When did the term “reverse mortgage” become a bad word? Clients seem scared to ask me about it, but it’s actually a very important term to understand. So, are reverse mortgages a scam? The short answer is no. Reverse mortgages, when performed ethically and applied in the right situations, can help seniors gain access to…

Surrogacy cases are cluster of people. Likewise, at my current favorite Disneyland attraction, the Tiki Room singalong is a whole flock of ridiculous 1960s animatronic birds of various cultural archetypes. The birds hosting the show are Jose, Michael, Fritz, and Pierre. Each speaks with an accent arguably from Mexico, Ireland, Germany, and France. Also present are…

For those who have not seen the movie Moana, you should at least listen to the sound track. My cousin Wil and I listened to it nonstop this summer while driving through the Grand Tetons National Park. At Gay Days Anaheim, Wil and I wasted no time in posing for a photo with a Moana-impersonator and…

It’s fair to say that in Peter Pan, Captain Hook is a single man. However, let us pretend that after the end of the movie, Captain Hook marries Wendy, Tiger Lily, or maybe even Mr. Smee. If they later divorce, would Captain Hook get to keep his ship? In typical lawyer-speak, my answer is: it depends….

In early October, my law firm had the opportunity to be an Event Sponsor at the annual Disneyland event, “Gay Days Anaheim.” The days I spent at The Happiest Place on Earth was a beautiful culmination of several dreams realized.   First, I got to support the LGBTQ community in a way that rekindled the passion I…

This summer, multiple sources confirmed that Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are considering working with (or have already hired) a gestational carrier (surrogate) to carry their third child. In her reality television show, Kardashian West explained that carrying a pregnancy to term and delivering again would be too risky and that surrogacy feels like…

In July, Angelina Jolie opened up to Vanity Fair about her divorce from Brad Pitt. Jolie said, “It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air. [Her new home in Los Angeles] is a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal…

Michael Jackson is still popping up in the news. On July 20th, the current co-executors of his estate said to The Post, “The music of the greatest entertainer that ever lived, Michael Jackson, is in the hands of the number one publishing company in the world.” The executors were referring to a renewed deal between…

Most homeowners have heard of umbrella insurance. Sometimes it is offered as an add-on to an automobile insurance policy. But, how many individuals purchase umbrella insurance? Not enough. If one of my clients is involved in a fatal car accident where they survive but the other driver does not, umbrella insurance may come into play….

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