E62 How Robin Williams Protected His Family from Legal Battles After his Death (Podcast)

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  • Robin’s background
    • Survived by his third spouse (Susan) and 3 adult kids from prior marriages
    • Robin planned well, because he knew the cost of legal battles
    • His divorces cost him ~$20 million
    • In the 80s, he was sued by a former lover for $6.2 million
    • Also almost (but didn’t) waged a legal battle with Disney over his Aladdin role
  • What Robin did right:
    • In 2011, signed a prenuptial agreement with Susan
    • In 2012, updated his estate plan and trust to be consistent with the pre-nup
  • What happened?
    • After Robin’s death, Susan sued
    • Because Robin had up-to-date prenup and trust, settled pretty quickly

Relevant links: https://danielleandandy.com/robin-williams-protected-family-legal-battles/

Also watch the Robin Williams episode of “Fortune Fights” on REELZ

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