Judge says no hurry in determining Prince claims

Associated Press

Chaska, Minn. — A Minnesota judge handling Prince’s estate says he’s in no hurry to decide who can get a slice of the superstar’s fortune.

Prince died of an accidental overdose in April and no will has been found. A sister and at least five half-siblings have laid claim to an estate estimated to be worth up to $300 million. Several other people have claimed ties to the performer, too.

Nearly two dozen attorneys appeared in court Monday for a hearing to determine the methodology for who may qualify as an heir.

Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide says it will take a while to make those decisions. And he says he may forward the questions about determining parentage to a higher court for legal guidance, drawing out the process even longer.