A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings about Prince's estate will allow documents filed by some claimants to become public.

Musician Prince performs on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In an order filed Wednesday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide (EYE'-dee) said all documents filed by people claiming to be a parent, sibling, half-sibling or other relative of Prince will be deemed public. Certain information, such as Social Security numbers and birth certificates, will be confidential.

Eide's order takes effect July 11. Filings by people claiming to be children of Prince will continue to remain confidential.

Prince died in April of an accidental drug overdose, with no known will or children.

A sister and five half-siblings are in line to inherit his estate, estimated at $300 million or more. Several others have come forward claiming a tie to Prince.

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