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Kids blocked from visiting their father despite Tennessee’s “Glen Campbell/Peter Falk Bill.”

Despite Tennessee’s “Glen Campbell/Peter Falk Bill,” the children of Glen Campbell have been denied visiting rights to see their dad, according to Fox News in “Glen Campbell’s kids say they can’t see their dad, fans raise money.”

The Tennessee law, which was named after the two celebrities where there were problems with family access, was passed in May and signed by the governor of Tennessee.

Glen Campbell suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and is under the care of his fourth wife in Nashville. Despite the existence of this law, Campbell’s children claim they are still being denied access to their father by the fourth wife.

This is an unfortunately common occurrence.

Caretakers who do not get along with the family members often deny those family members access. Sometimes it is just done out of spite. However, it is also often done as a way to hide elder abuse and undue influence over someone’s estate plan.

Family members who are denied access have no way of monitoring to make sure their loved ones are being looked after properly. Tennessee took an important step by passing this law, but it is clear that more still needs to be done in that state and throughout the country.

Reference: Fox News (Aug. 8, 2016) “Glen Campbell’s kids say they can’t see their dad, fans raise money.”

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