Wife Of Robin Williams Embroiled In Legal Action With His Children Over Star's Estate 8 years ago

Wife Of Robin Williams Embroiled In Legal Action With His Children Over Star's Estate

Robin Williams' children are set to face a court battle with his wife over the late star's estate.

The comedian tragically passed away in August 2014 at his home and it is believed that a disagreement subsequently broke out between his wife of three years Susan and three children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody.

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Legal documents filed in December showed that some property was “unilaterally removed” from their home “days after Mr. Williams’s untimely death” by his children and when she sought legal representation, “home-related services" such as newspaper deliveries were cancelled.

Her lawyers are arguing that since she lost “her husband through a shocking and emotionally charged event”, Susan has not been “given time to grieve her loss free from the frenetic efforts to interfere with her domestic tranquility”.

However, representatives for the three children have said that they are “heartbroken” that she has “acted against his wishes by challenging the plans he so carefully made for his estate”, adding that her allegations add “insult to a terrible injury” and is an attempt to “prevent them from receiving what their father wanted them to receive”.

According to the Irish Times, Williams left his estate to a trust whose beneficiaries included his three children but a separate trust was created for Susan allowing her to keep her Tiburon home, its contents and enough cash to cover all costs related to the residence.

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As part of her legal action, Susan's petition states that her trust should include “all expenses associated with daily upkeep as well as unexpected renovations and improvements” of the home but this has been dismissed by the Williams children as an illustration of “the greed that appears to be driving petitioner’s actions” as she is arguing for additional funds before the trust had even been funded.

They also claimed that she has blocked access to her home but allowed other others inside, including appraisers who estimated the value of items in the home and workers who helped design and complete a $30,000 renovation.