Elder Law has really broken out into mainstream popular culture this year! There was the first season of Better Call Saul, where the attorney who would be Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad gets into elder law and sues an assisted living facility in New Mexico. And now, on the heels of the new Star Wars Trilogy coming out, we have a galactic elder law fact pattern with a script spec called Old Solo. Apparently, Han’s golden years are not so golden, and he needs long-term care and has fallen out with his long-time caregiver, Chewbacca. Old Solo has issues of caregiver burnout, health care decision-making, ex-spouses, and what setting is the least restrictive (being at home in Corellia with Leia and her new husband Wedge or in a Cloud City assisted living facility–tough call!). And most importantly, will Han have to sell the Millennium Falcon to pay for his long-term care– and what does the Republic think is fair market value for it?
It may be funny to consider what old age is like in a galaxy far, far, away, but if you are having your own real life elder law issues, contact us!