Robin Williams’ Widow Is Fighting With His Kids Over the Estate

Almost six months after the tragic death of Robin Williams, his widow Susan Schneider Williams and the comedian’s children are in the midst of a legal battle over the actor’s estate.

Court paperwork reveals that the widow has filed a petition to change a trust agreement, giving her access to her husband’s watch collection, clothing, awards and other memorabilia.

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She argues that while Williams wanted the kids to share the contents in his Napa estate, he did not intend them to have the things in their shared home in Tiburon, California which she currently lives in.

According to the suit, she was “forced” into seeking counsel when a trustee for Williams’ children showed up to take person property. After which she “became frightened of the co-trustees invading her home.”

Williams’ children Zack, Zelda and Cody disagree, saying that they have been blocked access to belongings like family photos, memorabilia and jewelry by their father’s widow, items which were bequeathed to them in Williams’ will.

Counsel for Susan Schneider argues that “watches are not jewelry and should therefore be treated as contents of the Tiburon home that are part of the Susan Trust.”

Said a lawyer, “The Williams children are heartbroken that petitioner, Mr. Williams’ wife of less than three years, has acted against his wishes by challenging the plans he so carefully made for his estate.”

“For their part, the Williams children have sought to resolve any potential disputes and conclude the trust administration process as quickly and efficiently as possible, to allow them to privately grieve the loss of their father and begin to heal from this tragic event.”

A hearing has been set for March 30.

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