- Married with no children
- All decedent’s property will go to the surviving spouse.
- Married with child or children
- If the decedent leaves a spouse and children, or issue of a previously deceased child or children, one half of the estate will go to the surviving spouse.
- Order of estate distribution if spouse survives
- 1) spouse
2) children or issue of a previously deceased child
- No spouse survives (or the deceased was single) but there are other relatives
- 1) surviving children and the living issue, if any, of a previously deceased child.
3) surviving parent(s) of the decedent
3) heirs of the parents (excluding their respective spouses)
No property can pass except by lineal descent to a person further removed from the decedent than the sixth degree. Each generation in the ascending or descending line should be counted as one degree.
- No surviving relatives
- The estate will pass to the state of Kansas.
- State link
- Special notes
- The information about dying intestate is found in the Kansas laws in Chapter 59 (Probate code), Article 5, Statutes 501-514.