Robin Williams' Widow and His Children Are Back in Court to Fight Over His Bicycles, Art Collection and Books
The ongoing legal battle between Robin Williams‘ widow, Susan Schneider, and his three children has taken a new turn – this time focusing on the late comedian’s bicycle collection.
Schneider’s attorney, James Wagstaffe, has requested that a San Fransisco judge step in to resolve the property issue if Williams’ children and Schneider cannot reach an agreement on their own, according to the Associated Press.
“With respect to personal property, we’ve been working very hard through mediation and other processes to narrow down those issues, but issues remain,” Wagstaffe said.
Also among the property in question are books, works of art, and other items amounting to millions of dollars, according to the Associated Press.
The two sides are scheduled to meet next week to try to come to an agreement.
Meredith Bushnell, an attorney for Zachary, Zelda and Cody Williams, has argued that Williams appointed trustees to handle all decisions regarding his estate, and therefore a court intervention should not be necessary.
“Robin Williams clearly intended that the trustees, people he knew for a very long time, would be interpreting his trust rather than the court and frankly the beneficiaries,” she said.
It is still unclear whether a judge will intervene, but both sides have until Sept. 9 to submit their final proposed orders in the case, the Associated Press reports.
The two parties have been engaged in a heated legal fight over the late actor’s possessions since December 2014.