Thomas Kinkade estate hearing continued to December 24, 2012.

Thomas Kinkade estate probate hearing continued to December 24, with Judge Cain in Santa Clara County Superior Court.  Click here for article.  Kinkade died April 6, 2012.  The case involves disputes over will and codicil documents including alleged holographic will documents – in other words, including for example, issues relating to Kinkade’s intent as to who would inherit, the validity of the purported will and codicil documents including the facts and circumstances relating to preparation, handwriting, and possibly computer forensics, possibly mental capacity issues, fraud and undue influence including the statutory prohibitions against inheritance, possibly interpretation of the various documents, possibly the new California tort intentional interference with inheritance, the shifting burdens of proof, and the various presumptions that might apply, in addition to others.

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