Robin Williams’ Widow And Children In Legal Battle Over Estate: Bad Will Hunting?

Things just got ugly with regard to settling the estate of late actor/comedian Robin Williams. Williams’ third wife, Susan Schneider has filed court documents requesting that the Tiburon home the couple shared and its contents be excluded from the personal items and memorabilia afforded to Robin’s children by his will.

This request comes after Schneider states Williams’ children Zelda, Zachary, and Cody, all from previous marriages, removed items from the home without her permission.

The children are said to be devastated that Robin’s widow would add ‘insult to terrible injury’ by attempting to change the estate he had laid out for his offspring.

Court papers submitted by lawyers representing the kids state that “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.”

Schneider filed the paperwork in December asking for clarification of some of the more “ambiguous” items up for grabs including Robin’s watch collection, awards, bicycles, Japanese anime figurines, and more.

Schneider contends she became concerned when a trustee for the children insisted on access to the home just a month after Williams suicide. The children have countered that argument with concern of their own that Robin’s widow continually denied them access to the home in the months that followed.

Robin Williams was found dead in his home on August 11, 2014. An autopsy ruled the death a suicide by asphyxiation. Williams’ suicide came as a painful blow to much of the world who considered him one of the all time beloved film greats.

Shortly after Robin’s passing, his wife revealed the actor was dealing with a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Williams was 63-years-old at his time of death.

According to a previous Inquisitr article, Robin’s estate was estimated to be worth $50 million at the time of his death and was listed in a trust fund he set up for his three children in 2011. Williams also had provided for his wife Susan in the event of his death via their prenuptial agreement of the same year.

Williams often joked that his marital woes from his previous two marriages had left him bankrupt. In one of his most often quoted takes on the subject he stated, “Ah, yes, divorce… from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.”

Robin’s final post on social media was July 31, 2014 in which he celebrated his daughter Zelda’s twenty fifth birthday by saying, “Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl.”

Undoubtedly the man who seemed to try so hard to express love and provide for his kids would not be happy with the way his financial affairs are being handled posthumously. Perhaps somewhere Casey Kasem is sitting with him saying, “You think this is bad? Oh brother do I have a story for you…”

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