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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Service Area

Our Service Area
Merwyn J. Miller is licensed to practice law in the State of California. As a San Diego estate planning attorney, he maintains an active law office in Encinitas, San Diego County, California.

EncinitasEncinitas is located in the north coastal area of San Diego County, half way between Del Mar and Oceanside. It is adjacent to the following communities:

  • Cardiff
  • Carlsbad
  • Del Mar
  • La Costa
  • Leucadia
  • Oceanside
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • Solana Beach, and
  • Vista

Follow this link for a discussion of attorney service areas: Does It Matter If the Attorney Has His Main Office In Another City?

Mr. Miller was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1974 and has been certified by that organization’s Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. His professional practice has emphasized estate planning for almost 20 years and he has long considered the appropriately selected Revocable Living Trust as the cornerstone of a well thought out estate plan.

Mr. Miller earned his law degree at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, and holds a Masters degree in Financial Planning with an emphasis in Estate Planning. He has taught law courses at both public and private colleges and is a member of the adjunct faculty of the College for Financial Planning. Mr. Miller co-authored a legal text book and wrote legal columns for many local papers (including the largest regional newspaper in San Diego County) and professional journals for 15 years.

Mr. Miller has appeared on the “Wealth Management” television series and has been listed in “Who’s Who in American Law.” He is a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics and is well known to a host of insurance and investment firms.

Disclaimer: Merwyn J. Miller is licensed to practice in the State of California only. Mr. Miller does not seek to represent you based upon your visit or review of this Web page set. You should not make legal hiring decisions based upon brochures, advertising or other promotional materials.

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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