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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Elder Law Articles

Will Medicare cover my treatment?

By merv,

The answer, as always, is it depends.  But, before you think this will be an article about eligibility requirements rest assured it is not.  First, think about what ails you and how you would most like it to be treated.  Do you want to be in a hospital or skilled nursing facility?  Do you want  … Read more


How your online life affects your offline estate administration…

By merv,

Many of my younger readers are familiar with Facebook and other social networking sites. (Here’s our Facebook page.  It can keep you abreast of the headlines for our blogs.)  They are frequently warned about how their online presence could negatively impact their real life job prospects and relationships.  As a result, many users try to  … Read more


When I drop the reins, who will drive the horse?

By merv,

Choosing the people who will handle your affairs while you are seriously ill or when you are deceased is a deeply personal decision.  You need to decide whom you trust to honor your wishes, determine what medical treatments you will or will not have, take care of your money and, possibly, your children.  And you  … Read more


Medi-Cal Funds Safe – For Now…

By merv,

In the ongoing effort to balance the state’s budget amid the economic downturn, the State of California decided late last year to cut Medi-Cal reimbursement rates by 10%.  In the ongoing effort to preserve their fees, various professional organizations including the California Hospital Association sued. Last week U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder gave a  … Read more


Remarried? Does Your Living Trust Mention Your New Spouse….

By merv,

Nearly 49% of all marriages in the United States contained a remarried spouse and for the state of California it is believed to be even higher. It’s important that estate planning documents are updated and beneficiary designations on accounts such as annuities, life insurance policies and retirement plans are changed accordingly. If a person creates  … Read more


Extra! Extra! Extra cash, that is…

By merv,

Beginning last month veterans who qualified for V.A. Aid and Attendance Non Service Connected Pension finally saw an increase in their checks.  Although most people feel the cost of living has certainly been rising since 2009, V.A. Aid and Attendance benefits were stagnant.  Well, no more!  The Congressional Budget Office recommended standard of living increases,  … Read more


Do I Need an Attorney to Apply for Medi-Cal

By merv,

Do I Need an Attorney to Apply for Medi-Cal? Introduction Qualify the Easy Way Recovery The Problem Transmutation Agreement What Lawyers Accomplish Introduction: Those who wish to qualify for Medi-Cal (Medicaid outside of California) need to meet certain net worth requirements. California’s version allows the disabled spouse to have no more than $2000 while 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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