Changes in Colorado Law to Stop Family Battles.

January 30, 2016 by Lulu

Richard Sweetman, Marcia Southwick-NASGA, Senator Laura Woods, Catherine Falk. Picture taken at the Colorado Legislative session.

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

 
Peter Falk (Columbo)
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.