is renumbered 54.44 (1) (b) and amended to read:
54.44 (1) (b) Time of hearing for certain appointments. A petition for guardianship of a person
an individual who has been admitted to a nursing home or a community-based residential facility under s. 50.06 shall be heard within 60 days after it is filed. If an individual under s. 50.06 (3) alleges that an individual is making a health care decision under s. 50.06 (5) (a) that is not in the best interests of the incapacitated individual or if the incapacitated individual verbally objects to or otherwise actively protests the admission, the petition shall be heard as soon as possible within the 60-day period.
880.08 (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (2) (intro.) and amended to read:
54.38 (2) Notice of hearing for appointments and rehearings, service, and delivery. (intro.) Upon the filing of a petition for guardianship, and the court being of the person or of the estate, including appointment or change of a guardian, if the court is satisfied as to compliance with s. 880.07 54.34, the court shall, except as provided in sub. (3), order the petitioner to serve notice on the proposed ward and guardian, if any, and to deliver notice to interested persons of the time and place of the hearing, as follows:
880.08 (1) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
880.08 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (2) (a) and amended to read:
54.38 (2) (a) A petitioner shall have notice served of a petition for appointment or change of a guardian upon On the proposed incompetent and existing guardian, if any, ward by personal service and an existing guardian, if any, by personal service or by registered or certified mail at least 10 days before the time set for hearing. If such proposed incompetent the proposed ward is in custody or confinement, a the petitioner shall have notice served by registered or certified mail on the proposed incompetent's ward's custodian, who shall immediately serve it on the proposed incompetent ward. The process server or custodian shall inform the proposed incompetent ward of the complete contents of the notice and certify thereon petition, motion, or other required document; certify on the notice that the process server or custodian served and informed the proposed incompetent and returned ward; and return the certificate and notice to the circuit judge. The notice shall include the names of all persons who are petitioning for guardianship. A copy of the petition shall be attached to the notice. The court shall cause the proposed incompetent, if able to attend, to be produced at the hearing. The proposed incompetent is presumed able to attend unless, after a personal interview, the guardian ad litem certifies in writing to the court the specific reasons why the person is unable to attend. If the person is unable to attend a hearing because of physical inaccessibility or lack of transportation, the court shall hold the hearing in a place where the person may attend if requested by the proposed ward, guardian ad litem, adversary counsel or other interested person. Such notice shall also be given personally or by mail at least 10 days before the hearing to the proposed incompetent's counsel, if any, guardian ad litem, presumptive adult heirs or other persons who have legal or physical custody of the proposed incompetent whose names and addresses are known to the petitioner or can with reasonable diligence be ascertained, to any governmental or private agency, charity or foundation from which the proposed incompetent is receiving aid and to such other persons or entities as the court may require. The court shall then proceed under s. 880.33 court.
880.08 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
880.08 (3) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
880.08 (3) (am) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (3) (intro.) and amended to read:
54.38 (3) Notice of hearing for appointment of guardian for a minor. (intro.) When If the proposed ward is a minor, notice shall be given as provided in s. 879.05 the court shall order delivery of notice by the petitioner of the time and place of the hearing to all of the following persons, if applicable:
880.08 (3) (am) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (3) (a) and amended to read:
54.38 (3) (a) The proposed ward's spouse, if any.
880.08 (3) (am) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (3) (b) and amended to read:
54.38 (3) (b) The proposed ward's parents parent, unless the parent's parental rights have been judicially terminated.
880.08 (3) (am) 3. of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (3) (c) and amended to read:
54.38 (3) (c) A minor The proposed ward, if the proposed ward is over 14 years of age unless the minor appears at the hearing.
880.08 (3) (am) 4. of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (3) (d) and amended to read:
54.38 (3) (d) Any other person, agency, institution, welfare department or other entity having that has the legal or actual physical custody of the minor.
880.08 (3) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
880.08 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (4) and amended to read:
54.38 (4) Rehearings. Notice of a rehearing to determine if a ward is a proper subject to continue under guardianship shall be given as required for the appointment of a guardian under subs. (1), (2), and (3).
880.09 (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 54.15 (intro.) and amended to read:
54.15 Nomination; selection of guardians Selection of guardian; nominations; preferences; other criteria. (intro.) The court shall do one of the following and shall consider all of the following nominations made by any interested person and, in its discretion, shall appoint a proper guardian, having due regard for the following, applicable preferences, and criteria in determining who is appointed as guardian:
880.09 (1) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
880.09 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 54.15 (4) (b) and amended to read:
54.15 (4) (b) A minor over who is 14 years or older may in writing in circuit court nominate his or her own guardian, but if the minor is in the armed service, is without outside of the state, or if other good reason exists, the court may dispense with the minor's right of nomination.
