About The Issue
The traditional American family of the past simply doesn’t exist in today’s society where divorce and remarriage are commonplace. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, autism and other disabilities have become near epidemic due to the wave of “baby boomers” retiring with aged parents needing personal care. Even the best families have conflict, but when that conflict rises to the level that an individual is denied all contact with a loved one, the State has an obligation to intervene. Yet, there is rarely any assistance available for a child or parent denied contact with an incapacitated loved one. This is particularly true where the State has rendered an individual a “ward” of the State by virtue of incapacity. The Peter Falk Bill seeks to remove barriers to promote strong family relationships, while still providing ample protection if needed.
We Need Your Help
The Peter Falk Bill is being considered by Legislatures of more than 20 States-with little opposition to its provisions because the Bill is about family and preserving the sacred bonds of family relationships. Catherine Falk was inspired to create the Peter Falk Bill through her own personal suffering as she was denied contact with her ailing father during his last days, left with virtually no recourse because his second wife obtained conservatorship of him and blocked all contact between Catherine and her father. Guardianship and/or conservatorship is a creature of the State. As such, appointees (family or private guardians) should not be permitted to unilaterally make the decision entrusted to a district judge in the context of protective orders and injunctions. The elderly and disabled need your help by supporting this Bill, so please contact your Representatives and Senators and support the Peter Falk Bill.
The Catherine Falk Organization offers a support center. By visiting our Official Online Resource center, you can access links supporting those who need assistance for getting visitation rights to see an ailing parent or disabled loved one. With the input and support of many lawmakers, advocates, attorneys and policy makers together, the Bill continues to improve to provide greater and greater levels of protection for the elderly and disabled. Our mission is to educate you so that you can plan for the future, while avoiding the nightmare guardianship and conservatorship causes families far too often. The devastation to the family is compounded at a time when loved ones are already grieving the loss of the parent or family member they once knew–to Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, or other disabling diseases.