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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

Does Care More Care More?

By merv,

California pioneers industries and paves the way for modern marvels.  From biomedical research and drone design and manufacture here in San Diego, to the film industry from our neighbors to the north and computer and internet technology in Silicon Valley, this state creates products and business models that set an example for the rest of  … Read more


Who is Wearing the Pants?

By merv,

When it comes to household finances, many couples assign one spouse to take care of the money.  That person balances the checkbook, makes sure the bills are paid, and sets the budget.  It is part of the divide and conquer paradigm that makes households, and businesses for that matter, work efficiently.   In any couple, though,  … Read more


Won’t someone think of the children?!

By merv,

Estate planning does not only distribute property on death.  You may also determine who will raise, rear, and care for your minor children.  In many cases, married couples assume that their spouse will take responsibility for the children.  Married couples are also more likely to die together in a common accident than others.  For divorced  … Read more


Worth Nothing Dead and Less Alive?

By merv,

The world is changing so quickly around us that it can be difficult to understand or even take a guess at what the future holds.  One of the inherent difficulties in estate planning, of course, is that the law changes almost every year along with your personal financial and family situation.  The old adage that  … Read more


Are your benefits At Risk?

By merv,

As Congressional legislatures bully each other over proposed budgets, debt ceilings, and other financial priorities, the fate of many veterans hangs in the balance.  Indeed, the financial fate of over 5 million veterans is at risk.  The VA will run out of money by November 1st and will be unable to pay VA Aid &  … Read more


Not the Air Show!

By merv,

As a military town, San Diego is being hit particularly hard by the ongoing government shut down.  Veterans who have been awaiting disability benefits for months may now be forced to wait longer while no one works on approving their claims.  The VA has ceased mandatory overtime and, although it expects to continue issuing checks  … 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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