880.09 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 54.15 (5) and amended to read:
54.15 (5) Preference
Parent of a proposed ward. If one or both of the parents of a minor, a developmentally disabled person or a person with other like incapacity or an individual with developmental disability or with serious and persistent mental illness are suitable and willing, the court shall appoint one or both of them as guardian unless the proposed ward objects court finds that the appointment is not in the proposed ward,s best interest. The court shall appoint a corporate guardian under s. 880.35 only if no suitable individual guardian is available consider a proposed ward's objection to the appointment of his or her parent.
880.09 (3) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
880.09 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 54.15 (4) (c) and amended to read:
54.15 (4) (c) If neither parent of a minor who is 14 years or older is suitable and willing to be appointed guardian, the court may appoint the nominee of a
880.09 (4) of the statutes is repealed.
880.09 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
880.09 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 54.15 (6) and amended to read:
54.15 (6) Testamentary guardianship of certain persons nomination by proposed ward's parents. Subject to the rights of a surviving parent, a parent may by will nominate a guardian and successor guardian of the person or estate of for any of his or her minor children who are is in need of guardianship
, unless the court finds that appointment of the guardian or successor guardian is not i the minor's best interests. For a person over the age of an individual who is aged 18 or older and is found to be in need of guardianship under s. 880.33 by reason of a developmental disability or other like incapacity
serious and persistent mental illness, a parent may by will nominate a testamentary guardian. The parent may waive the requirement of a bond for such an estate that is derived through a will.
880.09 (7) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
880.09 (7) of the statutes is renumbered 54.15 (4) (a) and amended to read:
54.15 (4) (a) Any person individual other than a minor aged 14 years or younger may, at such time as if the person has sufficient capacity individual does not have incapacity to such an extent that he or she is unable to form an intelligent a reasonable and informed preference, execute a written instrument, in the same manner as the execution of a will under s. 853.03, nominating a person another to be appointed as guardian of his or her person or property estate or both in the event that if a guardian is in the future appointed. Such nominee shall be appointed as guardian by the for the individual. The court shall appoint this nominee as guardian unless the court finds that the appointment of such nominee is not in the best interests of the person for whom, or for whose property, the guardian is to be appointed proposed ward.
880.10 of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (5) and amended to read:
54.38 (5) Notice of appointment of guardian of a minor ward. If for any reason the court fails to appoint as guardian the nominee of the minor, the guardian who qualifies shall give notice of the guardian's appointment to the minor by certified mail addressed to the minor's last-known post-office address and shall file an affidavit of such the mailing shall be filed with the court within 10 days after the issuance of letters notice is given.
880.12 of the statutes is repealed.
880.125 of the statutes is repealed.
880.13 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 54.46 (5) (title).
880.13 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 54.46 (4) (a) and amended to read:
54.46 (4) (a) Form Amount and sufficiency of bond. Upon the appointment of a guardian of the estate of a ward, except as provided under s. 880.60 (9), the court may require a bond given in accordance with ch. 878 and s. 895.345 The order under sub. (2) shall specify the amount of any bond required to be given by the guardian of the estate, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the guardian of the estate. No bond may be required for the guardian of the person.
880.13 (2) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 54.46 (4) (b) (title).
880.13 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 54.46 (4) (b) (intro.) and amended to read:
54.46 (4) (b) (intro.) Unless required under s. 880.60 54.852 (9), the court may waive the requirement of a bond at under any of the following circumstances:
1. At any time in its discretion or if.
2. If so requested in a will wherein
in which a nomination appears.
880.13 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 54.46 (4) (b) 3. and amended to read:
54.46 (4) (b) 3. Whenever If a guardian has or will have possession of funds of the ward with a total value of $40,000 $100,000 or less, and the court may direct directs deposit of the funds in an insured account of a bank, credit union, savings bank, or savings and loan association in the name of the guardian and the ward and payable only upon further order of the court. In such event the court may waive the requirement of a bond.
880.13 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
880.14 of the statutes is renumbered 54.46 (5) and amended to read:
54.46 (5) When letters to be issued Letters of guardianship.. When If a guardian of the estate has given bond as, if required, and the bond has been approved by the judge court, letters under the seal of the court shall be issued to the guardian of the estate. If a court determination and order appointing a guardian of the person is entered, letters under the seal of the court shall be issued to the guardian of the person.
