Robin Williams’ Widow & Kids Finally Settle Legal Dispute Over Estate

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Robin Williams’ widow and his children have finally settled their legal dispute over the late actor’s estate and Robin’s wife Susan dropped the petition. “While it’s hard to speak of this as a win, given it stems from the greatest loss of all, I am deeply grateful to the judge for helping resolve these issues,” Susan said in a statement to People. “I can live in peace knowing that my husband’s wishes were honored.”

Meredith Bushnell, the attorney for Zachary, Zelda and Cody Williams also released a statement to People, “The children are relieved to have this behind them.” Susan originally filed a petition after she believed she was being cut out from Williams’ will and not receiving enough money from the estate and then his personal belongings came into question–as to what things belonged to her and what belong to the kids.

Susan’s lawyer released a statement explaining her relief that the court battle is over,

“Mrs. Williams is able to keep the few emotional items she requested, such as their wedding gifts, selected clothing items, a watch Robin often wore, plus the bike she and her husband bought together on their honeymoon.”

“The Williams children will receive the vast majority of the items they demanded, such as more than 50 bikes and over 85 watches, as well as thousands of never-disputed items like Robin Williams’s Academy Award statue.

“With an overall estate estimated at more than $100 million, Mrs. Williams will be receiving only a fraction of the overall estate, representing those funds sufficient to allow her to remain in the home for her lifetime.”

“I feel like Robin’s voice has been heard and I can finally grieve in the home we shared together. While it was painful to have truckloads of his belongings removed from our home – it’s the few sentimental items I get to hold onto that mean everything to me. I thank God for this.”

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