2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 54. Guardianships and conservatorships.
54.980 Limitations of action against custodial trustee.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 54.980 (2017)

54.980 Limitations of action against custodial trustee.

(1) Except as provided in sub. (3), unless previously barred by adjudication, consent or limitation, a claim for relief against a custodial trustee for accounting or breach of duty is barred as to a beneficiary, a person to whom custodial trust property is to be paid or delivered or the legal representative of an incapacitated or deceased beneficiary or payee who meets one of the following conditions:

(a) Has received a final account or statement fully disclosing the matter unless an action or proceeding to assert the claim is commenced within 2 years after receipt of the final account or statement.

(b) Who has not received a final account or statement fully disclosing the matter unless an action or proceeding to assert the claim is commenced within 3 years after the termination of the custodial trust.

(2) Except as provided in sub. (3), a claim for relief to recover from a custodial trustee for fraud, misrepresentation, concealment related to the final settlement of the custodial trust or concealment of the existence of the custodial trust is barred unless an action or proceeding to assert the claim is commenced within 5 years after the termination of the custodial trust.

(3) A claim for relief by the following claimants is not barred by this section except as follows:

(a) For a minor, until the earlier of 2 years after the claimant becomes an adult or dies.

(b) For an incapacitated adult, until the earliest of 2 years after the appointment of a conservator, the removal of the incapacity or the death of the claimant.

(c) For an adult, now deceased, who was not incapacitated, until 2 years after the claimant's death.

History: 1991 a. 246; 2005 a. 387 s. 569; Stats. 2005 s. 54.980.

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