Robin Williamsâ€™ children say the wife of the late comic actor is trying to cheat them out of funds and personal property from his estate.
In a filing Aug. 14 in San Francisco Superior Court, lawyers for Zachary, Zelda and Cody Williams said the managers of a trust fund created by the estate have already determined that Susan Schneider is claiming a greater share of the fund than her husband intended.
The fund â€œis intended to pay the costs of maintaining the Tiburon residence for (Schneiderâ€™s) lifetime and to pay the trusteesâ€™ fees,â€ the childrenâ€™s lawyers said. â€œIt does not provide (Schneider) with a guaranteed income stream.â€
They said Schneider, the actorâ€˜s third wife, was trying to â€œenhance her financial position at the expense of the Williams childrenâ€ and was also claiming some items of personal property that Robin Williams had bequeathed to his children.
Kevin Clune, a lawyer for Schneider, denied the accusations.
â€œAll that Susan wants is to be able to abide by her husbandâ€™s wishes and live in the residence that she and her husband shared,â€ Clune said Wednesday. Apart from the disagreement over the trust fund, he said, the only remaining dispute involves a small number of items of sentimental value.
Robin Williams hanged himself at his home in August 2014. He was 63.
The dispute over his estate is scheduled to go before a judge on Aug. 28.