Friday, January 29, 2016

Actor Peter Falk's Daughter, Catherine Falk, Urges Changes in Colorado Law to Stop Family Battles

You might not know Catherine Falk, but you probably know her father Peter.

Actor Peter Falk portrayed Colombo for years on television and passed away in 2011.

Catherine was at the Colorado Legislative session Wednesday to push for changes in the state’s probate laws and pass the Peter Falk Act.

When Peter Falk was in his final years battling Alzheimer’s, she was banned from seeing him by her estranged stepmother. She took her fight to probate court where the process cost her $100,000.

“That’s the problem, we are advocating this bill because people don’t have this kind of money,” Falk told FOX31 Denver political reporter Joe St. George.

“I come here today no longer just the daughter of Peter Faulk,” Falk added.

The Falk Act would make it harder for adult children to be banned from seeing or caring for loved ones.

“We have a growing problem of people being isolated from family and friends,” State Sen. Laura Woods, who proposed the bill, said.

The Judiciary Committee cleared the bill on Wednesday and sent it to Appropriations.

Richard Sweetman, Marcia Southwick, Senator Woods, Catherine Falk


Anonymous said...

Onward team!

Sylvia Rudek said...

Every bill that is introduced to improve and reform adult guardianship / conservatorship is progress raising awareness and bringing attention to a hidden danger waiting for all of us that affects and impacts a large portion of our nation.

Every Adult Guardianship Bill that passes the Senate and the House, to become law signed by the Governor is success.

Many thanks to Catherine Falk and Senator Laura Woods, her staff and her team for their commitment, hard work and determination.

Terri said...

I am so proud of all of you and proud to be a member of NASGA.