Robin Williams' Family Fights Over the Comedian's Estate

The megastar's third wife, children engage in legal battle over property he left behind.
2:59 | 02/04/15

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the family feud over the late robin Williams' estate. His children and his first two marriages now battling his widow over who gets what. And at the center of it all Williams' collection of permanent memorabilia including those famous suspenders he wore in the show "Mork and Mindy." ABC's Linzie Janis is here with the story. Good morning, Linzie. Robin Williams' widow is simply seeking clarification on parts of her late husband's will but his children say by challenging the trust their father so carefully put together she's attempting to get more than what he left her. This morning, robin Williams' children speaking out locked in a bitter legal battle over the comedian's estate with his widow Susan. The megatar's third wife asking a judge to help clarify which items were left to her and which to his children. Alleging in court documents that just days after his death last August, co-trustees of the estate had her husband's personal property removed from the couple's home in tiburon, California. Court documents revealing Susan became frightened of the co-trustees who had keys to the house invading her home seeking to strip her of items she believes were left to her in the trust like the tuxedo her husband wore to marry her less than three years ago and a promise ring and his expansive collection of watches. In the filing Susan claims she believes he only wanted his children to have certain items from a different home the actor owned in napa. Her attorney saying Tuesday the dispute is not ugly? We want the court to give us guidance. The suspenders from "Mork and Mindy." Those would be memorabilia tied to his career. The bicycles which are hardly memorabilia. Reporter: Williams' children Zelda, Zachary and Cody file court documents saying they're heartbroken that Mr. Williams' wife has acted against his wishes by challenging the plans he so carefully made for his estate. Claims some of the items rightfully belong to them like clothes, jewelry, personal photos, memorabilia and awards. In 2006 Williams told Diane sawyer his children were his greatest gift. If you could go back and relive any day in your life. Just the birth of my children. Each one. Those are all great days. And they've all turned out amazing. Reporter: Their spokesperson telling ABC news, robin's children want nothing more than to be left alone to grieve. The fact that they are being forced into these legal proceedings adds insult to terrible injury. The two sides are also fighting over money. Again, with Susan Williams seeking clarification on the amount left to her to cover her expenses for living in the home that she shared with her husband, for example, she would like utility bills paid for and the children disagree. Happens to a lot of families. It does. Very sad. You have to protect. Heartbreaking story though. Thanks so much. Coming up, pro golf caddies

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