Madison, WI asked in Probate for Wisconsin

Q: I received a domiciliary letter as personal rep for my brother's estate. What else is needed to list and sell the house?

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Thomas B. Burton

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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Eau Claire, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: If you have received Domiciliary Letters from the Court and have been appointed as Personal Representative for your brother's Estate, then you now have authority under state law to act on behalf of the Estate. This means you can now go about listing the home for sale, and or hiring a realtor as necessary, and entering into other contracts on behalf of the Estate. If the Will allows you to sell the home, then you can sell the home, and distribute the assets from the sale according to the plan of administration laid out in the Will. All of this should be done under the purview of the probate court. I suggest that you consult with a qualified probate lawyer to guide you through the forms and deadlines involved in this process.

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