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Department: Register in Probate/Juvenile Court

You may deposit your Last Will and Testament for safekeeping with the Register in Probate for a fee of $10. Any will deposited in this manner will remain on file until withdrawn by the testator or for purposes of probate.

If a decedent leaves a Last Will and Testament but there is not a need to commence a probate action, their Last Will and Testament must still be filed with the Register in Probate together with a Non-Probate of Filed Will Affidavit.

You can download a Non-Probate of Filed Will Affidavit form from the Forms/Documents section of this website.

Section 856.05 of the Wisconsin Statutes governs the delivery of wills to the court.

Becky S. Byer
Lincoln County Courthouse
1110 E. Main Street
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-536-0342
Fax: 715-539-2763
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