Chapter 59: Probate Code

Article 32: Simplified Estates Act

Statute 59-3202: Administration as simplified estate or supervised estate; determination by court. On the hearing of a petition for the appointment of an administrator or for the probate of a will where administration is sought under the Kansas simplified estates act, the court shall determine whether the estate shall be administered as a simplified estate or as a supervised estate. In making such determination, the court may consider the size of the estate; the degree of kinship of the heirs, devisees and persons seeking appointment; the solvency of the estate; the nature of the estate; the wishes of the heirs and devisees; the probable cost of estate administration and settlement; and any other pertinent matters.

      History:   L. 1975, ch. 299, § 30; Jan. 1, 1976.