Online resource center to help you explore these key issues, and others, regarding your estate.

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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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Mr. Miller has many years of experience in designing and implementing a comprehensive variety of wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, using strategies appropriate to each situation — from the basic to the most complex.

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Mr. Miller has many years of experience in designing and implementing a comprehensive variety of wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, using strategies appropriate to each situation — from the basic to the most complex.

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The $150 Next Day Deed…

By merv,

Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival: I’m going to take a moment to pitch a great charitable event of which my wife and I are the co-chairs. The 16th annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival. Saturday, June 1. The wine is great (approx. 20 wineries, many from Napa Valley and surrounding wine producing areas,  … Read more


Where’s the Insurance Policies? What Insurance Policies!

By merv,

Dear Mr. Miller: I’m all alone now.  My husband of 39 years passed a few months ago.  Thank goodness for my kids who have been helping me through this very difficult time.  My husband handled all of the finances, investments, and insurance matters.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not stupid; actually I’m a college graduate.   … Read more


Did New Wife Pull a Fast One?

By merv,

Introduction Joint Tenancy Avoids Probate Need for an Attorney Whose Family Will Ultimately Get the House Debts Mortgage Liability Capital Gain Disadvantage Conclusion Dear Mr. Miller: Introduction:  My Dad has been living with a woman for a number of years.  He has owned his house long before he ever met her and that is where  … Read more


Loved One Died: What Experts Do I Need?

By merv,

Introduction Use the Proper Expert Experts You Will Need Selecting an Attorney Tax Advisor CPA Enrolled Agent Registered Tax Preparer Financial Advisor Trust Companies & Banks Certified Financial Planner Dear Mr. Miller:  Introduction My husband just passed and I am worried—really worried.  Do we have money?  Yes, I think so.  The problem is, I really  … Read more


SELLING A HOUSE OF A LONG AGO DECEDENT

By merv,

SELLING A HOUSE OF A LONG AGO DECEDENT –FINDING THE DEATH CERTIFICATE… Introduction Title Insurance Company Involvement Death Certificate from County Clerk Death Certificate–Check Your Files Death Certificate–Prior Sale Death Certificate–Prior Purchase Death Certificate–In Person and Online Dear Mr. Miller: Introduction: My grandmother passed several months ago. We are now ready to sell her house.  … Read more


When Hell Freezes Over I’ll Hire an Attorney

By merv,

Introduction Capital Gains and the QTip Election House Sold for Less Than Fair Market Value County Property Tax Increase and Non Pro Rata Distribution Distribution Disputes and Liability Conclusion Dear Mr. Miller: Introduction: Ok, my Dad just died. I’m in charge of taking care of everything and getting my brother and sister their shares, everyone  … 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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04-01-2019

The $150 Next Day Deed…

Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival: I’m going to take a moment to pitch a great charitable event of which my wife and I are the co-chairs. Th...

03-04-2019

Dealing With Water Claims Part 2

This is the second part of a two part article on dealing with Water Damage Claims. In Part 1 we discussed the “Players,” all the parties t...

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