- DMX did not have a will.
- Desiree Lindstrom is DMX's fiancée - they got engaged in 2019 - and the mother to DMX's 5-year-old son. She applied to the courts to be granted status as DMX's common law wife but was denied.
- Had it been approved, she would have had immediate seniority over his 14 children to potentially control his estate and all future earnings from his music.
- 3 of his DMX's adult sons and 2 of his adult daughters are all petitioning to be administrators of his estate, which needs to be set up to manage future earnings and rights considerations from his music.