Thursday, January 22, 2009

War Over Falk

Peter Falk's wife and daughter now have squared off over who should be taking care of Columbo.

Falk's adopted daughter, Catherine Falk, filed legal papers last month claiming Falk has dementia and Alzheimer's and can't care for himself. She wants a court to appoint her conservator.

Now, in legal papers filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, Falk's wife, Shera, expressed shock at Catherine's audacity. She claims Catherine has had a bad relationship with Peter and even sued him in 1992. She says Peter has never even met Catherine's children nor did he attend her wedding.

Shera, who's been married to Peter for 31 years, claims she provides constant care for Peter and that he's "happy and healthy under the current conditions at home..." Shera does not want a conservatorship because she claims it creates a "stigma".

War Over Peter Falk

More information:
Peter Falk's wife opposes conservatorship

Peter Falk's Wife Files Legal Papers Concerning Actor's Conservatorship

Family of 'Columbo' star battling for control of affairs

Peter Falk's wife, adopted daughter head for conservatorship showdown

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Anonymous said...

This is too awful and sad to finish reading. I put myself in Peter's position or his wife's position and it makes me cry.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's awful. This will play out in front of our very eyes and it will hard to watch.

The family will find out the hard way, that this is so wrong.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling Peter will end up with a stranger for a guardian.

He will become a non-person a product that generates income for the guardianship racket.

How sad and tragic to see this and wonder if this is waiting for me in my future.