Special Administration

Why appoint a Special Administrator?

Under the following circumstances, the Court may appoint a Special Administrator when a person has died:

  1. There is no estate to be administered and an act needs to be performed on behalf of the decedent which affects or is important to the petitioner or any other person.
  2. The final judgment in an estate has been entered and an act remains unperformed, or not administered assets are located.
  3. The estate can be filed under Summary Assignment or Summary Settlement.
  4. It is necessary to preserve an estate before a Personal Representative can be approved.
  5. Circumstances exist under Wisconsin State Statute 867.05(5) and (6).
  6. A cause of action exists for or against the decedent’s estate prior to a letter being issued to a Personal Representative.
  7. At the discretion of the Court.

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