Walzer Melcher: Best Family Law Firm in Los Angeles, CA

About Our Top Family Law Firm

Walzer Melcher: Best Family Law Firm in Los Angeles, CA

About Our Top Family Law firm

About Walzer Melcher

Ranked Band 1 Top Family Law Firm in California

Walzer Melcher LLP is one of the most respected top family law firms in California and always protects your best interest. We have a national reputation for providing the best and highest level of service to our clients. Family law experts Peter M. Walzer and Christopher C. Melcher have each served as Chair of The State Bar of California Family Law Section (FlexCom), which currently has over 3,800 members, making it the largest family law organization in California. Mr. Walzer and Mr. Melcher are also Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an organization of the top divorce attorneys in the country, and Peter served as the AAML President from 2018-2019. Mr. Walzer and Mr. Melcher have published over 100 articles and books, and have presented over 200 seminars to other family lawyers across the country, on California divorce law and premarital agreement practice. Walzer Melcher LLP was named Best Family Law Firm in 2019, 2020 and 2021 Band 1 in California by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Lawyers.

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High Net Worth Family Law Experience

Walzer Melcher LLP has handled some of the largest divorce cases and premarital agreements in California. We have represented extremely wealthy individuals, such as business owners, celebrities, and executives. Through years of experience handling these types of cases, we understand how to protect businesses and other property holdings in a divorce.

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We also have in-depth knowledge of tax laws relating to divorce. We are committed to resolving divorce cases by settlement. When that cannot be achieved, we provide strong and effective representation at trial. Our firm is a seven-lawyer team, all of whom are dedicated to the practice of California family law.  We bring in additional attorneys as independent contractors when needed for specialized knowledge in areas such as the division of retirement plans or industry-specific issues.

Our Los Angeles based top family law firm is located in Woodland Hills, California. We appear in Los Angeles Superior Court and Ventura Superior Court for litigated divorce cases at the trial court level. If your matter is pending in another California trial court, we will be happy to give you a referral to a local attorney. We handle family law appeals and writs in all of the Courts of Appeal in California. We prepare premarital agreements under California law for clients all over the world. For instance, we assist non-California residents prepare a premarital agreement if the parties plan to live in California during the marriage.

We use the best practices in the legal industry to handle your matter efficiently and maintain your confidential information. We have quietly represented high-profile clients and celebrities in divorce and premarital agreements in Los Angeles by using various techniques to avoid media attention.

Six Reasons to Call Walzer Melcher

Best Family Law Attorneys in California

1. Our Partners

Our top family law attorneys have experience in the family law courts, with mediators, and private judges in Los Angeles and in the State of California. Our partners are Certified Family Law Specialists.

2. Our Experience

Our founding partner has 38 years of experience in practicing family law in Los Angeles.

3. Our Hard Work

Our attorneys work hard to resolve your matter quickly and efficiently to handle your case cost-effectively.

4. Our Dedication

As dedicated family attorneys, we work hard to get you the outcome you want. We tailor our representation to your specific case.

5. Our passion

Our acclaimed attorneys enjoy practicing family law and care about our clients. This reflects in everything they do. In family law, having an attorney who cares enough to work hard and fight for you, makes all the difference.

6. Our Accessibility

We make ourselves accessible to our clients any time you need assistance. Our phones are answered by a live person from 8:00AM to 5:00PM PST, Monday through Friday.