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Register in Probate/Probate Registrar/
Acting Probate Court Commissioner
Jessica L Hermann

Room 203
711 N Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Phone: (715)726-7737
Fax: (715)738-2626

Deputy Register in Probate
Sandy Lloyd
Deputy Register in Probate Kriss Anderson
Deputy Register in Probate Jennifer Lee
 Deputy Register in Probate  Kimberly Ryan
Mission Statement/Department Purpose: It is the mission of the Register in Probate to provide circuit courts, attorneys and the general public with courteous, professional and proficient services that facilitate proceedings for administration of decedent’s estates (formal and informal), testamentary trusts, guardianship (minor and incompetent), protective placements, civil mental health commitment proceedings (mental, alcohol and drug), adoptions, terminations of parental rights and other related proceedings in the Circuit Courts or Register in Probate office.

 

About Us:

The Office of the Register in Probate coordinates the judicial duties and administrative functions of the Probate Court.  The position is a multi-function position and assists in the probate of all estate proceedings.

  • Manages all probate files and administrative proceedings, wills filed for safekeeping, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, protective placements, mental, alcohol and drug abuse commitment records, terminations of parental rights, and adoptions;
  • Provides assistance to the public and attorneys with court procedure for wills, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, protective placement, termination of parental rights and adoption cases;
  • Protects all court records for probate cases;
  • Maintains confidentiality status of appropriate files;
  • Provides assistance to the public regarding access to open records;
  • Collects fees required by statute.

The Register in Probate is an appointed position by the Circuit Court Judges of Chippewa County.

The Probate Registrar handles the administration of all informal proceedings, testate and intestate.  The Probate Registrar advises as to the legal preparation of any documents but may not give legal advice to the personal representative.