New Prince Heirs Info ‘Potentially Relevant’

By Robyn Collins

A Minnesota law firm may have “potentially relevant” information for determining who should inherit Prince’s estate, a judge said in an order released Wednesday, according to Billboard.

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Carver County Judge Kevin Eide gave permission to Minneapolis law firm Henson & Efron, which formerly represented Prince, to share its information with Bremer Trust, the special administrator overseeing Prince’s estate.

The order, dated July 6 but not released until Wednesday, said Henson & Efron “might possess confidential information potentially relevant to the determination of the appropriate beneficiaries” of the musician’s estate.

Eide’s order allows the trust company and the law firm to discuss the information, which Eide said is considered confidential under attorney-client privilege and other protections, but any resulting submissions to the court must be filed under seal.

Prince often changed lawyers throughout his career, but Henson & Efron represented him in his 2006 divorce from Manuela Testolini Nelson.

Prince died in April of an accidental drug overdose. No will has surfaced to determine how to divide his up to $300 million fortune. The court still hasn’t ruled on who has valid claims to his estate.

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