What if I Can't Find the Will?

If you know your loved one had a will but you can't find the original, Wisconsin law provides that the probate court may still establish the will's validity. If a copy of the will exists, this process is easier. Even if no copy exists and the original will is lost, accidentally destroyed, intentionally destroyed without the permission of the person who made it, or otherwise missing, the court is authorized to take proof that the will was made and is still valid.