Robin Williams’ wife wants to keep wedding tuxedo, lawyer says
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Attorneys for the wife and adult children of Robin Williams have agreed to try to resolve their dispute out of court involving personal items of the late actor.
Attorneys in the case agreed Monday in San Francisco Superior Court to meet informally before April 10 on the matter.
Attorney Jim Wagstaffe told the court that Williams' wife, Susan Williams, would like to keep her wedding presents, the tuxedo Williams wore at their wedding, and photographs from his 60th birthday.
Attorney Meredith Bushnell, who is representing the children from previous marriages, said the dispute has been excruciating for them, and they would like to resolve it as soon as possible.
The children say Williams' trust clearly granted them his clothing, jewelry and personal photos taken prior to his marriage to Susan Williams.
In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission.
She has asked the court to exclude the contents of the San Francisco Bay Area home she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams said the children should have.
Williams' children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, said in response that Susan Williams is "adding insult to a terrible injury" by trying to change the trust agreement and rob them of the late actor's belongings.
Susan Williams' attorney said she was only seeking guidance from the court about the meaning of certain terms in the trust.
Williams died at his home in Tiburon north of San Francisco in August. The coroner ruled his death a suicide that resulted from asphyxia caused by hanging.
Susan Williams has said the actor and comedian was struggling with depression, anxiety and a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.
Williams' trust granted his children his memorabilia and awards in the entertainment industry among other particular personal items, according to court documents.
Susan Williams says that because he wanted her to continue to live at the Tiburon home, it makes sense that he intended only for his children to have the specific personal items he delineated that were kept at another home he owned in Napa.
The two sides also disagree over items put in storage, watches Williams owned and his memorabilia.
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