Posted: Monday, 23 May 2016 @ 12:39
With the recent passing away of Prince, it is now believed that he left no will behind which opens
up the possibility of a battle over his fortune, according to reports. The singer, who was found dead aged 57 at his home in
Minnesota earlier this month left an estate variously valued at between $150 million
and $800 million. He was twice divorced and had no surviving children or
His only full blood relative is his younger sister, singer
Tyka Nelson, 55, but he also had five half-siblings from his father's second
marriage who might try to argue that they had an equal claim.
Sources close to the family told celebrity gossip website
TMZ there was no will. That was in line with what many of Prince's friends said
- that he had not wanted to make one.
So, we have an intestacy.
Londell McMillan, his former lawyer, said: "It’s likely
there is no will. He couldn't face it. He didn’t think he would die."
This is not unusual as the majority of the population do not make a will including here in England.
Certainly with respect to England the intestacy rules are clear so the possibility for challenge can be reduced. Where your main problems is in getting the administrator(executor) to step up and act. That is where legal problems can lie.