852.05(3) (3)
852.05(3)(a)(a) This section does not apply to a child who becomes a marital child by the subsequent marriage of the child's parents under s. 767.803.
852.05(3)(b) (b) The status of a child born to unmarried parents who is legally adopted is governed by s. 854.20.
852.05(4) (4)Section 895.01 (1) applies to paternity proceedings under ch. 767.
852.05 Annotation Although a paternity proceeding may not be maintained posthumously, sub. (1) does not deny equal protection or due process to posthumous nonmarital children. In re Estate of Blumreich, 84 Wis. 2d 545, 267 N.W.2d 870 (1978).
852.05 Annotation The court properly looked to extrinsic evidence to determine whether a signed letter constituted a reasonably clear and certain acknowledgment of paternity. C.R. v. American Standard Ins. Co., 113 Wis. 2d 12, 334 N.W.2d 121 (Ct. App. 1983).
852.05 Annotation One claiming to be a nonmarital child under sub. (1) must first prove that status and overcome any presumption of paternity in effect. In Matter of Estate of Schneider, 150 Wis. 2d 286, 441 N.W.2d 335 (Ct. App. 1989).
852.05 Annotation Section 893.88, limiting only an action for the establishment of paternity, does not preclude a motion for the purpose of determining paternity in a probate proceeding. DiBenedetto v. Jaskolski, 2003 WI App 70, 261 Wis. 2d 723, 661 N.W.2d 869, 01-2189.
852.09 852.09 Assignment of home to surviving spouse or surviving domestic partner. If the intestate estate includes an interest in a home, assignment of that interest to the surviving spouse or surviving domestic partner is governed by s. 861.21.
852.09 History History: 1993 a. 486; 1997 a. 188; 2009 a. 28.
852.10 852.10 Disinheritance from intestate share.
852.10(1)(1)A decedent's will may exclude or limit the right of an individual or class to succeed to property passing by intestate succession.
852.10(2) (2)The share of the intestate estate that would have passed to the individual or class described in sub. (1) passes as if the individual or each member of the class had disclaimed his or her intestate share under s. 854.13.
852.10(3) (3)This section does not apply if the individual or all members of the class described in sub. (1) predecease the testator.
852.10 History History: 1997 a. 188.
852.11 852.11 Advancement. The effect of a lifetime gift by the decedent on the intestate share of an heir is governed by s. 854.09.
852.11 History History: 1993 a. 486; 1997 a. 188.
852.12 852.12 Debts to decedent. If an heir owes a debt to the decedent, s. 854.12 governs the treatment of that debt.
852.12 History History: 1997 a. 188; 2005 a. 216.
852.13 852.13 Right to disclaim intestate share. Any person to whom property would otherwise pass under s. 852.01 may disclaim all or part of the property as provided under s. 854.13.
852.13 History History: 1973 c. 233; 1977 c. 309; 1997 a. 188.
852.14 852.14 Inheritance by a parent who abandons a child.
852.14(1)(1)In this section, “abandoned" means failed without cause to do all of the following for at least one year immediately before the death of a minor child:
852.14(1)(a) (a) Communicate with the minor.
852.14(1)(b) (b) Care for the minor as required by law or court order.
852.14(1)(c) (c) Provide for the minor's maintenance or support as required by law or court order.
852.14(2) (2)
852.14(2)(a)(a) A personal representative of a minor who died intestate who has actual knowledge or reasonable cause to believe that the minor was abandoned by a parent shall file a petition with the probate court with jurisdiction for a determination that the parent abandoned the child.
852.14(2)(b) (b) Any interested person may file a petition with a probate court with jurisdiction for a determination that a parent of a minor who died intestate abandoned the minor.
852.14(3) (3)Notwithstanding s. 852.01 (1), if a court determines that a parent abandoned his or her minor child and the child died intestate while a minor, the parent may not inherit from the child's estate under s. 852.01. If a parent is barred from inheriting from a child's estate under this section, the child's estate passes under s. 852.01 as if the parent predeceased the child.
852.14(4) (4)A parent who is barred from inheriting from a child's estate under sub. (3) is not considered an heir of the child beginning on the date a court determined that the parent abandoned the child.
852.14 History History: 2015 a. 224.
2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 210 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on May 17, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 17, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-17-24)