A Minnesota probate judge overseeing the estate of Prince has refused to appoint either of two probate lawyers seeking to represent the late music star’s likely heirs in managing his legacy, citing disagreement among the siblings over whom they prefer.
Prince left behind a fortune believed to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars when he died without a will in April 2016.
Under Minnesota law, his assets are expected to pass equally to Prince’s younger sister, Tyka Nelson, and five surviving half-siblings, as he had no offspring or spouse and his parents were both deceased.
But the judge has said he would not formally validate the inheritance of the six siblings until court appeals from various other claims against the estate last year have run their course.
The judge also cited potential conflicts that could arise from each candidate’s ties with third parties involved in litigation with the estate.
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