Robin Williams’ Widow & Kids Are Fighting Over His Estate

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The settlement of Robin Williams' estate is getting heated. The New York Times reports that the late actor's widow, Susan Schneider Williams, has filed court documents alleging that some of his belongings were "unilaterally removed" from her home.  It's unclear as to what items were taken, or by whom. Allan Mayer, a spokesman for Zak, Zelda, and Cody Williams, responded to the allegations in an email to the Times.  "Notwithstanding Ms. Schneider Williams’s insinuations, the fact is that neither the Williams children nor any representative of theirs has been in the house or had anything taken from it since Robin Williams’s tragic death." The children maintain that their father left them his personal effects, his Oscar, and movie memorabilia. Schneider Williams, meanwhile, is asking for objects accrued during her nearly three-year marriage to Williams, such as his wedding tuxedo and other "knickknacks." The Williams children have countered that some of those items fall under the property they were bequeathed. They also say that they were barred from visiting their father's home after his death in August. "We are heartbroken [that Schneider Williams] has acted against his wishes by challenging the plans he so carefully made for his estate.” the children said in their legal response. They added that Mrs. Williams' filings were adding "insult to a terrible injury" and were an effort to "prevent them from receiving what their father wanted them to receive."

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