Under Wisconsin Statutes — Section 867.03, a person indebted to or having custody of the decedent’s property must pay the indebtedness
or deliver the property to an heir or guardian of the decedent or trustee of a revocable
trust created by the decedent under the following conditions:
The value of the decedent’s estate does not exceed $50,000;
The heir, guardian, or trustee presents a proper affidavit in duplicate; and
If applicable, the heir, guardian, or trustee provides proof of prior mailed notice
to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Under Wisconsin law, the term “heir” includes the decedent’s spouse or domestic partner,
issue (i.e., lineal descendants), parents, siblings and the issue of any deceased
siblings, and grandparents and their issue.