Attorneys McMahon and Pippen are correct. A qualified disclaimer must be filed within nine months of a decedent's death, but there may be other ways to accomplish your goals. Please retain an attorney to assist you with this matter. Good luck to you.
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A qualified disclaimer must be filed within 9 months of death. Please consult the probate attorney to see if any type of disclaimer can be filed (non qualified) or whether your brothers must make gfits instead.
They would need their own attorneys to represent them.
My answer would be NO-but can be accomplished in other ways.
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I agree with my colleagues. A probate lawyer should be consulted. One possibility is that your brothers could execute quit claim deeds to you.
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Wisconsin disclaimers are governed by Wis. Stat. § 854.13. In certain situations, the 9-month time period may be extended by the court. You should consult with a Wisconsin probate attorney, preferably the attorney (if any) who is handling your father’s estate, regarding the options that may be available at this time.