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CHAPTER 851
PROBATE — DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
SUBCHAPTER I
DEFINITIONS
851.002 Definitions.
851.01 Administration.
851.03 Beneficiary.
851.035 Conscious presence.
851.04 Court.
851.05 Decedent.
851.055 Deferred marital property.
851.06 Determination date.
851.065 Devise.
851.07 Distributee.
851.09 Heir.
851.11 Intestate succession.
851.13 Issue.
851.15 Mortgage.
851.17 Net estate.
851.19 Person.
851.21 Person interested.
851.23 Personal representative.
851.27 Property.
851.29 Sale.
851.30 Surviving spouse.
851.31 Will.
SUBCHAPTER II
GENERAL PROBATE PROVISIONS
851.40 Basis for attorney fees.
851.50 Status of adopted persons.
851.55 Simultaneous death.
851.70 Presumption in favor of orders.
851.71 Appointment and compensation of registers in probate.
851.72 Duties of registers in probate.
851.73 Powers of registers in probate.
851.74 Fees in probate matters.
851.75 Register in probate may be appointed deputy clerk.
subch. I of ch. 851 SUBCHAPTER I
DEFINITIONS
851.002 851.002 Definitions. The definitions in ss. 851.01 to 851.31 apply to chs. 851 to 882.
851.002 History History: 1979 c. 89; 1997 a. 188.
851.002 Annotation Wisconsin's New Probate Code. Erlanger. Wis. Law. Oct. 1998.
851.01 851.01 Administration. "Administration" means any proceeding relating to a decedent's estate whether testate or intestate.
851.03 851.03 Beneficiary. "Beneficiary" means any person nominated in a will to receive an interest in property other than in a fiduciary capacity.
851.035 851.035 Conscious presence. "Conscious presence" means within the range of any of a person's senses.
851.035 History History: 1997 a. 188.
851.04 851.04 Court. "Court" means the circuit court or judge assigned to exercise probate jurisdiction.
851.04 History History: 1977 c. 449.
851.05 851.05 Decedent. "Decedent" means the deceased person whose estate is subject to administration.
851.055 851.055 Deferred marital property. "Deferred marital property" means any property that satisfies all of the following:
851.055(1) (1) Is not classified by ch. 766.
851.055(1m) (1m) Is not classified as individual property or marital property under a valid marital property agreement, unless the marital property agreement provides otherwise.
851.055(2) (2) Was acquired while the spouses were married.
851.055(3) (3) Would have been classified as marital property under ch. 766 if the property had been acquired when ch. 766 applied.
851.055 History History: 1985 a. 37; 1987 a. 393; 1997 a. 188; 2005 a. 216.
851.06 851.06 Determination date. "Determination date" has the meaning given under s. 766.01 (5).
851.06 History History: 1985 a. 37.
851.065 851.065 Devise. "Devise", when used as a noun, means a testamentary disposition of any real or personal property by will. "Devise", when used as a verb, means to dispose of any real or personal property by will.
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