What is Child Support? Common Myths Debunked

There are many myths about child support.  In the dictionary, child support is defined as an on-going, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of their child.  Even though this definition seems straight forward, there are a … Continue reading

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5 Frightening Reasons to Hire a Family Law Attorney

Halloween can be one of the most fun times of the year.  Who doesn’t have fun memories of dressing up as a kid and overdosing on sugar? As we get older, haunted houses and horror movies make Halloween more about … Continue reading

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How Hiring a Family Law Attorney Can Save You Money

The thought of a divorce, let alone how you’re ever going to pay for it, is enough to cause a migraine. Thankfully, you can ask the court for an award of attorney’s fees and costs under Family Code sections 2030 … Continue reading

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Do Unmarried Couples Who Live Together Have Community Property Rights?

The Pew Research Center recently reported that a record number of Americans aged 25 and older – about 42 million people – have never been married. Those who say one should never get married before age 30 are not entirely … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind Child Custody and Taxes

There are several financial decisions to consider when filing for divorce in California.  One you may not be thinking about, but will likely have long-term monetary consequences, is whether you may be able to claim your children on your taxes.  … Continue reading

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Invalidating a Premarital Agreement

Over the last 20 years, premarital agreements (informally known as prenups) have become increasingly common between engaged and soon-to-be-married couples.  Premarital agreements allow you to protect your property as you enter marriage and also can make divorce more expedient.  However, … Continue reading

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Peter M. Walzer to Speak on Oct. 27 at SFVBA/LACBA Advocacy Training Workshop

Walzer Melcher Managing Partner Peter M. Walzer will be speaking that the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s Family Law Advocacy Training workshop entitled “Motions: Child Custody Issues”. Please join him and fellow family law professionals for an interactive and educational … Continue reading

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Life after Divorce: Child Custody and Relocation

There are many reasons why you might want to relocate after your divorce. Maybe you have a great job opportunity in another part of the state. Perhaps you need help from your family to take care of your kids and … Continue reading

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Peter M. Walzer to be Installed as Chair of the LACBA’s Family Law Section

Family lawyer and managing partner of Walzer Melcher LLP Peter M. Walzer will be installed as Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section.  The installation of officers will be held during the LACBA’s Family Law Dinner … Continue reading

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Post Nuptial Agreements: Three Things You Need to Know Before You Sign

20 years ago, prenuptial agreements began to catch on as a way to protect property when entering marriage.  Today, post nuptial agreements are gaining momentum with couples that are already married.  Post nuptial agreements are a contract entered into by … Continue reading

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