Washington State Court Orders Jean Kasem To Appear In Front Of Judge Tomorrow
May 29, 2014 at 11:13 AM (PT)
The latest happening in the saga surrounding radio legend CASEY KASEM has his wife JEAN ordered to appear in KITSAP COUNTY, WASHINGTON, court TOMORROW (5/30).
An AP report published on WESTPORT-NEWS.COM says the court wants to determine whether KASEM is receiving adequate medical care. while he stays with JEAN and family friends in KITSAP COUNTY. The paper reports, "the documents delivered WEDNESDAY to JEAN KASEM by KITSAP COUNTY sheriff's officers warn that her failure to appear on FRIDAY could lead to a warrant for her arrest."
JEAN KASEM was not reachable for comment, while a spokesman for daughter KERRI KASEM repeated she has a WASHINGTON state court order that allows her to see her father.
Elderly Family Access Bill Passes CA Assembly
In light of the ongoing KASEM situation, CALIFORNIA Assemblyman MIKE GATTO's legislation to "provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want to visit their parents" passed the State Assembly by a vote of 70-0. The legislation, AB 2034, seeks to protect children from being denied access to a parent by a parent’s future spouse or child.
Currently, adult children are not afforded the right to visit an ailing parent if a spouse denies access. This bill would require children and siblings to be informed when a loved one enters into acute medical care for more than three days, and creates a legal process for adult children to petition a court for visitation with a parent.
“Conflict among family members is the last thing our loved ones want to see as they approach their final hours,” GATTO said. “I hope this bill will help decrease the heartache and stress of families already facing difficult circumstances. The law must do more to keep up with the changing norms of modern families. AB 2034 brings the law into the 21st century and allows family members to focus on caring for their loved ones.”