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Susan Link Provides Commentary to ABC News Regarding Potential Heirs to Prince's Estate

May 19, 2016

Susan Link, head of Maslon's Estate Planning Group, provided commentary for a ABC News piece titled, "Claim Prince as Father? Be Ready to Give Some Blood." The article reports that Prince's estate's special administrator, Bremer Trust, has proposed that claimants to the estate "submit affidavits backing up their relationship to Prince, and then agree to blood and genetic testing—at their expense."

In Minnesota, "a person with a verified claim to be Prince's child would zoom to the front of the line for his estate." "So nothing would go to Prince's sister Tyka Nelson and his five half siblings," Susan states, adding, "a child would trump the siblings."

Susan Link practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration. She works closely with families to plan the disposition of their assets, both during lifetime and at death, and to accomplish the optimal estate and gift tax planning for clients through wills, trusts, and other instruments. Additionally, Susan serves as the program director of Minnesota Wills for Heroes. The Wills for Heroes program, sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association, is designed to provide free legal services for the preparation of basic estate planning documents for Minnesota first responders. She is also a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

To read the full article, go to: ABC News—Claim Prince as Father? Be Ready to Give Some Blood.


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