Online resource center to help you explore these key issues, and others, regarding your estate.

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Mr. Miller has many years of experience in designing and implementing a comprehensive variety of Trusts, Wills, and other estate planning documents, as well as settling estates in the most expedient and appropriate method. Further, he counsels and assists clients on becoming eligible for VA benefits and Medi-Cal.

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Mr. Miller has many years of experience in designing and implementing a comprehensive variety of wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, using strategies appropriate to each situation — from the basic to the most complex.

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Mr. Miller has many years of experience in designing and implementing a comprehensive variety of wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, using strategies appropriate to each situation — from the basic to the most complex.

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How Do You Choose a Nursing Home?

By merv,

According to Medicare.gov, there are 86 nursing homes to choose from in San Diego County.  There may be more that are not included in this number.  This is because they are not “Medicare certified.” If a nursing home is not “Medicare certified,” they may not participate in Medicare or Medicaid. But they can be licensed by  … Read more


Protecting Mom from Herself – California Strengthens Elder Abuse Laws

By merv,

A client’s son called the other day to share his mother’s situation.  His sister began noticing some problems with mom’s checking account.  My client had recently begun writing quite a few checks to charities and did not remember.  In one instance, she said someone came to the door and solicited a donation.  The final straw  … Read more


Solution to the Driving Problem?

By merv,

As I write this post, I am reminded of  that ABC show “What would You Do?” Last week, ABC re-aired John Quiniones’ broadcast about a disoriented elderly driver. A 92 year old actor posed as an elderly man who seemed confused and disoriented as he wandered around asking passersby, “Excuse me, can you help me find my car?” Irene  … Read more


Remembering Dad

By merv,

As Father’s Day approaches I remember my dad, Dr. David Miller.  Besides being a great dad, he was a physician in the Los Angeles area for many years.  Dad served in the military during WWII.  Like most veterans of the era, he didn’t talk much about his experience there. With a little digging I found  … Read more


How Are You Balancing Long-Term Care Planning with All Your Other Financial Priorities?

By merv,

Not many folks understand the Healthcare Reform Act.  Fewer still know that it has a long term care (LTC) provision called the CLASS Act. CLASS stands for “Community Living Assistance Services and Supports.  The law specifies that it is “a national voluntary insurance program”.  The key word in the law is that it is “voluntary”.   … Read more


About Living Trusts

About Living Trusts is hosted by the Law Offices of Merwyn J. Miller, as your online resource center to help you explore these key issues, and others, regarding your estate.

Merwyn J. Miller, J.D.


  • Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
  • Co-Author of legal text book and of “Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home
  • Teacher of law courses at public and private colleges
  • Continuing Education Instructor for attorneys
  • Columnist for largest regional newspaper in San Diego County and professional journals for 15 years, Contributing author to the book “In Your Service: The Veteran’s Friend”
  • Masters Degree in Financial Services - Estate Planning
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