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 been active in the area of VA Pension and Medi-Cal for well over a decade. He uses various specialized types of Trusts as well as non-trust strategies to gain eligibility for his clients and save the family money.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Mr. Miller has been settling estates (both simple and complex) for well over 40 years. The starting point is always to create a strategy to settle the estate in the most efficient manner possible with a minimum of taxes. Often times the strategy created allows the family to bypass Probate Court proceedings.

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Elder Law Articles

Punishing the VA…

By merv,

The benefits available from the VA help many veterans through difficult periods of their life.  The benefits may help veterans obtain a college education, transition to the civilian workforce, compensate for a disabling injury, or pay for home care during old age.  However, the nature of most benefits is that they are time-sensitive; the veteran  … Read more


Can I Sell Mom’s House?

By merv,

This deceptively simple question is most often phrased as a sentence: “I am going to sell the house.”  Unfortunately, if the property does not belong to you, it is not enough to simply hire an agent and list the property, even when you have the authority to do so.  Furthermore, it may be a mistake!  … Read more


I Hate the Hospital!

By merv,

It seems that most people do not like going to the hospital.  It is even more difficult to force someone else to go to the hospital when they need it.  For one thing, going to the hospital frequently means that you are pretty ill or have suffered a pretty serious injury.  For another, it is  … Read more


Give Me All the Benefits!

By merv,

Planning for benefits eligibility in old age makes good financial sense.  Many people fear outliving their retirement accounts even without major expenses depleting their accounts.  Unforeseen health expenses can deplete an estate rapidly, particularly if you need help with basic, daily tasks through regular home care or skilled nursing.  When it comes to planning for  … 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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