Robin Williams' wife, kids fight over his estate
Late Robin Williams' wife Susan Schneider Williams and kids are allegedly involved in a contentious legal dispute over his estate.
New York: Late Robin Williams' wife Susan Schneider Williams and kids are allegedly involved in a contentious legal dispute over his estate.
In their court papers, both sides display keen interest in such memorabilia i.e. everything from actor's bicycles to his collections of fossils and toys as tangible, deeply personal reminders of the irrepressible, manic imagination, the New York Times reported.
Allan Mayer, a spokesman for the Williams children, said in an email that notwithstanding Schneider'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's tragic death.
The papers filed by Schneider showed that, since she lost her husband through a shocking and emotionally charged event, she has not been given time to grieve her loss free from the frenetic efforts to interfere with her domestic tranquility.
Schneider acknowledged in her legal papers that she had no claim to items like the distinctive suspenders her husband wore on "Mork and Mindy," because they are related to the actor's acting career in the entertainment industry but she said that she should be entitled to other items, like the tuxedo that he wore at their wedding, as well as his personal collections of knickknacks and other items that are not associated with his famous persona.
Robin's kids on the other hand said in their filing that they are "heartbroken" that Schneider, who they note was married to their father for less than three years, has acted against his wishes by challenging the plans he so carefully made for late American actor's estate.
The children countered that Schneider has continued to block their access to the Tiburon home, even as she has allowed others inside. Those others included appraisers who estimated the value of items that the children contend are rightfully theirs and workers who helped design and complete a $30,000 renovation, the court papers contend.
The dispute is mainly focused on how the estate should distribute Robin's personal effects, both from his days as an entertainer and as a family man.