Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 786.08

  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, except that for purposes of investigating or prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated a state or federal criminal law or any civil law or municipal ordinance, "minor" does not include a person who has attained the age of 17 years. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
      (a)    When the application is made on behalf of a minor or individual adjudicated incompetent, who has no guardian, the court shall appoint some suitable person special guardian of the minor or individual in the proceeding; the special guardian shall give a bond to the judge of the court, to be filed with the clerk of the circuit court, in such sum, with such sureties, and in such form as the circuit court or judge directs, conditioned for the faithful performance of the trust reposed, for paying over, investing or accounting for all moneys that shall be received by the guardian, according to law and for observance of the directions of the court in relation to the trust.
      (b)    When the minor shall have a guardian, the guardian may be appointed special guardian in said matter; or, the guardian, as such, may be authorized and empowered to act in and conduct such proceedings in the same manner, and with the same provisions as to an additional guardian’s bond, as is provided in said proceedings for the conduct thereof by the guardian of individuals adjudicated incompetent.
   (2)   When the application is made on behalf of an individual adjudicated incompetent, the guardian of the individual shall, in the discretion of the court, give a bond to the judge of the court to be filed with the clerk of the circuit court, in such sum, additional to the guardian’s original bond, as the court deems necessary, with such sureties and such conditions for the faithful performance of trust reposed as prescribed by this section.
   (3)   In case of the breach of the conditions of such bond, it may be prosecuted for the benefit of the party injured without any direction therefor.