One thing I’ve noticed over the years of practice is that most people for whom a living trust is appropriate know they probably need a living trust. They don’t always know why or what the purpose of the living trust is, but the word is out there enough that people have a pretty good idea … Read more
Elder Law Articles
I wrote several weeks ago about the loss of my mother-in-law. Subsequently, we held the funeral. When I rose to speak, the wave of emotion that swept over me was so powerful that I had trouble getting a comprehensible string of words out. I expected that. But I didn’t expect the succeeding waves of emotion … Read more
Choosing the right hospital is an important decision for all families . Since funds are tight most everywhere these days, Medicare is evaluating the quality of hospitals across the country. The evaluations are part of Medicare’s broad move from paying hospitals a set amount for each procedure. That change was directed by last year’s health … Read more
Introduction Who is a licensed health professional in California? Department of Consumer Affairs Definition Wikipedia Statutes California Community Colleges Recommendation Introduction: In many cases the cost of in-home care can be deducted from income in order to qualify for the Veterans Aid & Attendance Non Service Connected Pension. There is a special rule, however, for … 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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