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Prince’s six siblings declared official heirs to his still-uncounted estate

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota probate judge overseeing the late Prince’s estate has declared his six siblings are the heirs to the multiple millions of dollars he left behind.

In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince Rogers Nelson died without a will and that his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are his heirs.

Some would-be heirs, whose claims of heirship were rejected, have filed appeals. Eide said in his ruling that if the appellate courts send those cases back to him, he’ll still fully consider them.

Eide also said Prince’s assets won’t be distributed without a formal court order and that nothing will be distributed that might adversely affect the claims of those with pending appeals.

The ruling marks a shift: Eide previously said he wouldn’t declare the siblings as heirs until those appeals had been decided. Attorneys for those who appealed said their interests would be harmed if the district court didn’t wait out the…

Who Pays When Loved Ones Leave Debt Behind?

Losing a loved one — a parent, spouse, or sibling — is difficult enough. But what if your loved one left mortgage, auto loan, or credit card debt behind? Will you now be responsible for paying those bills?

In most cases, no. Creditors can’t force you to cover the unpaid debts of loved ones who have died. But the money that your loved ones owed might cut into or even eliminate any inheritance that was meant for you or other survivors.

What usually happens

When people die, the money they owe creditors — everyone from their mortgage lender, to their auto loan providers, to their credit card companies — is collected from their estate. The estate in this case is defined as the money and assets owned solely by the deceased.

This might mean that the house your parents owned has to be sold to pay off any mortgage debt they owed. Their car might have to be sold to pay off credit card or other debts.

Whatever is left after these debts are paid off remains in the estate of the deceased. If your parents wanted to leave money behind for their children and grandchildren, the amount they wanted to bestow will be reduced by however much they owed creditors at the time of their death.

It can get more complicated

Of course, that’s the most basic course of action. In reality, money matters can get more complicated after the death of a loved one.

This is especially true when you lose a spouse. In most states, you won’t be responsible for any debt that your spouse left behind when he or she died, as long as the debt was accrued in your spouse’s name alone. If both you and your spouse share a credit card or a mortgage, then you will be responsible for making payments on that debt after your spouse dies.

If you live in what is known…

This Boy Meeting His Newborn Sibling Is The Definition Of Happiness

In a matter of seconds, a boy eager to meet his newborn sibling has captured the internet’s heart.

Four-year-old Kent’s first encounter with his baby brother, Noah, was captured in a video that has gone viral. The video has racked up more than 53 million views since May 7 on the Facebook page NTD Television.

The sweet encounter included Kent giving his new sibling a blue stuffed animal as well as a kiss on the head. His huge grin pretty much says the rest.

The video, which has been shared more than 506,000 times, has prompted…