The family of deceased actor Robin Williams agreed to settle their dispute over his estate out of court. “As the case developed, more of Williams” belongings, including his bicycle collection, awards, watches and family photographs, were entered into dispute. But James Wagstaffe, who is representing Susan Williams, said on Friday his client will remain in the San Francisco Bay Area home she shared with Williams and receive living expenses to maintain the home for the rest of her life.
Terms of the out-of-court settlement were not disclosed.
Among the items that Susan got to keep with the settlement are the couple’s wedding gifts, a few clothes, a watch and bike that they purchased during their honeymoon, according to Susan’s lawyers. “She gets to stay in the house as Robin wanted, with the trust being created to pay the expenses”, Wagstaffe said.
Susan Schneider with Robin Williams in SoHo, New York in 2012.
Susan Schneider Williams – who was married to the “Night at the Museum” star for three years until his tragic death in August 2014 – has reportedly made a settlement with Zelda, Cody and Zak on how to split the star’s fortune.
A lawyer for the three children said they were pleased that the legal battle had now been ended.
“The children are relieved to have this behind them”, Meredith Bushnell, the attorney for Zachary, Zelda and Cody Williams, separately told the publication.
However, she claimed the children weren’t giving her enough to cover what she needed.
In the court documents filed earlier this year the children said their father, who was 63 when he died, had said on his death they were to receive his Oscar, items from his films memorabilia, action figures, books, theatre masks and other items.
The dispute resulted in several court appearances before a San Francisco judge and mediation.