Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What areas of Family Law does Walzer Melcher specialize in?MichaelWalzer Melcher is a top family law firm that handles divorce cases involving parties who are going through a high-net worth divorce. Walzer Melcher has celebrity divorce lawyers for people in the entertainment industry. Walzer Melcher also represents professional atheletes in their family law matters, as well as interstate and international divorce and custody matters.
What is the significance of receiving awards and recognition such as Top family law attorney and Best Family Law Firm in Family Law? Do I need an attorney with awards to handle my case?MichaelThe most important recognition in family law is the California Certified Family Law Specialist Designation. An important fact is that Walzer Melcher has two partners who are fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. These are important credentials, as well as a band one ranking from Chambers and Partners, an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers. Walzer Melcher has earned a band one ranking as a best family law firm for many years.
What do I need to know about a family law firm before I discuss my case?MichaelMake sure the family law firm has professionals that are knowledgeable in the specific area you are calling about, has the time to take on your matter, and is passionate about achieving your objectives. Note that a band one rating is the best rating for a family law firm. Walzer Melcher was ranked a band one best family law firm in California by Chambers and Partners.
What do I need to gather before I discuss things with a family law attorney?MichaelBe prepared to share any pending deadlines or upcoming hearing dates.
How do I know what type of family lawyer I need? How do I find them?MichaelIf you have a high net worth, Walzer Melcher is a top family law firm that handles divorces for business owners, celebrities, trust beneficiaries and more across California.
My divorce didn’t go well, who do I talk to about filing an appeal?MichaelIf you are considering filing an appeal, find a divorce lawyer with appellate experience, and a record of case that he or she has appealed.Walzer Melcher family law experts handle appeals relating to complex Family Law issues involving spousal support, child support, child custody, child visitation, community property, separate property, premarital agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, and more. We are one of the few family law firms in California that has the statewide reputation and breadth of knowledge to handle these types of complex issues. Top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher is the lead appellate attorney for the firm, who has substantial experience in handling appeals and writs.
I was married in Los Angeles and we moved to another state, my attorney wants to work with someone local for the divorce, how does this work?MichaelWalzer Melcher works with divorce and custody lawyers all over the world in a colloborative way to achieve top results for their clients.
How do I find a top family law attorney in California?MichaelYou can find a top family law attorney on American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers or Chambers and Partners, an independent research company. Walzer Melcher was named best family law firm by Chambers and Partners, and has two partners who are fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. These are amongst the highest rankings for a family law attorney.
Who are the best celebrity divorce lawyers in California?MichaelWalzer Melcher has celebrity divorce lawyers who handle multiple celebrity divorce and high net worth family law cases for over 38 years.
How do I find a good international family law attorney?MichaelResearch a family law attorney who writes and speaks on family law issues relating to international divorce and custody law. They should be fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Peter M. Walzer and Christopher C. Melcher are top family law attorneys who regularly speak on international divorce and custody law, in addition to being long time fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
How closely does Walzer Melcher work with other law firms?MichaelWalzer Melcher LLP is a top family law firm who has relationships with lawyers in every state and many countries in the world because of their involvement in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Are there family law attorneys who work internationally?MichaelYes, the best place to start is the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Two of the partners of top family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP are fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Which family law firms specialize in property division for business owners?MichaelWalzer Melcher LLP is your "go to" family law firm that specializes in handling complex cases involving the valuation and division of business in a divorce.
What family law attorneys handle appeals?MichaelWalzer Melcher has had cases before the appellate and supreme courts of California. This top family law firm has appeared in several Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court cases involving cutting-edge family law matters.
Should I be concerned if my attorney is friendly with my spouse’s attorney?MichaelWalzer Melcher tries to maintain a cordial relationship with opposing counsel. It often lead to settlements when the attorneys can communicate with each on a civil basis.
Which family law firm handles family law appeals and writs in all of the Courts of Appeal in California?MichaelWalzer Melcher handles cases before the Court of Appeal in California.
How can I find a referral to an attorney in my state? MichaelWalzer Melcher has relationships with all of the top family law attorneys in every state and internationally as well.
Which family law firm specializes in appeals? MichaelWalzer Melcher handles cases before the Court of Appeal in California.