Christopher Charles Melcher

Christopher Charles Melcher

  • Family Law
  • California
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Summary

Christopher C. Melcher is a partner in the family law firm of Walzer & Melcher LLP in Woodland Hills. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses on complex family law litigation and the preparation of premarital agreements. He is Chair of the California State Bar Family Law Section for the 2011-2012 term, and serves as a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California. He is a regular continuing legal education lecturer on family law issues statewide, and the author of several articles and treatise chapters on financial issues in family law proceedings. He holds the rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell* and a rating of 10.0 (Superb) by Avvo.com. He earned his law degree at Pepperdine University, and was admitted to the California bar in 1994.

Education
California State Universary Northridge
Undergraduate Degree
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Pepperdine University School of Law
Law Degree
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Certifications
Certified Family Law Specialist
California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 170547
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Mr. Walzer charges $600 per hour. Mr. Melcher charges $450 per hour. Ms. Hingnikar charges $325 per hour. Ms. Musika charges $325. Clients often ask what a divorce will cost. In some cases we can give you a rough estimate. In others, it is difficult to tell since there are so many variables. These include how cooperative each party is and their willingness to resolve the case, the skills and cooperation of opposing counsel, whether the case will be negotiated or litigated, whether we can obtain the documents necessary to prove your case, whether the case will be handled by a private judge or in the public courts, the amount of discovery required (inspection demands, interrogatories, depositions), the extent and number of appraisals required, and the complexity of the issues.
Practice Area
  • Family Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Videos
Worst Prenups Ever Seen | Is Your Premarital Agreement Enforceable In Court?Worst Prenups Ever Seen | Is Your Premarital Agreement Enforceable In Court?

Worst Prenups Ever Seen | Is Your Premarital Agreement Enforceable In Court?

About Walzer & Melcher LLP - Experience Matters | Los Angeles California AttorneysAbout Walzer & Melcher LLP - Experience Matters | Los Angeles California Attorneys

About Walzer & Melcher LLP - Experience Matters | Los Angeles California Attorneys

Who Needs A Marital Agreement? | Are Prenups Just For The Wealthy?Who Needs A Marital Agreement? | Are Prenups Just For The Wealthy?

Who Needs A Marital Agreement? | Are Prenups Just For The Wealthy?

Social Networking And Divorce | Are Your Chats Damaging Your Case?Social Networking And Divorce | Are Your Chats Damaging Your Case?

Social Networking And Divorce | Are Your Chats Damaging Your Case?

Relationships - Should I Move Out Of The House? | 3 Critical Issues To ConsiderRelationships - Should I Move Out Of The House? | 3 Critical Issues To Consider

Relationships - Should I Move Out Of The House? | 3 Critical Issues To Consider

Should Brad And Angelina Get A Prenup? | Only 9 States Have Community Property LawsShould Brad And Angelina Get A Prenup? | Only 9 States Have Community Property Laws

Should Brad And Angelina Get A Prenup? | Only 9 States Have Community Property Laws

Prenups Gone Wild | Financial Penalties For Not Having Sex?Prenups Gone Wild | Financial Penalties For Not Having Sex?

Prenups Gone Wild | Financial Penalties For Not Having Sex?

Animal Custody In Divorce | Injury To Pets Are Treated Like Domestic ViolenceAnimal Custody In Divorce | Injury To Pets Are Treated Like Domestic Violence

Animal Custody In Divorce | Injury To Pets Are Treated Like Domestic Violence

Life'sToo Short Get A Divorce - Councelling Before Divorce | Is Divorce Always A Negative?Life'sToo Short Get A Divorce - Councelling Before Divorce | Is Divorce Always A Negative?

Life'sToo Short Get A Divorce - Councelling Before Divorce | Is Divorce Always A Negative?

Keeping The Fees Down In A Divorce | Don't Use Your Attorney As A Therapist.Keeping The Fees Down In A Divorce | Don't Use Your Attorney As A Therapist

Keeping The Fees Down In A Divorce | Don't Use Your Attorney As A Therapist.

How To Keep My Divorce Private | Use Of Private Judicial OfficersHow To Keep My Divorce Private | Use Of Private Judicial Officers

How To Keep My Divorce Private | Use Of Private Judicial Officers

Health Insurance And Divorce | Why To Get Your Own Policy Before The DivorceHealth Insurance And Divorce | Why To Get Your Own Policy Before The Divorce

Health Insurance And Divorce | Why To Get Your Own Policy Before The Divorce

Do I Need A Prenup? | By Getting Married, You Get A Premarital Agreement For FreeDo I Need A Prenup? | By Getting Married, You Get A Premarital Agreement For Free

Do I Need A Prenup? | By Getting Married, You Get A Premarital Agreement For Free

Discussing Prenups With Your Fiance | Uncover Trust Issues Before MarriageDiscussing Prenups With Your Fiance | Uncover Trust Issues Before Marriage

Discussing Prenups With Your Fiance | Uncover Trust Issues Before Marriage

Choosing The Right Divorce Attorney | Good Referral + Good Communicator = A Good FitChoosing The Right Divorce Attorney | Good Referral + Good Communicator = A Good Fit

Choosing The Right Divorce Attorney | Good Referral + Good Communicator = A Good Fit

Are Prenups Enforceable? | Basics of Property and Spousal Support LimitationsAre Prenups Enforceable? | Basics of Property and Spousal Support Limitations

Are Prenups Enforceable? | Basics of Property and Spousal Support Limitations

Overcoming Bias in the CourtsOvercoming Bias in the Courts

Overcoming Bias in the Courts

Ethical Issues for the Family Law Attorney + Helpful Advice for the Rest of Us - ExcerptEthical Issues for the Family Law Attorney + Helpful Advice for the Rest of Us - Excerpt

Ethical Issues for the Family Law Attorney + Helpful Advice for the Rest of Us - Excerpt

Who Needs a Premarital Agreement?Who Needs a Premarital Agreement?

Who Needs a Premarital Agreement?

Urban Legend: Premarital Agreements are Often Set AsideUrban Legend: Premarital Agreements are Often Set Aside

Urban Legend: Premarital Agreements are Often Set Aside

"Pre-Nups for Lovers""Pre-Nups for Lovers"

"Pre-Nups for Lovers"

Contact & Map
Walzer & Melcher LLP
21700 Oxnard St Suite 2080
Los Angeles, CA 91367
USA