Robin Williams Children And Widow Settle Lawsuit Over Estate

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Robin Williams Lawsuit Settled

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Robin Williams Lawsuit Settled

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Robin Williams’ children and widow have settled a lawsuit over his estate.

As Gossip Cop reported, Williams’ wife Susan Schneider went to court last December to battle his children, Zak, Zelda, and Cody, over his will. The testament left the late actor’s California home to Schneider, and called for funds from his estate to be used for its perpetual care. Schneider, however, claimed that the kids were not supplying her with enough money to pay the mortgage and other house bills.

In August, Williams’ children fired back, arguing that the established fund contained more than enough money and Schneider was seeking to exploit the financial resource as a means for personal income. The legal battle also included a war over the Oscar winner’s possessions, including memorabilia and his beloved bike collection. In their respective filings, each side interpreted Williams’ will differently and laid claim to various belongings.

But on Friday, attorneys in the case announced that Schneider and Williams’ kids have reached a settlement. The terms of that agreement are being kept confidential. But the development resolves the lawsuit, with Schneider dropping her claims.

Schneider was Williams’ third wife, and is pictured above with the star and his daughter Zelda in 2011. He was previously wed to Valerie Velardi, mother of Zak, and Marsha Garces, mother of Zelda and Cody. As Gossip Cop reported, August 14 marked the one-year anniversary of Williams’ death, leading a number of fans and celebrities, including close friend Billy Crystal, to tweet tributes.


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