Under Minnesota law, if Prince died without a spouse (and we are not certain, at this time, that he was not married at the time of his death), then his estate would pass to his children. While we know that Prince had a son who died shortly after birth, we do not know, for sure, that Prince did not have any other children. But, assuming that Prince did not have any other children, then Prince’s estate would pass to his parent(s). If a parent is not living, then Prince’s estate would pass to his siblings (including half-siblings).

If, on the other hand, Prince died with a Will, then the terms of the Will would govern.

About Jeffrey A. Asher

Jeffrey A. Asher is admitted to practice in NY and CT. Mr. Asher is a member of the New York State Bar Association, where he serves on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section, the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Law Section, is co-chair of the Legislation Committee of the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section, is co-chair of the Committee on Elderly and Disabled of the NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section, and is Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Asher recently appeared in the HBO Documentary “Bobby Fischer Against the World: Fight for the Fischer Estate.” Mr. Asher also is a legal commentator on Trusts and Estates and Elder Law matters for Court TV, TruTV, and CNN Headline News.

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