Aretha Franklin reportedly had no will, so her estate will be divided according to Michigan law, which will see her children receive equal shares.
The Queen of Soul tragically passed away last week at the age of 76 after having battled pancreatic cancer for several years, but despite her deteriorating condition, she never had a will written up to divide her assets.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the 'Natural Woman' hitmaker died "intestate", meaning she had no will at the time of death, and therefore her estate will be divided according to Michigan law.
The law states that her four sons - Clarence, 63, Edward, 61, Ted, 54, and Kecalf, 48 - will each get an equal portion of the star's estate.
Aretha passed away on August 16, and had been "gravely ill" for some time before her death.