Christopher C. Melcher


Christopher C. Melcher Celebrity Divorce Lawyer of Walzer Melcher LLP, which was ranked one of CA's Best Family Law Firms

Christopher C. Melcher

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Celebrity lawyer Christopher C. Melcher named Best Family Law Attorney by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth in 2022
Celebrity lawyer Christopher C. Melcher named Best Family Law Attorney by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth in 2022

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) 
  • Board of Directors, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Section of Family Law 
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Recent Court Cases

Anka and Yeager: Sanctions, Child Custody

Title:In re Marriage of Anka and Yeager (Sanctions; Child Custody Evaluation) Court:California Court of Appeal, 2nd District Citation:Published Opinion, (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 1115 File Date:Filed 2/4/19 Description:In the case In

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Walzer Melcher Partner

Christopher Melcher

Business owners, celebrities, and trust beneficiaries across California turn to me for assistance protecting their most valuable assets in high-stakes divorces. With deep experience in complex family law litigation and premarital agreements, I provide tactical representation in the most challenging family law disputes.


I understand the need to keep sensitive family matters private, having represented noteworthy clients in the largest divorce cases in California. My clients include A-list celebrities, executives, and tech company founders. Frequently, I am hired by other family lawyers as a consultant, expert, or co-counsel on significant divorce cases in California.

My passion is helping others and I love the law. My father was a trial lawyer and I learned not only how to be a lawyer from him, but what it means to be a lawyer. Before entering family law exclusively, I practiced criminal defense and civil personal injury litigation.

My Services

My highest expertise is in these areas of family law:

Interstate and international jurisdictional disputes Statewide trial                       advocacy.
Appeals of family law judgments and writ proceedings.
Negotiation and litigation of premarital agreements.
Characterization of separate and community property.
Tax consequences of property division and alimony
Corporate laws dealing with the division of a family business.


🏆 Named a Top 100 Lawyer by the Daily Journal for 2021 out of all                 California lawyers.
🏆 Ranked Tier 1 by Chambers & Partners for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth practice.
🏆 Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
🏆 Presented over 200 continuing legal education programs to other attorneys on complex family law issues.
🏆 Published author of family law treatises for practicing attorneys.

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