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

SAN JOSE, Calif.

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.

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