2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 54. Guardianships and conservatorships.
54.952 Custodial trust; general.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 54.952 (2017)

54.952 Custodial trust; general.

(1) A person may create a custodial trust of property by a written transfer of the property to another person, evidenced by registration or by other instrument of transfer executed in any lawful manner, naming as beneficiary an individual who may be the transferor, in which the transferee is designated, in substance, as custodial trustee under the Wisconsin uniform custodial trust act.

(2) A person may create a custodial trust of property by a written declaration, evidenced by registration of the property or by other instrument of declaration executed in any lawful manner, describing the property, naming as beneficiary an individual other than the declarant, in which the declarant as titleholder is designated, in substance, as custodial trustee under the Wisconsin uniform custodial trust act. A registration or other declaration of trust for the sole benefit of the declarant is not a custodial trust under this subchapter.

(3) Title to custodial trust property is in the custodial trustee and the beneficial interest is in the beneficiary.

(4) Except as provided in sub. (5), a transferor may not terminate a custodial trust.

(5) The beneficiary, if not incapacitated, or the conservator or guardian of the estate of an incapacitated beneficiary, may terminate a custodial trust by delivering to the custodial trustee a writing signed by the beneficiary, conservator or guardian of the estate declaring the termination. If not previously terminated, the custodial trust terminates on the death of the beneficiary.

(6) Any person may augment existing custodial trust property by the addition of other property pursuant to this subchapter.

(7) The transferor may designate, or authorize the designation of, a successor custodial trustee in the trust instrument.

(8)Sections 54.950 to 54.988 do not displace or restrict other means of creating trusts. A trust whose terms do not conform to this subchapter may be enforceable according to its terms under other law.

History: 1991 a. 246; 2005 a. 387 s. 555; Stats. 2005 s. 54.952; s. 35.17 correction in (4).

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