Estate Law

Legal Proceedings over Late Robin Williams’ Estate

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It has been said that the world just got a little bit darker and a little bit sadder when beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams, was found dead on the 11th of August 2014 in his home at Tiburon, California. The world mourns him as his roles have touched and shaped entire generations all over the world – but none more feel the weight of this tragic loss more than his family.

His three children who survive him (Zachary, 33; Zelda, 25; Cody, 22) have disputed claims against Williams’ third wife, Susan Schneider Williams, saying that she is willfully attempting to maneuver legal documents and phrasing in order to earn more of the estate. This report follows the one where she had claimed to authorities that she was entitled to the Oscar winner’s home in Tiburon, California. Schneider Williams has said that she was frightened by the prospect that personal belongings within the home, that by right belong to her, might be stolen by her fellow trustees – as the home in Tiburon was entitled to her, following a trust that Williams himself set up.

Proceedings like these can get difficult as wills that meet disputes of this nature are often subject to probate law. Cases of this nature are hardly straightforward, according to the website of Peck Ritchey, LLC, due to the fact that there are many subtle changes within the variables of the equation that is the contesting the contents of a will. Losing a loved one is a difficult and trying time for anyone involved and as these are often quite emotionally charged situations, it is often advisable to seek the aid of a third party in order to avoid subjectivity or unfair bias.

If you or someone you know finds themselves in a similar situation – as even those in the spotlight are not exempt from the complexities of the law – it is highly recommended that specialized legal help is sought as soon as possible.

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