Statute 59-2251: Decree of descent.
Upon the filing of a petition for determination of
descent, the court shall fix the time and place
for the hearing on the petition. Notice of
any such hearing upon which title to real estate is to be assigned shall
be given pursuant to
and amendments thereto. In all other cases, notice shall
be given or waived as provided in K.S.A. 59-2208
and amendments thereto.
Upon proof of the petition, the
court shall allow it
and enter the court's decree assigning the property to the persons entitled
thereto at the time of the decedent's death pursuant to the law of
intestate succession in effect on the date of the
decedent's death or a valid settlement agreement. For decedents dying before
July 1, 1998, unless the death of the decedent has
occurred more than 10 years prior to the decree of descent, no decree
shall be entered until
after the determination and payment of inheritance taxes.
History: L. 1939, ch. 180, § 227; L. 1941, ch. 284, § 12; L.
1978, ch. 221, § 1;
L. 1985, ch. 191, § 41;
L. 1987, ch. 212, § 4;
L. 2000, ch. 76, § 5; July 1.