Online resource center to help you explore these key issues, and others, regarding your estate.

Practice Areas

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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VA Pension/Aid & Attendance/Medi-Cal

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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Probate & Estate Administration

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


Elder Law, VA Benefits and Medi-Cal/Medicaid

Mr. Miller has many years of experience in the Veterans Aid & Attendance/Pension and Medi-Cal fields.  He has counseled and assisted 100’s of families on how to securely become eligible for this benefit as well as Medi-Cal. Further, he has filed many, many VA applications and has handled a significant number of appeals.

There are three major categories that make up elder law:

  • Estate planning and administration, including tax questions;
  • Medi-Cal (see Medi-Cal basics), referred to as Medicaid outside of California, veterans benefits (see VA Aid & Attendance benefit), disability and other long-term care issues; and
  • Guardianship, conservatorship and commitment matters,
    including fiduciary administration.

Services May Include:
» 
Health and Personal Care Planning (including advance medical directives
and living wills);
» Benefits Planning, which may involve wills and trusts as well as asset repositioning to maximize benefits form Medi-Cal or the VA;
»  Fiduciary Representation (including guardianship, trustees
and personal representatives);
»  Legal Capacity Counseling (advising how capacity is determined and the level of capacity required for various legal activities);
»  Individual Representation (of those who care or who may be the
subject of guardianship or conservatorship procedures);
»  Housing Counseling (reviewing options and financing of options
such as mortgage alternatives, life care contracts and home equity conversion);
»  Income, Estate and Gift Tax Advice;

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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