Wisconsin Transfer-on-Death (Beneficiary) Deed

Wisconsin Transfer-on-Death (Beneficiary) Deed

Use this form to leave your Wisconsin real estate without probate. You retain ownership, responsibility, and control over the property during your life. After your death, ownership transfers to the beneficiary you name. We take you through all the steps, including:

  • naming your beneficiaries
  • writing a description of the property
  • reviewing your completed deed, and
  • signing the deed and having it notarized.

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Avoid probate and pass on your Wisconsin real estate with a simple transfer-on-death deed

If you own real estate in Wisconsin and want to make sure it passes to your heirs without the hassle of probate court, you can use a transfer-on-death (TOD) deed. This document transfers ownership of your property just like a regular deed you might use to transfer real estate, but with a crucial difference: It doesn't take effect until after your death.

It's easy to make a TOD deed.  You'll simply complete the following steps:

  • fill in information about you and the TOD beneficiary
  • provide a description of the property
  • check over the completed deed
  • sign the deed in front of a notary public, and
  • record the deed at the recorder's office in the county where the property is located.

Take care of your beneficiaries and help them to avoid probate with this plain-English eForm from Nolo.

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Such an easy form to complete by Beverlee Pattonallen P.
The Transfer-on-Death form and the process of registering the notarized form with the Ozaukee County Deeds office was streamlined and inexpensive. I was amazed at how simple the whole process was. (Posted on 6/3/2019)

So easy to use - as long as you follow the instructions provided. by Debra K.
So simple to use. The only thing that could have been better is knowing exactly what goes on the property information. A snapshot of what is needed would be great - either way, there was someone at the courthouse to help file it with the city Register of Deeds. Better than paying an attorney to draft a one page document (Posted on 5/31/2019)

Easy and Necessary, Now Days ! by Kenneth S.
This TOD was very easy to fill out, we just need to get it Notarized and file it with the our county Court House. (Posted on 1/4/2019)

Easy to read. by Daniel S.
I'm still studying it, but it seems to be well written and easy to understand. (Posted on 9/17/2017)