Robin Williams’ widow, Susan, and his children can’t seem to come to an agreement about how to split up the late actor’s estate.
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The parties are having such a hard time coming to a compromise that they’re headed back to court after a judge delayed the hearing in April in the hope that a mediator would be able to resolve the dispute, according to San Francisco Superior Court documents.
No such luck.
The main disagreement, according to Perez Hilton, comes from a section in Williams’ will, which states that his widow should be given enough money to maintain the residence they shared throughout the remainder of her lifetime. But how much money is enough money? Lawyers and the family can’t seem to decide on an appropriate sum for all parties to agree upon.
According to Susan Williams’ lawyer, James Wagstaffe, the entirety of Robin Williams’ estate is worth more than $100 million.
The Los Angeles Times reports that at least 300 items and how much money Susan Williams should receive are all still a matter of contention.
Williams has three children: Cody and Zelda, who are from his second marriage to Marsha Garces, and Zachary, who is his only child from his first marriage to Valerie Velardi. According to court documents, Williams had everything in place so that his children would receive any future income from his career, life insurance proceeds, a property in Napa, liquid assets and valuable pieces of personal belongings.
But Susan is hoping to keep some items that have sentimental value to her, such as an old T-shirt the late actor wore and his slippers.
Also, Susan works as an artist, which lends itself to a moderate income Williams was aware of when they married in 2011, so he set up a trust for her so she could “stay in the house” they shared, according to Wagstaffe.
The parties have until July 29 to come to an amicable resolution before the court steps in after a decision from a hearing today that extended the negotiation time.