The children and widow of Robin Williams are continuing to fight over his estate. His widow is seeking items left in the house even though Mr. Williams’ will left his jewelry, clothing, memorabilia, and awards to his children. The list of 300 disputed items reportedly includes underwear, slipper, and t shirts. More importantly, the widow will receive in trust an undetermined amount of money to care for the house he left her. Of course, the parties cannot agree on this amount.
1. Williams and his attorney should have determined a specific amount for the upkeep of the house and erred on the high side. Vagueness in a will/trust only leads to disputes.
2. Fighting over underwear etc. proves that some people want to fight simply because the probate process is their last chance to fight with their siblings or step-parent.
3. Even though the parties both claim the underwear, rumor has it that they left the Patch Adams memorabilia at the curb for the garbageman.