If you have been following the news, it seems that every few months the fiscal cliff re-emerges at the forefront of the news cycle, promoting discussion of deep partisan divide, prognostications of doom for the general population, and the lobbing of insults among our political representatives. Unfortunately, the result of the bickering has, so far, … Read more
Elder Law Articles
Where you live seems like a simple question, and most often it is fairly simple. You may offer your home address and have done with it. However, for many retired individuals, the answer is not so simple. “Snow birds,” people with second homes, and those traveling in mobile trailers may all require some analysis as … Read more
Teaching your children about money, budgeting, and saving has always been important, but in these days of stubborn economic recession, it may be more important than ever. Being financially savvy does not come naturally to most people. Additionally, with rising prices for healthcare, college education, and housing, it is increasingly difficult to manage paying for … Read more
Another Valentine’s Day is upon us and, this year, it is coupled with a long weekend (pun intended). Countless numbers of people will be celebrating with their loved ones throughout the weekend, but with the extra days, there is more than enough time to spread the love around. In fact, it may even be beneficial … Read more
On those rare occasions when we are faced with the thought of our own mortality, the idea of dying slowly is uncomfortable. Often we see spry 90 year olds and hope to be them. We assume that when their time comes, it will be easily and in their sleep, just like we imagine it will … Read more
These days, more and more of everyone’s lives are online: paperless statements, Facebook accounts, Twitter, e-mail, and more. The online world is putting newspapers out of business, and driving Postal losses. Relics of your life are all over the web, and often remain after your death. In short, the internet is changing everything about our … Read more
Congress has been heating up over another hot button issue in recent days: immigration. Securing the border, the status of long-term illegal immigration, and the apparent inhumanity of many deportations has made immigration a top priority in Obama’s second term. In California, the issues of both legal and illegal immigration are particularly acute. Current estimates … Read more
You have all seen commercials for various resources promising to show you the connections to your family’s past and, as a result, its very broad present. Often the commercials feature people who have supposedly used the service to find that their great great uncle was Abraham Lincoln or that their 3rd cousin half a dozen … Read more
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Merwyn J. Miller, J.D.
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