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If life insurance has a named beneficiary it passes by contract outside of probate.If she named herself or her estate it passes under the laws of intestacy or there was no will.
Who Gets What in Wisconsin?
Under intestate succession, who gets what depends on whether or not you have living children, parents, or other close relatives when you die. Here’s a quick overview:
If you die with:here’s what happens:
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If this passes to the estate the court names the legal heirs using laws of intestacy and their shares here, funds are paid into registry of court until disbursed in probate.