Falk's Wife And Daughter Battle Over His Care
The wife and adopted daughter of COLUMBO star Peter Falk are fighting over who will care for the ailing actor.
Last month (Dec08) Falk's adopted daughter, Catherine Falk, filed papers claiming her father has dementia and Alzheimer's disease and can no longer care for himself. Catherine is asking the court to name her his conservator.
But on Tuesday (20Jan08) Falk's second wife, Shera, fought back by filing her own court papers, insisting he should be allowed to remain at home with her.
She alleges her husband of 32 years never attended Catherine's wedding and has never met her children.
In documents obtained by TMZ.com, Shera adds, "(Falk is) happy and healthy under the current conditions at home," where she says she provides constant care for the ageing actor.