11 February 2015
Family of Robin Williams Disagree over Division of Estate
It’s only been six months since the tragic death of comedian Robin Williams yet his widowed wife and three children seem to be in a disagreement about who was left what in his Will.
Susan Williams has accused the children of taking items without her permission. However, the children Zachary, Zelda and Cody argued that their step-mother was “adding insult to a terrible injury” by trying to change their Trust agreement.
The whole dispute concerns the personal items that Robin Williams kept at his two homes and also in storage. Mrs Williams has requested that the contents of the home in which she shared with her late husband be excluded from the jewellery, memorabilia and other items that Robin Williams said his children should have.
The children are less than pleased with this suggestion on the premise that there shouldn’t be any limits placed on items which they are entitled to.
Like in this case, sad as it may seem, sometimes families disagree over Wills. There are various different reasons why Wills are disputed such as a person not mentioned in a Will or someone contesting a Will might think that it is invalid. But what happens in a situation where a Will hasn’t been left at all?
When it comes to situations like these, you will need answers to questions quickly before any property is disposed of. It is a very difficult job dealing with the aftermath of the loss of a loved one. Having to sort out all the paperwork and legal issues on top of the grieving process isn’t easy for anyone.
Contentious Probate Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help you with disputing or contesting a Will. We understand that times like these are hard and will support you in such sensitive issues, we’re here to help.
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