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No as you present this Vicki is not a child Of Don's.She is a step child as you present it with a different father than Don.Don's benefit would be payable to his only legal child as the survivor and the terms of the death benefit.The wife Carol here predeceased
Don so the share goes here to David the only biological son.A step child here is not a blood relation and would not inherit according to the terms of the employer that says it passes to surviving child.Again a a step child is not a blood relative and would not qualify as an heir under the terms above.
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Children’s Shares in Kansas
If you die without a will in Kansas, your children will receive an “intestate share” of your property. The size of each child’s share depends on how many children you have and whether or not you are married. (See the table above.)
For children to inherit from you under the laws of intestacy, the state of Kansas must consider them your children, legally. For many families, this is not a confusing issue. But it’s not always clear. Here are some things to keep in mind.
If you want to read the law, Kansas Statutes § 59-501 covers parent-child relationships.