Robin Williams’ wife, kids fight over his estate
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) –Robin Williams’ wife and children are fighting over his estate, heading to court to try and settle the dispute.
At issue are his clothes, jewelry, photos and awards at one of the late actor’s homes, located in Tiburon, California, including a promise ring and the tuxedo Williams wore at their wedding.
It’s the same home where Williams was found dead in August. He committed suicide at the age of 63.
His wife, Susan, and his three children by previous marriages, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, will appear before a judge in Superior Court in California on Monday.
Williams wanted the Tiburon home to go to his wife, and for Susan to keep living there. Her attorney argues that it shouldn’t be stripped of the things inside of it, according to court papers.
Williams’ children are entitled to certain personal items, according to the will, and Susan Williams says that those items should be restricted to what is inside her late husband’s other home, which is in Napa.
She also wants the judge to rule that Williams’ watches are not jewelry, and therefore should be left to her.
The Williams children disagree, and claim in court papers that their stepmother would not let them access the Tiburon home for almost three months after their father’s death.
At the time of his death, Williams was sober but struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.