Can a Remarried Spouse Claim a Veterans Benefit (Part 1)? Divorced Spouse of a Veteran Who Marries a Non-Veteran Prior to Veteran’s Death and after Marriage to Veteran Terminates Spouse of Deceased Veteran Who Remarries Another After Veterans Death Can an individual who was previously married to a Veteran and has remarried claim the VA … Read more
Elder Law Articles
REMARRIED SPOUSE NEEDS VA BENEFITS Introduction Basic Rule Remarriage has Ended Spouse at Least 57 and Remarriage after Certain Date Spouse at Least 57 and Claim Filed in 2004 Remarriage Annulment Divorce Vacation Conclusion Dear Mr. Miller: Introduction: My Mom is now in an assisted living facility and the cost is going to send her … Read more
Irrevocable Trust: Can It Be Amended? Introduction Assumptions Revocable Trusts Irrevocable Trusts Grantor Trusts Clauses that Allow Changes Powers of Appointment Conclusion Dear Mr. Miller: Introduction: I signed an Irrevocable Trust 10 years ago. I had been worried about Medi-Cal and the cost of long term care. I put my house in Riverside ($300,000) and … 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
For over 3 decades Mr. Miller has helped me with both my business and personal legal affairs. I also am friends with many veterans who praise his work in the field of Veterans Affairs. I would describe him as knowledgeable, experienced, and very trustworthy.
Mr. Miller & Kristen were instrumental in helping me obtain the Veterans Pension Benefit, which has truly been “life-changing” for me! Their involvement was crucial to my qualifying and the successful submission of an application that was approved the first time through. There is no way I would have ever navigated this complex process without their expertise and guidance. It was a pleasure to interact with the staff. All of them were very professional and exhibited a caring/helpful attitude. I am so appreciative of their services. I hope every veteran is able to avail themselves of this wonderful program.
Grateful WWII Naval Veteran
Mr. Miller and his staff expertly handled the complex, intricate filing for a Veterans’ Aid and Attendance pension benefit for my elderly father. This benefit – though it took a seemingly very long time to be approved – turned out to be the sole way our family could possibly afford proper care for a brave vet who had entered the murky waters of dementia. Miller and his staff kept me briefed throughout the process and were instrumental in coaching me what to expect and when. And they were right!