Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 59-3202

  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.

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.