Probate Transfers for Estates Under $50,000 in Wisconsin
Estates under $50,000 can be transferred with an affidavit of transfer. You can do this on your own without counsel. Some institutions maybe resistant, but you are free to call the probate court and complain and they should help you. Milwaukee even has a list of attorneys to help if this happens
Obtaining a Transfer by Affidavit FormsThe forms can be obtained online at this address: Https://www.wisbar.org/forPublic/INeedInformation/Documents/Transfer by Affidavit.PDF. Note that you do have to have the form notarized. Banks have notaries on staff and so does the UPS store. They may charge you a nominal fee to notarize.
You must serve this document on all heirs. The form for this is at https://www.wisbar.org/forPublic/INeedInformation/Documents/Affidavit%20of%20Service%20or%20Waiver%20of%20Notice.pdf
Proof of HeirshipThe next document you need is a proof of heirship. It may be obtained here: https://www.wisbar.org/forPublic/INeedInformation/Documents/Affidavit%20of%20Heirship%20-%20addendum%20to%20Transfer%20by%20Affidavit.pdf This form also needs to be notarized.