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59-2222. Notice of hearing; contents. (a) When a petition is filed for the probate of a will, for the determination that the consent of a spouse to a will is a valid and binding consent, for administration or for refusal to grant letters of administration, the court shall fix the time and place for the hearing thereof. Notice of the hearing shall be given pursuant to K.S.A. 59-2209, and amendments thereto, unless the court makes an order to the contrary. If notice is by order of the court not required to be given pursuant to K.S.A. 59-2209, and amendments thereto, the court shall order notice of the hearing to be given, unless waived, in such manner as the court directs.

(b) When the petition seeks simplified administration, the notice shall advise all persons that under provisions for simplified administration the court need not supervise administration of the estate, and no notice of any action of the executor or administrator or other proceedings in the administration will be given, except for notice of final settlement of [the] decedent's estate. The notice shall further advise all persons that if written objections to simplified administration are filed with the court, the court may order that supervised administration ensue.

(c) When a petition has been filed for the refusal of letters of administration, pursuant to K.S.A. 59-2287, and amendments thereto, the notice given shall advise all persons that at such hearing exempt property and a reasonable allowance will be set aside to the surviving spouse and minor children, or both, and that no further notice of the proceeding will be given.

(d) When the state is a party, the notice shall be served upon the attorney general and the county or district attorney of the county.

(e) If the decedent or a predeceased spouse of the decedent received medical assistance payment under K.S.A. 39-709, and amendments thereto, or the laws of any other state, the state or states providing such payment or payments shall be entitled to notice. Such notice shall be given to the agency or department responsible for the recovery of medical assistance in Kansas or, if a state other than Kansas, to the attorney general of such state or states.

History: L. 1939, ch. 180, § 198; L. 1941, ch. 284, § 15; L. 1975, ch. 299, § 15; L. 1981, ch. 228, § 2; L. 2007, ch. 190, § 13; L. 2015, ch. 42, § 15; July 1.

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