Legal battle over Thomas Kinkade's estate heads back to court

August 13, 2012 9:36:23 AM PDT
The legal battle over the multi-million dollar estate of artist Thomas Kinkade heads back to court Monday in San Jose.

Kinkade's widow is struggling to retain control of the estate against his live-in girlfriend.

Amy Pinto-Walsh claims two hand-written wills leave her Kincade's Monte Sereno mansion, plus $10 million to establish a museum of his artwork.

Lawyers for Nanette Kinkade,his wife of 30 years, filed papers on Friday contesting those wills.

Kinkade died in April from a fatal combination of alcohol and valium.