Prisoner in Colorado jail claims he is the son of entertainer Prince.
Despite the fact that there is no record of Prince having any children, it is expected that many people will step forward with a claim against the very valuable estate and there is already a claim filed from a prison in Colorado. It appears that Prince did not have an estate plan or a will.
Carlin Q. Williams, an inmate in federal prison in Colorado, has filed paperwork through an attorney claiming the he is a child of Prince. Williams claims his mother had a one night stand with Prince in Kansas City in 1976 before the musician became nationally famous. His mother claims that she knows Prince is the father of her son because she did not have sex with anyone in the weeks before her encounter with Prince nor did she have sex with anyone afterwards until giving birth.
CNN reported this story in "Prince estate: Colorado inmate says he is singer's son, sole heir."
Williams is unlikely to be the only person who makes a claim to be the child of Prince.
In anticipation of such claims, the court ordered that a blood sample taken for the musician's autopsy be used for DNA testing to make any claims easier to prove or disprove. It is unknown if and when Williams will undergo a DNA test.
No matter the size of your estate, a visit with an estate planning attorney now can help avoid much of the confusion resulting from a death in the family.
Reference: CNN (May 11, 2016) "Prince estate: Colorado inmate says he is singer's son, sole heir."