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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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Think You’re Covered? Think Again. What Medicare doesn’t pay for…

By merv,

Many people believe that Medicare covers nursing home stays. In fact Medicare’s coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. Medicare covers up to 100 days of “skilled nursing care” per illness.  But there are a number of requirements that must be met before the nursing home stay will be covered.  If you can’t afford the  … Read more


Aid & Attendance Benefit–Vets & Spouses Receive $23,396/Year!

By merv,

Boomer Children Discover How They and Their 65+ Parents Can Afford Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Home Care…. Do your parents qualify?  In this webinar, VA Accredited Attorney Merwyn J. Miller will explain how your parents can receive this government benefit to help pay for assisted living, skilled nursing, or in home care.  He will also  … Read more


New Thoughts on Aging – Do It Yourself Senior Living

By merv,

The graying of America is definitely upon us.  With more and more seniors needing assistance, some are finding new ways to live out their golden years.  In this week’s New York Times blog “The New Old Age,” writer Emily Liedel examines some alternatives to the nursing homes and assisted living centers of the past. For instance, in Emily’s  … Read more


Is an Annuity the Answer?

By merv,

A client called me the other day asking what I know about annuities.  She was invited by a friend to attend a free seminar with a free lunch by a “Trust Advisor.”  Her friend, recently widowed, didn’t have a trust and didn’t know how best to invest her nest egg left by her late husband.   … Read more


The True Cost of Caring for Aging Parents – Part Two

By merv,

Americans who take time off work to care for their aging parents are losing an estimated $3 trillion dollars in wages, pension and Social Security benefits, according to a new MetLife study. If you’re like most, you don’t have time to read and analyze their 26-page report, so MetLife gives a top ten list of  … Read more


New Study Cautions Adult Children Caregivers on True Cost of Caring for Aging Parents – Part One

By merv,

Americans who take time off work to care for their aging parents are losing an estimated $3 trillion dollars in wages, pension and Social Security benefits, according to a new MetLife study. Meanwhile, the percentage of adult children providing basic care for their parents has skyrocketed in recent years. If you’re like most, you don’t  … Read more

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Long Term Care Planning, Do You Need It?

By merv,

The short answer is yes, everyone needs to think about long-term care planning. The more complicated answer is: What type of care will you need? What will it cost? How will you pay for it? No one can say for sure that you will end up in a nursing home, but statistics show that for  … Read more


Think Your Estate Planning is Done? The Pitfalls of Keeping Your Estate Plan up to Date.

By merv,

Think your estate planning is done once you’ve gone to the trouble of making a will? Think again. All your hard work can be undone with the stroke of a pen when you open a bank, brokerage, or retirement account. Investors have the option of naming beneficiaries directly on a wide range of financial products. The  … 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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