2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 45. Veterans' affairs, benefits and memorials.
45.55 Notes and mortgages of minor veterans.


45.55 Notes and mortgages of minor veterans. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or any other law to the contrary, any minor who served in the active armed forces of the United States at any time after August 27, 1940, and the husband or wife of such a minor may execute, in his or her own right, notes or mortgages, as defined in s. 851.15, the payment of which is guaranteed or insured by the U.S. department of veterans affairs or the federal housing administrator under the servicemen's readjustment act of 1944, the national housing act, or any acts supplementing or amending these acts. In connection with these transactions, the minors may sell, release or convey the mortgaged property and litigate or settle controversies arising therefrom, including the execution of releases, deeds, and other necessary papers or instruments. The notes, mortgages, releases, deeds and other necessary papers or instruments when so executed are not subject to avoidance by the minor or the husband or wife of the minor upon either or both of them attaining the age of 18 because of the minority of either or both of them at the time of the execution thereof.

45.55 - ANNOT.

History: 1971 c. 41 s. 8; 1971 c. 228 s. 36; Stats. 1971 s. 880.32; 1989 a. 56; 1997 a. 188; 2005 a. 387 s. 457; Stats. 2005 s. 45.55.

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