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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VA Pension/Aid & Attendance/Medi-Cal

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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Probate & Estate Administration

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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Elder Law Articles

Need Assisted Living? Finding the Best Community and Affording It!

By merv,

An important question I get asked all the time is how do I find the best Assisted Living Facility (ALF)? That question is often followed by something like this, “I know my dad  needs assisted living and I want to get him the best option possible, but I’m not sure we can pay for it.”  … Read more


Fraud On Veterans….Will it Ever Stop?

By merv,

I know a thing or two about the VA aid & attendance improved pension benefit. After all, I’ve counseled over 450 veterans families and brought in millions of dollars in benefits to them.  The problem is that whenever there are government benefits and entitlements, there are scams and dishonest people trying to rip the claimants  … Read more


Medicare: Make Sure You Don’t Miss a Part!

By merv,

Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those who have disabilities, permanent kidney failure or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The program helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical  … Read more


Do I Need Life Insurance?

By merv,

Life insurance has long been a part of estate planning in the United States. Although life insurance does not need to be a part of every person’s estate plan, it can be incredibly useful, particularly for parents of young children and those who support a spouse or a disabled adult or child. If you have  … Read more


When is Someone No Longer Competent to Sign Estate Planning Documents?

By merv,

When Is Someone No Longer Competent to Sign Estate Planning Documents? Introduction What physicians do and don’t do Importance of Attorney Doing Investigation Presumption of Capacity Wills Test Power of Attorney Test Living Trust Test Summary Introduction: My mom’s physician has declared my mom mentally incompetent. I guess she can’t sign documents any more. That’s  … 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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