Robin Williams' Wife, Children Argue Over His Estate

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Robin Williams' estate is being scuffled over by the late comedian's wife of less than three years, Susan, and his children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody.

Robin Williams' widow filed papers in a San Francisco court claiming that the children, from Robin's two previous marriages, took items from her Tiburon home without her permission.

She is still living in the home, which she shared with Robin Williams until the day he died, and says it and the things in it should be excluded from what Williams outlined that the children should have.

The items that Robin Williams wanted his children to have, which are outlined in his will, include jewelry, memorabilia and other items.

Robin Williams' widow says that because he wanted her to continue to live at the Tiburon home, it makes sense that he intended for his children to have the things that were kept at his Napa Valley home only.

"Any other interpretation would lead to Mrs. Williams' home being stripped while Mrs. Williams still lives there," her attorneys wrote.

One of her attorneys, James Wagstaffe, said that this filing wasn't meant to be ugly, but that Robin Williams' widow is simply trying to more clearly understand the terms of the trust.

Hanging with my pal, Crystal, on the set of NATM3.

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

However, the children disagree. They say that Susan Williams is "adding insult to terrible injury" by not letting them have the entirety of what Robin Williams left to them.

"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," attorneys for the children said in court papers.

What do you think about the scuffle over Robin Williams' estate?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.