Since it is appears to be more and more unlikely that a will or estate plan will be found following the death of entertainer Prince his estate has decided to be proactive in preparing to deal with an expected filing of paternity suits.
The estate asked for and received permission from a judge to use a sample of Prince's blood to conduct DNA testing. Prince's remains were cremated, but the sample was obtained prior to that as part of an autopsy, according to a report in New York Daily News "Prince's estate to fight paternity claims with late rock icon's blood sample."
The existence of the blood sample and the genetic information that will come from the DNA test will make it much easier for the estate to handle any paternity claims that are made. Any claimant will have to prove paternity using his or her own DNA. In fact, if it becomes widely known that Prince's DNA has already been tested, then it is possible fewer claims will be made as any false claims can be quickly dismissed.
While most estates do not have a value the size of Prince's estate, much of the confusion resulting from a death in the family may be avoided by a visit with an estate planning attorney.
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Reference: New York Daily News (May 6, 2016) "Prince's estate to fight paternity claims with late rock icon's blood sample."