Legal teams for Robin Williams' widow and for his three children appeared in a San Francisco courtroom today to determine who will get what of the late actor's estate.
Lawyers for both parties said they hope to have the matter resolved by June 1, the date set for the next hearing.
"This is very, very typical," said James Wagstaffe, an attorney for Susan Williams. "The court recognized that this is an amicable matter. ... His wife and her two sons with whom he lived for many years can stay in the home and not have the home stripped of normal things that are in a home, like art and furniture, and she can keep her wedding presents."
Susan Williams, the late comedian's third wife, filed paperwork this past December to determine who had rights to his things. She asked the court to exclude the contents of their San Francisco area home from what his three children from previous marriages were allowed to have.
Susan Williams said her husband's trust intended to distribute items from his other home in Napa, Calif., as opposed to the one they shared, according to the court documents.
The late movie star's adult children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, claim that Susan Williams is robbing them of their father's things, including jewelry and memorabilia that he reportedly left them in his will, according to the Associated Press.
"My brothers and I have not at any point since dad’s death been invited to or visited his and Susan’s house in Tiburon, nor have we removed anything from it," Zelda Williams wrote today in a Tumblr post.
"They are disturbed that this petition has been filed and we are here because as an intensely private person, Mr. Williams wouldn't have wanted this," attorney Andrew Bassak, who represents the trustees, said today. "That is troubling to the trustees as close confidants of Mr. Williams."
"It's painful," said Meredith Bushnell, another lawyer representing the children. "They were very close with their father."
Williams was 63 when he died at his home last August, later deemed by authorities to be a suicide. Shortly thereafter, Susan Williams revealed that the late actor had struggled with depression and had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease shortly before his death.