Referrals & Links

Walzer Melcher’s Resources

Our Family Law Guide for clients & Counsellors

Walzer Welcher LLP provides expert family law services in a very complicated specialty for people of high net worth or high profile.  Even people in these complex situations use the internet to find answers to their own questions sometimes.  This referrals and links page will offer anyone facing a family law matter with useful resources at their fingertips.  Our attorneys are familiar with most of the publicly available family law resources for such things links to the courts and the legislature, adoption, child support, domestic abuse, legal research, asset valuation and much more.  If you don’t find the information you need, please call for assistance.

Public Resource Links for our Clients

Referrals & Links to Family Law Resources

Child Welfare League of America – Excellent resource on child welfare programs, research, data, publications, events, consultations, and trainings
National Council for Adoption – Adoption resources, facts, and statistic.

American Arbitration Association – Resources for dispute resolution services worldwide, including sections on filing a case, rules/procedures, and forms 
JAMS – JAMS’ mediators, arbitrators, and neutrals are Resolution Experts trained in the alternative dispute resolution process
A comprehensive resource for the interpretation and application of child support guidelines in the United States.
Child Support Calculator
The California Guideline Child Support Calculator is based on California Child Support Guidelines and can be used to estimate the amount of child support that may be ordered in your case.

California Legislation
California Courts (Judicial Council — Court Forms, Court Opinions and Court Rules) Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Department Rules and Family Law Overview
National Center for State Courts This site provides links to judicial branches of each state
Federal and Tribal Court Related Websites

Report from the Attorney General’s Task Force on Local Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence released July 2005

The Center for Family Violence and the Courts
Site provides links to events, newsletters, resources, education, and research all pertaining to family violence and the courts

American Bar Association Family Law Section
Site includes general public resources, reports, recommendations, and standards of practice 
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers International resource for practicing matrimonial lawyers

IRS Information for Divorced or Separated Individuals
IRS Information on Filing Innocent Spouse Claims — Tax Fraud of Husband or Wife
Filing Status, Dependency Exemptions, and Credits
US Government Retirement & Insurance Publications Federal resources specifically related to retirement and insurance facts, with a database searchable by publication number, title and date
IRS — Divorced or Separated Individuals — Publication 504 Facts and tips for preparing 2005 tax returns of divorced and/or separated individuals
IRS — Innocent Spouse Relief — Publication 971 Document pertaining to innocent spouse relief, and separation of liability and equitable relief
IRS — Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information– Publication 501

Links coming soon

IP Locator Assist in locating the geographical location of an IP Address
Hoover’s Multiple industry databases searchable by name, industry keyword, news/press releases, and reports
Dow Jones Resource for business and financial news and information
Dun & Bradstreet Searchable international company database
Company Link Provides access to industry-specific searchable directories
Better Business Bureau
California Codes California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas US Supreme Court Comprehensive directory of US Supreme Court cases
US Supreme Court Decisions Database of US Supreme Court decisions searchable by year, citation, party name, and/or full- text
Federal Courts Finder Clickable map and list of specialized federal courts, circuit courts of appeal, and state courts, hosted by the Macmillan Law Library
US Court of Appeals Opinions Database of US court of appeals containing published and unpublished opinions, and published orders, updated daily
Library of Congress In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress
Legal Dictionary
US Army Legal Services  A resource designed to educate and inform military members on their personal legal affairs
US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp US Army Casework Guide The Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 

Child Quest International
Hague Conventions  International conference including a section on child abduction

2004 Library of Congress Report (391 pp.)
2000 Library of Congress Report
Current Travel Warnings
Justice Department
Early Identification of Risk Factors for Parental Abduction
Descriptive Profiles and Preventive Interventions
Kidnapping of Juveniles: Patterns From NIBRS
A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
Article: The Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
ABA National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Resources for Attorneys Handling International Abductions
AFCC Family Court Review Members only access online to FCR articles
Geoffrey L. Greif, Parental Abduction Justification as Ego Defense, 33 Family & Conciliation Courts Rev. 317 (1995)
Geoffrey L. Greif, Many Years After the Parental Abduction: Some Consequences of Relevance to the Court System; 36 Family & Conciliation Courts Rev. 32 (1998)
ABA Parental Kidnapping: Prevention and Remedies
Hague Conference on Private International Law 
Child Abduction Section
Perez-Vera Report
The International Child Abduction Database (INCADAT)

Links coming soon

Attorney Search 
Center for Families, Children & the Courts The Center for Families, Children & the Courts generates and distributes research-based information that has promise for informing the work of family and juvenile court services in California and nationwide. Articles and reports include descriptive studies of court services, longitudinal research on families from the Statewide Uniform Statistical Reporting System (SUSRS), and a range of research studies on families and children from the Research Grants Program. Click above to access these publications.
Boat Pricing Guide US Coast Guard National Documentation Center

Kelly Blue Book Directory of car pricing, ratings and reviews
Edmunds Resource offers free pricing quotes, ratings and reviews
Consumer Goods Orion Blue Book Used items pricing directory
Homes Value and Satellite Photographs of Homes in the United States
Industrial Goods McRae’s Blue Book Resource for determining the value of industrial equipment
Securities PC Quote Resource for determining the value of stocks and securities

US State Department Outstanding directory of government press releases and all pertinent issues of state

Office of Personnel Management
The government’s human resources department; includes helpful federal forms, products and services

US Government Retirement & Insurance Publications Federal resources specifically related to retirement and insurance facts, with a database searchable by publication number, title and date

Internal Revenue Service
Directory of forms, documents and online resources pertaining to the US department of treasury

Social Security Online
All encompassing resource on social security, Medicare, retirement, divorce and future retirement benefits, as well as divorce and survivor benefits

US Security and Exchange Commission
Resource of litigation releases, regulatory actions and investor information

SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR)
Hosted by the US Security and Exchange Commission, a searchable database of filed forms and form specific descriptions

Small Business Administration
Resources pertaining to starting, financing and managing a small business

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tables and links pertaining to productivity, wages, earning, benefits, inflation, consumer spending, industries, and employment