Today, Prince’s family members have begun court proceedings over the pop star’s estate in Minnesota.
According to CNN, the state has appointed Bremer Trust as a special administrator during the proceeding in Chaska, Minnesota.
Since the music icon’s death in April, family members were left without instructions about how to handle the legend’s multi-million dollar fortune. Atlanta Black Star reported that Prince’s half-brother, Alfred Jackson, has met with other siblings and family members last week over the estate.
Today, Prince’s prospective heirs attended the hearing including Jackson, sister Tyka Nelson and half-siblings Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and Omarr Baker.
“Typically what happens next is that the special administrator has to go about identifying and getting control over Prince’s assets — that is the number one task,” says Los Angeles estate lawyer Jeffrey Eisen. “Between his death (on April 21) and Monday, no one had control, which is obviously not a good situation. Now the administrator has a court order that says, ‘you’re in charge.'”
USA Today reports that the hearing was fairly short and did not last more than a few minutes.