Robin Williams’ widow and his three children are expected to head to court Monday to continue a legal battle over the late actor’s estate, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The family members reportedly said that they still haven’t decided on how much Susan Williams should receive from her husband’s estate.
The actor's third wife, Susan, and his three children from previous marriages, have been feuding over the split of the Oscar-winning actor’s estate. Monday’s hearing in San Francisco Court was scheduled two months ago in the hope that the two sides would use the time to reach a settlement, AP reported, citing court documents.
Susan had filed a lawsuit in December claiming that the actor’s belongings, which include his clothing, personal photographs and other memorabilia, were taken away without her permission. Williams' children -- -- Zachary, Zelda and Cody -- had filed a counterclaim in January that Susan is "adding insult to a terrible injury" by trying to challenge his trust agreement. Susan, and the late actor's children, settled their dispute over the actor’s personal items in March.
Also in March, Zelda took to her Tumblr account after it was revealed that she and her siblings had eight weeks to settle their dispute with Susan. "Misinformation is painful," the 25-year-old wrote on Twitter.
“My brothers and I have not at any point since Dad’s death been invited to or visited his and Susan’s house in Tiburon, nor have we removed anything from it,” she wrote in the Tumblr post. “For reporters to twist Susan’s court petition to imply that she believes my siblings and I did otherwise is to attempt to create drama where there is none and spread outright falsehoods, sadly a more and more common occurrence on the ‘news’ these days."
She went on adding: "Gossip is often more 'interesting' than fact, but blood runs thicker than ink. I will always stand up for my brothers against outright lies."
According to a separate trust, Susan is entitled to the Tiburon house, which she and her late husband shared and "all costs related to the residence." However, in her petition, Susan claimed that the trust should also include "all expenses associated with daily upkeep as well as unexpected renovations and improvements."
The "Mrs. Doubtfire" actor was found dead on Aug. 11 at his Tiburon house in northern California. Authorities had ruled Williams’ death a suicide due to asphyxia from hanging. Susan had confirmed in August that the actor was struggling with depression and anxiety, and was dealing with the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.