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Register in Probate
Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Register in Probate to expediently handle all probate, guardianship, juvenile, and adoption cases that may legally come before the office in a timely and judicious fashion and to serve the people of Clark County in a knowledgeable, precise, and understanding manner.

Cases
The Office of the Register in Probate handles a variety of cases. The main type of cases that this office is noted for is the probate of wills. This procedure is necessary to properly transfer solely owned property to the heir according to the will. This procedure can either be done formally (in court) or informally through the office itself.

Additional Responsibilities
The office is also responsible for guardianship cases. These guardianships would involve both adult and minor guardianships. Guardianships cases involve the appointment of a guardian for both estate and personal / medical needs and require an annual review pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes as far as placement and accounting of assets.

Mental cases for both juvenile and adult cases are another type of cases that this office handles. These cases also require an annual review for proper and continued placement.

The other types of juvenile actions that are handled through this office are, JIPS (juvenile in need of protective services) and CHIPS, (children in need of protective services). This office would be responsible for receipting for the payment and distributing the restitution.

Adoptions and TPRs (Termination of Parental Rights) are also handled through this office. This procedure requires an in court appearance and is closely monitored by the State of Wisconsin and we must forward proper documentation for amended birth certificates.

Contact Us
Stephen J. Walter
Stephen J. Walter

Registrar
Email

517 Court St.
Room 403
Neillsville, WI 54456

Ph: (715) 743-5172
Clark County Courthouse
517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5150
Fax: (715) 743-5154