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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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Have Yourself a Merry Little Cliff-mas II…

By merv,

With the fiscal cliff finally upon us, it is time to review and renew your estate plan.  For the last decade, estate taxes have been a limited factor in estate plans for the vast majority of families.  With applicable exclusion amounts increasing steadily, fewer and fewer families were likely to be faced with the possibility  … Read more


Have Yourself a Merry Little Cliff-mas…

By merv,

It has finally happened.  I hope everyone had a joyous holiday season with their families.  Now that the holidays are nearly over and done with, Congress has one more gift in mind.  However, it is not a surprise.  In just a few days, while we are celebrating the New Year, Congress will very likely be  … Read more


Trustee for Whom?

By merv,

When you create a revocable living trust, you designate trustees to handle the assets contained within the trust.  In the majority of cases, you will name yourself (or yourself and your spouse) as the initial trustee.  When doing so, your financial affairs suffer minimal obstruction since you will be the settlor, beneficiary, and trustee with  … Read more


Mental Health and Medi-Cal…

By merv,

Last week a tragedy in sleepy Newtown, CT rocked the nation as a killer claimed the lives of 26 people in an elementary school, his mother, and himself.  The sheer atrocity of the act has brought gun control and mental health to the forefront of political debate.  It should be noted that the shooter has  … Read more


How to Balance a Checkbook…

By merv,

I once heard a joke that went, “The last check you ever write should be to the undertaker and it should balance.”  Of course, the joke is funny because doing so would be nearly impossible, if not irresponsible.  Since it is impossible to know when you will die, it is impossible to know exactly how  … Read more


The Hidden Costs of Good Health…

By merv,

During the recently concluded presidential election, we were consistently reminded of how dysfunctional the relationship between Democrats and Republicans had become.  With the threat of the fiscal cliff looming, it seemed especially important that we, as voters, make the right choices in the election.  At stake were the estate tax, the Bush era income tax  … Read more


For the People Who Save Everything!

By merv,

Hoarding has become a hot topic recently thanks in part to the TLC show, Hoarders: Buried Alive and the A&E Show, Hoarders.  Although many people watch these shows for entertainment, the reality of this disease is not entertaining at all.  People who compulsively collect things often create virtual tunnels through their living space, which is  … Read more


All I Want for Christmas is My Benefits Check!

By merv,

As the year quickly approaches an end and the holiday season is upon us, many veterans of all stripes are eagerly awaiting their VA benefits.  For veterans caught in the VA’s bureaucracy and ever-growing backlog, it can be incredibly frustrating to wait months for the benefits due to you.  However, there are many more veterans  … 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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