Robin Williams’ Widow Susan Schneider in Legal Dispute With Late Actor’s Children Over His Estate: Details

Susan Schneider and Robin Williams
Susan Schneider fighting with Robin Williams' kids over his estate Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Almost six months after Robin Williams’ death, his widow Susan Schneider and his three kids, Zak, Zelda, and Cody Williams, are fighting over the late actor’s estate.

According to TMZ, Schneider, whom Williams married in 2011, has filed court documents claiming items belonging to the late actor were stolen from their home days following his August 2014 death. 

However, Zak, Williams’ 31-year-old son with his first wife Valerie Velardi, and Zelda, 25, and Cody, 23, Williams’ kids with ex-wife Marsha Garces Williams, claim that Schneider is trying to “redefine” his will to “benefit her.”

Robin Williams family
Robin Williams and his three children Zak, Zelda, and Cody. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

According to TMZ, the Mrs. Doubtfire actor’s kids claim that Schneider refused to let them in the house after his death and that she is trying to keep items left to the kids, including jewelry and his watch collection. In Williams’ will, he reportedly left all his movie memorabilia, action figures, graphic novels, theater masks, and other items to his children. 

Schneider allegedly wants items relating to their relationship, including his wedding tux and other “knickknacks.”

In William’s kids’ filings, the New York Times reports they state they are “heartbroken” that Schneider has “acted against his wishes by challenging the plans he so carefully made for his estate.” 

Williams took his own life inside his Tiburon, Calif., home on Aug. 11. He was 63.

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