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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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Back to Reality (and Work!)

By merv,

Now that Election Day is behind us, it is time to get back to the working toward resolving the real issues of our times.  All of the incumbents, whether re-elected or not, have a major task facing them before they end their terms in January: avoiding sequestration and the fiscal cliff.  Additionally, as California’s ballot  … Read more


Quantity vs. Quality in Your Health…

By merv,

When you create an Advance Healthcare Directive (AHCD) as part of your complete estate plan, you are often asked to imagine the unimaginable.  Some attorneys will give you several options for end of life decisions, such as preserving your life as long as possible at one end of the spectrum and denying all attempts to  … Read more


Feeling Sick? There’s an App for That!

By merv,

As the Medicare and Medicaid debate continues to unfold, everyone seems to agree that, for people who need the government healthcare programs, the programs are literally vital and no one wants to turn their backs on recipients.  However, everyone also agrees that the programs, and healthcare in general, are getting too expensive.  As a result,  … Read more


A Way to Get Started…

By merv,

The Opening Ceremony for the Olympics was a testament to British culture, documenting its triumphs and failures.  In an unorthodox move, Danny Boyle, the director of Slumdog Millionaire and the Opening Ceremony, chose to spend a significant amount of time highlighting the two crowning achievements of the United Kingdom as he sees them: children’s literature  … Read more


Inheritance Lawsuits: Avoid Them at All Costs!

By merv,

Justice can be an expensive thing. It is the process of presenting evidence in Court and having the court decide in your favor, i.e. receiving a court judgment.  A court judgment is a public acknowledgment that you are right and the other side is wrong.  This then usually results in your receiving a just reward  … Read more


Why Is Transferring Your House Into Trust SO Important?

By merv,

Just recently we discussed what it means to fund a living trust. It involves transferring the title of your assets from your name to the name of your living trust. For example, a married couple’s bank account might say John & Jane Smith, joint account holders. To transfer it to a living trust John &  … 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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