ByAllanah Faherty, writer at Creators.co
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Robin Williams's widow, Susan Schneider Williams, and his three adult children, Zachary, Zelda, and Cody, have ended a long legal battle over the late actor's estimated $100 million estate out of court, according to a petition filed on Friday.

Following Williams's death in August 2014, his three children were set to inherit his estate, however the star had also included a provision in his will on behalf of his third wife, Susan Schneider, who he had married in October 2011.

Susan Schneider and Robin Williams
Susan Schneider and Robin Williams

Schneider had claimed that she was not receiving enough money to maintain the six-bedroom home she had shared with her husband before his death, in Tiburon, California. In reply, Williams's children claimed that Schneider was "adding insult to a terrible injury" in trying to change the terms of their father's trust.

Robin Williams and his second wife, Marsha Garces
Robin Williams and his second wife, Marsha Garces

The exact terms of the agreement have not been released, though lawyers for the widow have stated that Schneider will receive enough to continue living in the home during her lifetime. However, Zachary, Zelda and Cody Williams will eventually inherit the property.

In addition to the financial support, Schneider will also receive some personal items of significant emotional value, such as a watch Robin Williams often wore, a bike, and the gift from their wedding. Williams's children will receive the vast majority of their father's personal items, including his Academy Award, Golden Globes, Emmys and Grammys.

Williams with his son Zachary and wife Susan
Williams with his son Zachary and wife Susan

Both sides expressed satisfaction over the agreement, which has been close to a year in the making. Meredith Bushnell, one of the lawyers for the Williams's children said the trio were "just very happy to have this behind them." Schneider also issued a statement saying, "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."

Source: Huffington, The Big Story, LA Times

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