Purported niece, others seek shares of Prince's estate

Battle for Prince's estate in court

CHASKA, Minn. - Six months after Prince was found dead, the fight over his estate continues.

Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson and her half siblings were back in Carver County court Friday for a hearing to examine whether descendants of Duane Nelson's children can inherit Prince's estate.

Prince considered Duane Nelson a member of the family, and Prince's dad, the late John L. Nelson, embraced the role as Duane's father.

Duane Nelson's daughter, Brianna Nelson and an 11-year old  girl are at the crux of the latest controversy.

By contrast, attorneys for Prince's sister Tyka and other half-siblings argued that Brianna and the 11-year-old have no legal right in Minnesota to share in the estate because they are not genetically related to Prince.

The judge didn't make a ruling Friday  but says he hopes to do "so quickly." 

As you can imagine these hearings are draining resources. Prince's estate is valued at $100 million to $300 million.

 


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