Dear Mr. Miller: I have a Living Trust. Ok, so that makes me about like everyone else. But I am bothered as to what I have in the document. I have three kids, 9 grandkids, and 7 great grandkids; and there could be more eventually. The kids get the lion’s share, but we have the … Read more
Dear Mr. Miller: My Dad was in an accident several months ago. He and my brother had had an argument over the fact that my brother had stolen $150,000 from the family business. My Dad left the house to drive anywhere to get away from my brother. He ended up wrapping the car around a … Read more
Dear Mr. Miller: This Covid-19 situation has me really worried. What if my Husband or I are stricken with it and need an ambulance to get to the hospital? What about our Health Care Directives? The paramedics may need them when they arrive and the hospital will certainly need them in order to treat us. … Read more
What to Bring to The Hospital: Many of our clients and friends of the firm ask us how they can update their Wills and Trusts during these trying times. We continue to work with and advise clients remotely and can do so with you. Call us at 760-436-8832 with any questions. One question we continue … Read more
What to Bring to The Hospital: Many of our clients and friends of the firm ask us how they can update their Wills and Trusts during these trying times. We continue to work with and advise clients remotely and can do so with you. Call us at 760-436-8832 with any questions. One question we get … Read more
To our clients, colleagues, and friends: We are still open for business–virtually! We’re all concerned about the Coronavirus and how it will affect us, our family, community, nation, and world. Our highest priority is the health of our employees and our clients. We are still available despite the fact that our office is physically closed. … Read more
Dear Mr. Miller: A number of years ago my Dad bought a Living Trust bundle from one of the online companies. It included a Living Trust, Pour Over Will, and a Power of Attorney for financial matters. Last year he slipped out of reality. He talks, but it has nothing to do with any subject … Read more
Dear Mr. Miller: Your article on dealing with a water damage claim was excellent. I hear so much about identity theft, do you have any tips on that? (READ: Dealing with a Water Damage Claim Part 1, Part 2) Worried Consumer The Theft Alert After the Fact Remediation Prevention Bank Account Numbers Dear Worried: … Read more
Dear Mr. Miller: I have seen a lot of articles about Trusts that didn’t work. I only have a house, and IRA of $750,000, and securities of $250,000. I’m 45 years old, married with two teenage daughters. How do I know if mine will work and what happens if it doesn’t? Worried Trust Owner Qualified … Read more
Dear Mr. Miller: I want to leave a gift in my trust to my alma mater. And gifts to 10 other institutions. Between $20,000 and $50,000. As to my alma mater, I would like it to be used for a scholarship for undergraduate history students who have a grade point average of between 2.25 … Read more
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