Michael L. Warsh has been practicing family law and wills and estates law in Nanaimo since 1994.

 
Michael L Warsh is a highly experienced, highly educated family lawyer in Nanaimo, specializing in Family Law and Wills and Estates Law. This can range from wills, divorce, custody and access issues to inheritance and all other aspects of Estate Law.

Trish Goulet has recently joined the Warsh team and has experience in the area of Family Law dealing with custody and access, child and spousal support and property division. 

Family Law

At Warsh Law Corporation, we effectively and carefully handle cases involving matters of care and control of children, including spousal and child support, out of province and international issues, division of personal and corporate assets, representation of married, common law and same sex spouses, grandparents rights and all other matters related to the divorce process;  you can therfore focus your energy on your well-being and that of those around you.

Wills and Estate Law

The passing of a loved one can sometimes be more painful than it needs to be due to unresolved issues relating to Estates, Wills and other unresolved material issues. Warsh Law Corporation takes care of these issues including Springing Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney, which deal with property and financial issues, enhanced representation agreements which deal with end-of-life issues and the care of the elderly and ill, wills, probate and estate Issues, living wills, advance directives and other complex matters like the Wills Variation Act litigation which can drastically change the provisions of a will.

Availability:

Michael Warsh is available for weekend, after hour visits, home visits and hospital appointments.

He and an associate lawyer are located in an office located at 201 – 335 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R 2T5.
 
Contact us today for a consultation:
250-741-0003
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Did you know?
The Family Law Act limits actions for property division or allocation of debt to those commenced within two years of the date of divorce or a declaration of nullity for married spouses and within two years of the date of separation for unmarried spouses. However, this time limit is suspended while parties are engaged in family dispute resolution with a family dispute resolution professional.

WILLS AND ESTATES


A person who is dissatisfied with the provisions of his or her deceased spouses’ will, may apply to the court under the 
Wills Variation Act for an order changing the distribution of the estate, if he or she was the legal spouse of the testator (the person who made the will) at the time of the testator’s death – even if the parties are separated. 

FAMILY LAW


Although a Divorce is considered a triggering event under the Act, the divorce in and of itself does not vest a spouses interest in the family assets eliminating the limitation period contained in the definition of spouse – so the two year rule for applying for a division of assets still applies. 

WILLS AND ESTATES

Under the Wills Variation Act an action to change the distribution of the estate, must be commenced within 6 months of the date of issue of the grant of probate. The grant of probate is the procedure for determining the validity of a will and for the proper distribution of an estate. The probate court issues certificates of probate acknowledging that the will has been proved and registered. 

FAMILY LAW


That the same definition of spouse under the Act creates a one year time limit for a spousal support claim brought by a common law spouse. So a potential claim for spousal support is terminated, if not made within one year following separation. 

WILLS AND ESTATES


That unless a contrary intention is stated in a will, in most cases the will is automatically cancelled by the testator’s subsequent remarriage. 

WILLS AND ESTATES


Where a divorce order has been made after making a will, any gift, or appointment to a former spouse contained in the will is revoked, unless a contrary intention is stated in the will. Moreover, the will takes effect as if the former spouse predeceased the spouse.