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Susan Schneider, Robin Williams, Zelda Williams

Robin Williams' 3 Children & Widow Reach Settlement After Legal Battle Over Late Actor's Estate

Susan Schneider, Robin Williams, Zelda Williams

Susan Schneider, Robin Williams, Zelda WilliamsLester Cohen/WireImage

Robin Williams’ family’s legal battle over the late actor’s estate is over.

The Oscar winner died at age 63 in August 2014, leaving behind widow Susan Schneider Williams and children Zak Williams, 32, Zelda Williams, 26, and Cody Williams, 23, who are from two previous marriages. 

That December, Susan filed legal documents at a San Francisco court, claiming that some of her late husband’s personal items in the home she shared with him were “unilaterally removed” on the kids’ behalf, NBC News had reported. Their attorney had said at the time this was untrue. Susan sought to block the removal of certain possessions.

On Friday, trustees for Williams’ estate, which is estimated to be worth more than $ 100 million, filed a petition at a San Francisco court seeking dismissal of Susan’s petition, saying the parties had reached a settlement. The terms were not disclosed.

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Susan will be allowed to remain in the home she shared with Robin and will also receive living expenses to maintain it for the rest of her life, he lawyer said. She will also be allowed to keep several possessions.

“Mrs. Williams is able to keep the few emotional items she requested, such as their wedding gifts, selected clothing items, a watch Robin often wore, plus the bike she and her husband bought together on their honeymoon,” the attorney said in a statement to People. “The Williams children will receive the vast majority of the items they demanded, such as more than 50 bikes and over 85 watches, as well as thousands of never-disputed items like Robin Williams’s Academy Award statue.”

An attorney for Robin’s kids did not give details about the settlement but told the magazine the children “are relieved to have this behind them.

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“While it’s hard to speak of this as a win, given it stems from the greatest loss of all, I am deeply grateful to the judge for helping resolve these issues,” Susan said in a statement to People. “I can live in peace knowing that my husband’s wishes were honored.”

“I feel like Robin’s voice has been heard and I can finally grieve in the home we shared together,” she added. “While it was painful to have truckloads of his belongings removed from our home—it’s the few sentimental items I get to hold onto that mean everything to me. I thank God for this.”

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