“Ultimately, as generations progress, people won’t need us to help them learn how to do things. “Everyone will already be technologically savvy.” These are some of the thoughts behind the new tech savvy world by which we are surrounded. The option at this point has become embrace the technology or get left behind in the … Read more
Elder Law Articles
Making excuses to delay estate planning is easy. In fact, in my practice it’s a way of life for some people. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say: “I’ll worry about it later when things settle down more.” Or “I don’t have an estate, it’s too small to be affected.” Or … Read more
One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is the passing away of a loved one. The emotions are powerful. I know, because I just lost my mother-in-law. Make all the jokes you want about the mother-in-law, but it doesn’t apply here. We had a great relationship and I consider it to … Read more
Veterans Day holds a special place in my family and in my practice. As I discussed in our previous entry remembering our WWII Veterans, the men and women who serve in our armed services mean a great deal to me and my family. In my practice, I get the opportunity to meet and work with … Read more
As we discussed last month, if you’re procrastinating on updating your Medicare choices because you’re unsure about the details, you’re not alone…just don’t wait too long. If choosing or making changes to your Medicare plan is on your “to do” list, move it up to the top. The open enrollment period began earlier this year … Read more
As the costs of healthcare increase and our state continues to face a budget crisis we knew at some point certain types of cuts were going to come. Now we have more of the details. As reported by the LA Times, California plans to reduce rates by 10% to many providers, including physicians, dentists, clinics, … Read more
I have great respect and admiration for our nation’s veterans. As I learn more about my father’s contribution to the WW II effort (he was a physician/surgeon and a major in the Army stationed in the Pacific theatre and post war Japan) and my son’s (a captain in the Army and just returned from Afghanastan) … 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!