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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VA Pension/Aid & Attendance/Medi-Cal in San Diego, California

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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Elder Law Articles

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


Dealing With Water Claims Part 2

By merv,

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 that are involved in a claim of this type. You can read Part 1 here. Endorsing the Checks The environmental testing companies Take Photos Keep Track of Payments Supplemental  … Read more


Dealing With a Water Damage Claim….

By merv,

Dear Mr. Miller: I read your article about claiming reimbursement from your insurance company for your Wife’s and your medical emergency in Argentina.  Do you know anything about water damage in a house and dealing with the insurance claim?  Any tips on that? Flooded Out Water Damage The insurance company The water remediation company The  … Read more


Step Up In Basis With A-B Trusts

By merv,

Step Up In Basis With A-B Trusts            Introduction Step Up In Basis Rule Decedent’s Trust Step Up Death Tax Focus Changing the Focus to an Income Tax One Getting Help Dear Mr. Miller: My Dad passed a few months ago. My Mom preceded him back in 2000. They had one of those A-B Trusts. You  … Read more


VA Aid & Attendance Rules Changes: Solutions…

By merv,

Dear Mr. Miller: I think I waited too long.  My husband and I have been residing at an assisted living facility for a few years.  We’ve been able to handle the costs up until about 6 months ago.  That’s when he started needing more help–much more help.  He can’t walk anymore, can’t take a shower  … Read more


Getting Dad to the Lawyer; What Not to Do…

By merv,

Dear Mr. Miller: My Dad is getting on in years and does not have a Will or a Trust.  And he’s not exactly penniless, either.  He’s worth about $1.5 million with his house, bank account, and stocks and bonds.  If the fear of needing a Probate when he dies weren’t enough complication, he wants to  … 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


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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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