Robin Williams’ Widow Battling His Children Over Estate

She’s “adding insult to terrible injury,” Williams’ children say in court papers about his widow Susan Schneider

Last Updated: February 3, 2015 @ 6:25 AM

Robin Williams‘ widow is fighting with his children from a previous marriage over the late actor and comedian’s estate, according to reports.

In papers filed in San Francisco Superior Court in December, Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, claimed some of Williams’ belongings were retrieved without her permission. She asked the court to exclude the contents of the Tiburon home she and Williams shared from the jewelry, memorabilia, and other items Williams wanted his children to have.

Williams’ children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, countered that Schneider is “adding insult to a terrible injury” by trying to change the trust agreement and is preventing them from retreiving clothing and other personal items of their father they’re entitled to.

“The Williams children are heartbroken that [the] petitioner, Mr Williams’s wife of less than three years, has acted against his wishes by challenging the plans he so carefully made for his estate,” the Williams’ children’s attorneys said in court papers.

Schneider’s attorney, James Wagstaffe, said Monday his client was merely asking the court for guidance on where certain items should go.

“This is not ugly,” he said. “I would not say this is anticipated to be a highly contested proceeding.”

Williams died at his Tiburon home in August. His death was ruled a suicide by way of asphyxia caused by hanging.


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