Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 786.27

  • 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.
  • Land: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.

The application for the disposition may be made to the circuit court for the county in which the real estate or some part or interest therein is situated, by the verified petition of any one or more of the parties having any title to or interest in the land. If any petitioners are minors, the petition shall be signed by their general guardian. The petition must set forth facts which would authorize the selling, mortgaging, leasing or otherwise disposing of the real estate or some part thereof, or interest therein, for one or more of the reasons set forth in s. 786.06. The lands or interests therein shall be sold, mortgaged, leased or otherwise disposed of in such manner as will best promote the interests of those concerned, whether in being or not, and whether their interests are present or contingent. Notice of the application shall be given to all parties having any title to or interest in the lands, who are living at the time of the petition, except those who have joined in the petition at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing of the application, by service of the same as provided in ch. 801 for the service of the summons in a civil action.