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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kinkade Probate Hearing Re-scheduled for Christmas Eve

WillsAs I have previously discussed, Judge Thomas Cain ruled that Thomas Kinkade's girlfriend, Amy Pinto-Walsh, could reside within his mansion but she had to pay rent in the amount of $11,000. That same probate judge has rescheduled Kinkade's probate hearing for December 3rd to December 24th of this year. That hearing will focus on who owns what personal property within the late-artist's Monte Sereno mansion. Judge Cain has asked both parties to submit a list of the items that should be removed from the mansion. 

The court has yet to hear the matter concerning the two holographic wills that allegedly Kinkade wrote before his death. The two wills are central to Pinto-Walsh's claim she is the rightful owner of the late artist's mansion. Those two wills would give Pinto-Walsh "the mansion, a studio next door, $10 Million to run a museum that would showcase all his original artwork for the public, and all his artwork estimated at $60 Million." Judge Cain is also set to hear on all of Kinkade's other wills and codicils.

See Sheila Sanchez, Thomas Kinkade Estate, Girlfriend Probate Hearing Rescheduled for Dec. 24, LosGatosPatch, Dec. 7, 2012.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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