Saint Paul, MN asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Wisconsin

Q: In Minnesota the eldest son inherits the family cabin unless being informed declines. What is the law in Wisconsin?

According to a banker I know with a lot of experience.

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI

A: You are misinformed about MN law. In MOST states (and MN and WI are in that crowd) IF children inherit without a will, ALL children inherit equally. There are situations where children will NOT inherit without a will in MN (For example, if there is a surviving spouse who is also the parent of the children) and that can vary from state to state.

You need to get real legal advice from a licensed attorney (not a 'banker' practicing law without a license!) and I'd urge you to consult with a local licensed attorney to review the WHOLE situation so you can be fully informed.

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice

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