Aretha Franklin's hidden wills discovered

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin attends the premiere of "Selma" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 14, 2014, in New York City. Some writing is hard to decipher, and the four pages have words scratched out and phrases in the margin.

Franklin, who passed away past year, listed her royalties owed by Warner Music Group at over $1.6 million, and wants the royalties evenly divided among her 4 children.

The Queen of Soul's family thought she hadn't left any documents declaring her last wishes and but lawyers have now revealed they uncovered three handwritten notes in her Detroit home.

Inside the cabinet, Owens found two purported holographic wills signed by Franklin.

Bennett, who has been Franklin's lawyer for more than 40 years, filed the wills Monday and has shared them with attorneys representing Franklin's four sons, though a resolution was not reached, Franklin's estate said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. He told a judge that he's not sure if they're legal under MI law.

Sabrina Owens, an administrator at the University of MI, will continue to serve as personal representative of the estate.

In a separate court filing, the "Respect" singer's son, Kecalf Franklin, claimed the 014 will stated his mother wanted him to serve as a representative of the estate, but the estate has confirmed that Sabrina Owens, an administrator at the University of MI, will continue to serve as their representative. The documents are dated June 21, 2010; October 20, 2010 and March 31, 2014, according to a court filing regarding the matter.

A hearing on Franklin's estate is scheduled for June 12.

In April, probate court Judge Jennifer Callaghan approved a plan to hire experts who can appraise Franklin's assets and personal belongings, ranging from concert outfits and memorabilia to household items. He even brought the mic near his phone and played a snippet of Franklin's classic "Think".Two other former US Presidents Barack Obama, at whose inauguration in 2009 Franklin sang "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", George W. Bush missed the service, but sent letters to be read out.