High Society Divorces Battle Rages On

In Los Angeles, where Hollywood marriages begin and end on what seems like a daily basis, the question of who gets what is commonly asked. Sometimes, dividing marital property is complicated, especially when the divorce is contentious or if there … Continue reading

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Premarital Agreements Should Be Negotiated by Lawyers

Premarital agreements, also referred to as prenups, should be negotiated by a family law attorney. If everyone could stand up for themselves, perhaps lawyers would not play a part in this most intimate of negotiations.  Unfortunately, for a variety of … Continue reading

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Tips for Co-Parenting

A divorce can be a challenging situation, particularly if there are children involved. But even after the child custody and child support arrangements are figured out, divorced parents need to face the issue of co-parenting. Co-parenting is a term used … Continue reading

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Peter Walzer to Speak at 2nd Annual Cutting-Edge Child Custody Symposium

Los Angeles family law attorney Peter M. Walzer and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael J. Convey are pleased to be speaking at the upcoming 2nd Annual Grund & Leavitt Cutting-Edge Child Custody Symposium. The conference, which focuses on issues … Continue reading

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Walzer & Melcher Protects Client Frankie Valli’s Interest in California Supreme Court Case

Recently, a family law case made its way to the California Supreme Court. The case involved musician Frankie Vallie, leader singer of the popular 60s group the Four Seasons, and his ex-wife Randy. Mr. Valli was represented by the experienced … Continue reading

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Divorce and Taxes: What is Deductible in a California Divorce?

Even though tax season is technically behind us, it is never too soon to start planning for your financial well-being, particularly if you are considering filing for divorce in California. Major tax issues can arise when a couple divorces or … Continue reading

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Community Contributions to a Separate Property Business

As an experienced family lawyer in Los Angeles can attest, community contributions to separate property can pose an interesting challenge during the time of a divorce. If one spouse owns a business prior to marriage, or starts a business during … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence in Marriages and Your Legal Rights

What happens if your partner in a marriage or other intimate relationship abuses you? What is domestic violence? Domestic violence can be anything from an actual act of physical violence to a verbal threat of physical violence or a pattern … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Divorcing Parents to Consider

As many couples who are going through a divorce can attest, the process can be exhausting, stressful, and, at times, tearful.  When you have children to consider, things can get even more complicated. It’s not just issues of child custody … Continue reading

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What Does a Prenup Protect?

Premarital agreements are another name for prenuptial agreements. An engaged couple enters into this type of agreement before marriage and the agreement takes effect when the marriage is official. Essentially, parties can take control of their finances and other assets … Continue reading

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