Robin Williams’s Wife And Kids Fight Over Estate

Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter
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Almost six months after the death of Robin Williams, his family is fighting in court over his possessions.

NBC News reports that his children just want to grieve for their father and aren’t interested in a prolonged legal battle. However, his widow, Susan Schneider, seems to be looking for a fight.

Court documents show that Schneider is claiming the children ransacked the house and stole various things following his death. Schneider was married to Williams for three years.

Schneider’s petition, which was filed in San Fransisco superior court, included a request to bar the children from taking any possession from their home in Tiburon, Calif. The petition also stated that Schneider felt she couldn’t grieve the loss of her husband properly because of “frenetic efforts to interfere with her domestic tranquility.” The case is set to go to court on March 30.

The three children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, issued a statement through their attorney Allan Mayer.

“The insinuation that they or their representatives may have taken anything from the house is both despicable and wholly untrue,” Mayer said. “The fact is that they have been barred from what had been their father’s house, and not even the trustees of the Robin Williams Trust have been able to conduct a complete inventory.”

The children responded to Schneider’s petition by saying they were “heartbroken” over the situation, and that Schneider acted against their father’s wishes by taking them to court. Williams was found dead in his California home after a struggle with substance abuse and depression. He was 63 years old.