Tyka Nelson, the sister of the late musician, Prince, is now owing three firms more than $850,000 who had been assisting her with the legal matters involving her brother’s estate. Prince, whose given name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died of an accidental drug overdose in 2016.
A Minnesota judge is overseeing matters involving the late musician’s estate and has ordered Tyka Nelson to pay the grand sum of $855,723.07 to the three different firms who still haven’t received payment for their work.
Tyka owes Plant, Gray, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett – which is a firm with offices located in Minnesota and Washington – $116,652.11 for representation from 2016; she also owes Holland & Knight — headquartered in Tampa FL — $717,254.37 for many months’ worth of work they provided. Lastly, she owes Barnes & Thornburg which are based in Indianapolis — $21,816.59 for uncompensated work they offered.
Tyka Nelson attended the hearing at court without the presence of a lawyer at the time.
In September, it was reported that Tyka Nelson and three of Prince’s other siblings; Sharon Nelson, John Nelson, Norrine Nelson are to also pay legal fees for a conference related to the Paisley Park museum and exhibition, which once belonged to the late singer.
Prince never established a will before his death, making it complicated for this family to inherit his estate. Back in May of 2017, A judge had ruled that his estate had an estimated value of $200 million and that it would be split between each of the singers four siblings, this also included two of his other siblings, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson.
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