Robin Williams' family settle legal dispute

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Robin Williams' family have ended their legal battle over his estate. The actor's widow Susan Williams and his three children from previous marriages managed to resolve their dispute with an out of court settlement, the exact details of which have not been disclosed.

However, Susan's lawyer James Wagstaffe did confirm that she will continue to live in the San Francisco Bay Area home she shared with the late star, and will receive living expenses to maintain the house for the rest of her life. Susan will also receive Robin's watch, a bike they bought together on their honeymoon and their wedding gifts.

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Robin William's wife Susan will continue to live at the home she shared with the late star



"Susan gets to enforce Robin's wishes. She gets to stay in the house as Robin wanted, with the trust being created to pay the expenses," Mr Wagstaffe said. The couple had been married for three years before the 63-year-old actor took his own life in August 2014.

Meredith Bushnell, the lawyer acting for Robin's children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, said: "I think they're just very happy to have this behind them."

Susan had filed a court petition in December, saying the contents of the California home she shared with Robin should be excluded from the items he left to his children. She also claimed that some of her husband's personal items had been taken from the house without her permission.

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Robin Williams pictured with his daughter Zelda



His three children countered by saying that Susan was "adding insult to a terrible injury" by trying to change the terms of the trust agreement, and deprive them of items their father had clearly intended for them to have.

Among the items in dispute were watches, photographs and memorabilia, according to court documents.

On Friday, trustees for the estate filed a petition stating that the parties had reached a settlement and asked to dismiss Susan's petition to have the court provide guidance in the dispute.

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