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CHAPTER 243
GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCES AND CONTRACTS
243.01   Grants, etc., of trust to be in writing.
243.02   Conveyances void as to creditors void as to their heirs, etc.
243.03   "Lands" defined.
243.04   "Conveyance" defined.
243.05   Instruments signed by agents.
243.06   Death of principal, effect on agency.
243.01 243.01 Grants, etc., of trust to be in writing. Every grant or assignment of any existing trust in lands, goods or things in action, unless the same shall be in writing subscribed by the party making the same or by the party's agent lawfully authorized, shall be void.
243.01 History History: 1991 a. 316.
243.01 Annotation That a contract is unenforceable under this section does not prevent the imposition of a constructive trust in a proper case. Gorski v. Gorski, 82 Wis. 2d 248, 262 N.W.2d 120 (1978).
243.02 243.02 Conveyances void as to creditors void as to their heirs, etc. Every conveyance, charge, instrument or proceeding declared to be void by chs. 240 to 243 as against creditors or purchasers shall be equally void against the heirs, successors, personal representatives or assignees of such creditors or purchasers.
243.02 History History: 1979 c. 89.
243.03 243.03 "Lands" defined. The term "lands", as used in chs. 240 to 243, shall be construed as coextensive in meaning with "lands, tenements and hereditaments"; and the term "estate and interest in lands" shall be construed to embrace every estate and interest, freehold and chattel, legal and equitable, present and future, vested and contingent, in lands as above defined.
243.03 History History: 1979 c. 89.
243.04 243.04 "Conveyance" defined. The term "conveyance," as used in chs. 240, 241 and 243, shall be construed to embrace every instrument in writing except a last will and testament, whatever may be its form, and by whatever name it may be known in law, by which any estate or interest in lands is created, aliened, assigned or surrendered.
243.05 243.05 Instruments signed by agents. Every instrument required under chs. 240 to 243 to be subscribed by any party may be subscribed by the agent of such party lawfully authorized thereto.
243.05 History History: 1979 c. 89.
243.06 243.06 Death of principal, effect on agency. The death of the principal shall not operate as a revocation of an agency as to the attorney or agent until the attorney or agent shall have notice of the death, or as to one who, without notice of such death, in good faith deals with the attorney or agent; and this shall apply whether the agency was created by writing or not. This section does not apply to powers of attorney created on or after May 1, 1982.
243.06 History History: 1981 c. 313; 1991 a. 316.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)