880.15 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
880.15 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 54.50 (2) and amended to read:
54.50 (2) Appointment Duration and extent of authority. If, after consideration of a petition for temporary guardianship, the court finds that the welfare of a minor, spendthrift or an alleged incompetent requires the immediate appointment of a guardian of the person or of the estate, or of both, it The court may appoint a temporary guardian for a ward for a period not to exceed 60 days unless further extended for 60 days by order of the court. The court may extend the period only once, except that the court may extend this period for good cause shown for one additional 60-day period. The court may impose no further temporary guardianship on the ward for at least 90 days after the expiration of the temporary guardianship and any extension. The court's determination and order appointing the temporary guardian shall specify the authority of the temporary guardian and shall be limited to those acts that are reasonably related to the reasons for appointment that are specified in the petition for temporary guardianship. The authority of the temporary guardian shall be is limited to the performance of duties respecting specific property, or to the performance of particular those acts, as stated in the order of appointment. All provisions of the statutes concerning the powers and duties of guardians shall apply to temporary guardians except as limited by the order of appointment. The temporary guardian shall make the reports the court directs and shall account to the court upon termination of authority. The court assigned to exercise jurisdiction under chs. 48 and 938 has exclusive jurisdiction over the appointment of a temporary guardian of a minor for medical purposes but shall proceed in accordance with this section Unless the court first specifically approves and orders bond, the temporary guardian may not sell real estate or expend an amount in excess of $2,000.
880.15 (1m) of the statutes is repealed.
880.15 (1s) of the statutes is renumbered 54.38 (6) and amended to read:
54.38 (6) Notice of petition and hearing for temporary guardianship. The person petitioning petitioner for appointment of a temporary guardian shall cause
give notice to be given under s. 880.08 of that the petition to the minor, spendthrift or alleged incompetent and, if the appointment is made, shall give notice of the appointment to the ward. The time limits of s. 880.08 do not apply to notice given under this subsection proposed ward. The notice shall be served before or at the time the petition is filed or as soon thereafter as possible and shall include notice of the right to counsel and of the right to petition for reconsideration or modification of the temporary guardianship at any time under s. 880.34 within 30 days of receipt of the notice 54.50 (3) (d) The petitioner shall serve notice of the order for hearing on the proposed ward before the hearing or not later than 3 calendar days after the hearing. If the petitioner serves notice after the hearing is conducted and the court has entered an order, the petitioner shall include the court's order with the notice of the order for hearing.
880.15 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
880.15 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 54.50 (4) and amended to read:
54.50 (4) (d) Cessation of powers.
If the temporary guardianship is not sooner terminated the The duties and powers of the temporary guardian shall cease upon the issuing of letters of permanent guardianship to the guardian of the ward, or, if the ward is a minor, upon his becoming of age, or when it shall be judicially determined, the expiration of the time period specified in sub. (2), or if the court sooner determines that any other disability of the temporary ward which situation of the ward that was the cause of the temporary guardianship has terminated. Upon the termination of the temporary guardian's duties and powers, a temporary guardian of the person shall file with the court any report that the court requires. A temporary guardian of the estate shall, upon the termination of duties and powers, account to the court and deliver to the person or persons entitled to them all the estate of the ward in his or her hands the ward's estate over which the temporary guardian of the estate has had control. Any action which that has been commenced by the temporary guardian may be prosecuted to final judgment by the successor or successors in interest, if any.
880.155 of the statutes is renumbered 54.56 and amended to read:
54.56 Visitation by a minor's grandparents and stepparents. (1) In this section, "stepparent" means the surviving spouse of a deceased parent of a minor child, whether or not the surviving spouse has remarried.
(2) If one or both parents of a minor child are deceased and the child minor is in the custody of the surviving parent or any other person, a grandparent or stepparent of the child minor may petition for visitation privileges with respect to the child minor, whether or not the person with custody is married. The grandparent or stepparent may file the petition in a guardianship or temporary guardianship proceeding under this chapter that affects the minor child or may file the petition to commence an independent action under this chapter. Except as provided in sub. (3m), the court may grant reasonable visitation privileges to the grandparent or stepparent if the surviving parent or other person who has custody of the child minor has notice of the hearing and if the court determines that visitation is in the best interest of the child minor.
(3) Whenever possible, in making a determination under sub. (2), the court shall consider the wishes of the child minor.
(3m) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), the court may not grant visitation privileges to a grandparent or stepparent under this section if the grandparent or stepparent has been convicted under s. 940.01 of the first-degree intentional homicide, or under s. 940.05 of the 2nd-degree intentional homicide, of a parent of the child minor, and the conviction has not been reversed, set aside or vacated.
(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if the court determines by clear and convincing evidence that the visitation would be in the best interests of the child
minor. The court shall consider the wishes of the child minor in making the determination.
(4) The court may issue any necessary order to enforce a visitation order that is granted under this section, and may from time to time modify such the visitation privileges or enforcement order upon a showing of for good cause shown.
(4m) (a) If a grandparent or stepparent granted visitation privileges with respect to a child minor under this section is convicted under s. 940.01 of the first-degree intentional homicide, or under s. 940.05 of the 2nd-degree intentional homicide, of a parent of the child
minor, and the conviction has not been reversed, set aside or vacated, the court shall modify the visitation order by denying visitation with the child minor upon petition, motion or order to show cause by a person having custody of the child minor, or upon the court's own motion, and upon notice to the grandparent or stepparent granted visitation privileges.