Prince died last year. He left no will. The matter is now in probate. His heirs have become owners of his assets. A judge will be asked to determine how to divide those assets. One of the items in the estate is real estate. The judge could determine one of the heirs will be the sole owner of the property or that all of the heirs will own the property together. The heirs can reach agreement on how to manage the real estate together. If, however, one or more of them demands his or her share of the value of the real estate then the court may have to partition the property.