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Williams’ Trust Causes Dispute Among Family

The news of Robin Williams’ untimely demise shook the world as everyone knew it – and until now, the family he has left behind is still dealing with the aftershocks, complications seeping into the faults, making things more than a little unsteady.

Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider Williams — who survives him, according to reports from Reuters, has filed official legal complaints against thievery of belongings and personal effects left behind by the departed comedian at his home in Tiburon, California, to which Schneider is entitled to via a trust that Williams himself set up for her. His three surviving children, however, file a different case altogether.

According to news reports, the Williams children (Zachary, 31; Zelda, 25; Cody, 22) have stated that they believe Schneider Williams is attempting to deliberately work the words in the document in her favor in order to secure more of the deceased’s estate for herself.

Going through such times can be trying for anyone involved, especially if these proceedings are met under the public eye, with heavy media scrutiny. The loss of the famed Oscar winner, known for his roles in films such as Dead Poets Society (1989), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), and many others, is felt throughout the hearts of all those whose lives he has touched with his humor and tenderheartedness. However, even Robin Williams and his family are not exempt from the cold complications that come with disputes come from the trustees and beneficiaries of his worldly possessions.

The Chicago probate litigation attorneys of Peck Ritchey, LLC state on their website that dealings of this nature can be excruciatingly difficult as certain testators may attempt to take advantage of the situation in order to attain personal gain. Expert, professional help in a trying, emotionally-charged time can be crucial and for guidance, only expert, professional help can get you through in order for you to settle cases of this matter as efficiently as possible, allowing you and your family more time to grieve and heal from the loss of the dear departed.