- Married with no children
- If the decedent leaves a spouse and no children nor issue of a previously deceased child, all the decedent’s property shall pass to the surviving spouse.
- Married with child or children
- If the decedent leaves a spouse and a child, or children, or issue of a previously deceased child or children, one-half of such property shall pass to the surviving spouse and the other half will go to that child or children or their issue.
- Order of estate distribution if spouse survives
- 1) children
2) surviving spouse
- No spouse survives but there are other relatives
- The estate passes to those relatives in the order shown below.
- Order of estate distribution if no spouse survives or decedent was not married
- 1) surviving parents
2) deceased’s siblings and their descendants
3) all other relatives in order of descent by degree of blood. That means, the closest relatives receive the estate distribution first.
- No surviving relatives
- The estate will go to the state of Kansas.
- State link
- Special notes
- The people entitled to inherit are limited to those not separated from the deceased by more than the sixth degree.