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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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Privacy in Estate Planning…

By merv,

In the era of digital assets, digital record keeping, and, apparently, rampant NSA surveillance, many clients are understandably concerned about privacy when executing their estate plans.  Depending on the plan itself, more or less information may be publicly available.  If your family’s privacy is a concern for you, proper estate planning can achieve that end.  … Read more


When the Estate Runs Out of Money…

By merv,

Deciding how to dole out property after your death is neither an easy nor particularly fun task.  As a result, many estate planners create their initial documents and then leave them alone, unchanged, for their remaining lives.  However, all the documents in your estate plan should be reviewed regularly in order to avoid unfavorable consequences  … Read more


The Small State to Fix Medicaid! Dela-where?

By merv,

Budget hawks have been harping on Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California).  For the purpose of this article, I will distinguish the federal issues from the state issues by using Medicaid and Medi-Cal respectively) and Medicare spending over the past few years.  Many political debates have focused on who is cutting what from which program, making it  … Read more


Saving for a Rainy Day…

By merv,

Although the economy is finally beginning to rebound as home prices increase and more jobs are added, the last six years have been tough on families in the area.  Pinching pennies took on new meaning as it became a necessary habit just to pay bills, but if you have some surplus in your monthly budget,  … Read more


Litigating for a Legacy…

By merv,

Most estate planning is centered around a few important goals: preserving as much of your estate for your heirs as possible, easing the transition of your assets, and preserving positive memories of your life.  In most cases, a properly drafted trust can accomplish most of these goals.  For example, by paying attention to the need  … Read more


DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT–Part 2

By merv,

Don’t Leave Home Without It—-Travel Insurance–Part 2 Introduction Non-Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance How To Purchase Geographic Coverage of Medical Expense Policies How Much To Purchase Where To Purchase This is a continuing series of articles with a number of “parts.”  Search for “Don’t Leave Home Without Them” and “Don’t Leave Home Without It”  They are  … 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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