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Robin Williams' wife files lawsuit in California over estate plan

When Robin Williams passed away, some people breathed a sigh of relief when they learned that Williams had trusts set up and a will in place. Sadly, even with those preparations, it seems as though Williams' family is going to hash things out in court.

Williams had a trust set up to distribute his assets. That included memorabilia, collections and personal items from Williams. Apparently, Williams' wife doesn't feel as though the children are interpreting that trust in the manner her late husband intended.

She has filed a lawsuit that claims the children shouldn't take the items that are located in the home the couple shared in Tiburon, California. She claims some items have been taken from that home without her permission. According to her, the trust was only supposed to distribute items that were in Williams' Napa home.

Williams' children say that their father's wife is trying to alter the trust that their father had set up for them. They are heartbroken that his new wife, to whom he had been married less than three years, is trying to challenge their father's wishes.

According to the woman's attorney, she didn't file the lawsuit to start a bitter dispute. She only wants guidance about what the trust means. She has called into question the items in storage, as well as items in the Tiburon home.

The attorney for the children hasn't made a public reply to the lawsuit filed regarding Williams' estate. Hopefully, they get everything squared away in the manner that Williams intended. This is also a lesson to our readers about how important it is to always have a detailed estate plan that accurately and legally conveys your wishes.

Source: ABC News, "Robin Williams' Wife and Children Going to Court Over Comedian's Estate" Michael Rothman, Feb. 03, 2015

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