Judges orders conservatorship over Peter Falk
June 02, 2009
My prior posts about the Peter Falk conservatorship case describe how his wife, Shera, and adopted daughter, Catherine, were fighting over the right to make his decisions due to his Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
The judge previously stated that he was going to side with Shera, but he wanted a hearing about Catherine's relationship with her father, to see if Shera should be ordered to allow visitations. Shera (who is not Catherine's mother) said that Catherine didn't visit before, when Peter was fully competent, so why should she be permitted to visit now?
Last week, Catherine testified at length about her relationship with her famous father, Emmy-winning star of Colombo. He used to send her hundreds of postcards, and they had recently rekindled their relationship. Catherine testified that when she tried to visit her father, Shera wouldn't allow it and even slammed the door in her face. Catherine said she just wanted to be next to her father.
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