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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 K.S.A. 59-2209, 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.

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; L. 2010, ch. 44, § 23; July 1.


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