LOS GATOS (CBS / AP) — Thomas Kinkade’s girlfriend is agreeing to pay $11,000 a month to rent the Bay Area mansion where she had lived with the late artist, but his paintings and possessions remain the focus of a bitter estate fight.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that Kinkade’s widow, Nanette, sought permission Monday from a probate judge to remove all the furniture and art from the 6,000-square-foot home.READ MORE: Bay Area COVID-19 Roundup: Tax Surprise For EDD Fraud Victims; Twitter Coronavirus 'Strike System' Crackdown; School Reopening Plan Faces Legislature Vote
Kinkade’s girlfriend, Amy Pinto, claims the popular painter wrote two hand-written notes before his April death from an alcohol and prescription drug overdose that bequeathed her both the house and $10 million to establish a museum of his work on the property.READ MORE: Stinson Beach Project Receives State Grant For Adapting To Rising Sea
Judge Thomas Cain told the two women to come back to court on Dec. 3 with a list of items to which they feel entitled.MORE NEWS: San Jose Police Arrested Two For Trafficking Illegal 'Ghost Guns'
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