(AP) — Long-term management of Aretha Franklin's estate still is up in the air.
A Michigan judge set a March 3 hearing on a request by the late singer's niece to step aside as the estate's personal representative. Sabrina Owens filed a letter last week, saying she was quitting because of a “rift” in the family. Franklin died in 2018.
Her estate has been mired in controversy since last May when handwritten wills were found in her home. A 2014 document says a son, Kecalf Franklin, should manage the estate. He asked the judge to approve any legal fees for the estate's attorneys in advance.