(KMSP) - The personal questionnaires, answered under oath by those claiming to be heirs of Prince, will remain sealed. Carver County Judge Kevin Eide ordered fifteen of the affidavits sealed on Monday. Newer affidavits remain unsealed for the time being.
“The information is gathered,” Earl Cohen, an estate planning at attorney at Hellmuth & Johnson, told Fox 9. “If the parties can’t resolve it themselves, the court will in fact have an evidentiary hearing, a short trial, to determine who’s right and who’s wrong.”
Bremer Trust, the special administrator for the estate, can accept, reject, or ask for additional information from potential heirs. Disagreements between potential heirs and Bremer Trust are resolved by the judge.
“In a case like this, with a lot of money at stake, if I were representing an heir, I would insist all heirs go through DNA testing to make sure that there is a likelihood there is a relationship,” Cohen told Fox 9.
The protocols related to genetic testing will be the subject of a hearing on Monday, June 27.