Upcoming Seminars

2017/18

  • December 1, 2017
    100 Days Before Trial  
    Christopher Melcher  
    AAML Mountain States Chapter
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • March 13, 2018
    Battered Womens-Syndrome: Powerful Evidence or Junk Science?   
    Jennifer Riemer
    AAML CLE Mid-Year Meeting
    Maui Grand Wailea

Previous Events

2017

2016

  • November 4, 2016
    Crossover Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law
    Steven K. Yoda
    National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention
    San Diego, CA
  • October 21, 2016
    Move Aways
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Sacramento Bar Association
    Sacramento, CA
  • September 17, 2016
    Prenuptial Agreements & Marital Settlement Agreements
    Christopher C. Melcher, Judge Lewis & Anne Kiley
    Rutter Group
    San Francisco, CA
  • September 10, 2016
    Prenuptial Agreements & Marital Settlement Agreements
    Christopher C. Melcher, Judge Lewis & Anne Kiley
    Rutter Group
    Costa Mesa, CA
  • July 15-16, 2016
    Family Law Advanced Series – Expert Witnesses
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Sonoma County Bar Association
    Sonoma, CA
  • June 13, 2016
    Family Law Taxes Made Easy
    Christopher C. Melcher & Hon. Lon f. Hurwitz
    ACFLS Orange County Chapter
    Costa Mesa, CA
  • June 4, 2016
    Date of Separation Strategy After Marriage of Davis
    Peter M. Walzer and Wendy Lascher
    Signing On The Dotted Line
    Southwestern University School of Law
  • June 1, 2016
    Anatomy of a Marital Agreement – Premarital and Postmarital Agreements Dissected
    Peter M. Walzer
    Sonoma County Bar Association
    Foutaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway
  • May 28, 2016
    Food From the Bar – Los Angeles Food Bank
    Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
    Los Angeles, CA
  • May Sweeps, 2016
    KCAL 9 News Interview Regarding Postmarital Agreements
    Peter M. Walzer will be giving an interview with Laurie Perez of KCBS 2/KCAL 9 News regarding post-marital agreements
    CBS Television Stations
    Los Angeles, CA
  • April 26, 2016
    Bias: The Enemy of Persuasion
    Christopher C. Melcher
    ACFLS Bay Area Chapter
    Oakland, CA
  • April 22, 2016
    Crossover Issues In Estate Planning and Family Law
    Peter M. Walzer and Eric Tokuyama
    State Bar of California – Trust & Estates Section Spring Education Conference
    Costa Mesa, CA
  • April 15, 2016
    Second Annual Family Trial Basics Seminar
    Christopher C. Melcher (Los Angeles Chair), Saul Gelbart (Orange County Chair), Sandra Mayberry (San Diego Chair), Garrett Dailey (Moderator), Justice Sheila Sonenshine (Ret.), Kim Schaefer, CPA, Emily Edelman and Greg Herring (Dean)
    AAML Southern California
    Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA
  • April 1, 2016
    Don’t Worry, It’s Only Temporary
    Christopher C. Melcher & Drew Hunt, CPA
    ACFLS Spring Seminar
    Rancho Mirage, CA
  • February 25, 2016
    Walking in the Footsteps of International Shoe; Jurisdiction in Family Law Cases
    Jennifer M. Riemer and Leena S. Hinnikar
    Los Angeles Paralegal Association  — San Fernando and Family Law Sections
    Register Here For: Walking in the Footsteps of International Shoe – February 2016
  • February 17, 2016
    Securing Fees with a Family Law Attorney’s Real Property Lien (FLARPL)
    Leena S. Hinnikar and Jennifer M. Riemer
    Continuing Education of the Bar Livecast
    Register Here For : Securing Fees with Family Law Attorney Real Property Liens (FLARPLS)
  • January 12, 2016
    Divorce and Death:  Crossover Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law
    Peter Walzer and Eric Tokuyama
    San Fernando Valley Bar Association,  MCLE Seminar
    Register Here For: Divorce and Death: Crossover Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law
  • January 17, 2016
    Depositions:  Tips, Tricks, and Traps
    Peter M. Walzer, Edward Thomas, and Bruce Cooperman
    2016 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Trial Advocacy Institute
    Link to 2016 AAML Annual Trial Advocacy Institute Programs

2015

  • September 16, 2015
    My State or Your State: Conflicts of Law in Family Law Cases
    Jennifer M. Riemer and Christopher C. Melcher
    ABA Family Law Section, Webinar
    http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=214302612
  • November 5, 2015
    High Earner Child Support
    Peter M. Walzer, Jonathan Bates, Anita Ventrelli, and Guy Ferro
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Annual Meeting
  • October 16, 2015
    Discovery Toolbox
    Peter M. Walzer
    American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    Portland, Oregon
  • July 25, 2015
    The Gray Divorce (Interaction between California Probate and Family Law)Peter M. Walzer, Judge Reva Goetz, and Judge Mark A. JuhasIALA, The New Frontiers of Divorce9800 La Cienega Blvd, 12th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90301
  • June 17, 2015
    Cigars and Seafood Don’t Mix: Allocating Separate and Community Interests in a Business
    Peter M. Walzer and Jennifer M. Riemer
    State Bar of California, Family Law Section Webinar
  • June 7, 2015
    Modification of Spousal Support
    Peter M. Walzer and Judge Maureen Hallahan
    Rutter Group, Advanced Family Law Course
    Costa Mesa, California
  • May 9, 2015
    My State or Your State: Conflicts of Law in Family Law Cases
    Jennifer M. Riemer and Christopher C. Melcher
    ABA Family Law Section, Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad
  • April 10, 2015 and April 18, 2015
    Family Law Trial Basics Seminar
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Southern California Chapter
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    The Westin South Coast Plaza
    686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • March 26, 2015
    Power Prenups
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Webinar
    State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • January 20, 2015
    Financial Divorce Settlements From Start to Finish
    8:30 AM – 4:40 PM
    Jennifer M. Reimer
    Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
    303 East Cordova Street
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    more info

2014

  • November 21, 2014
    Bias: The Enemy of Persuasion
    Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Peter M. Walzer
    Westlake Provisors Attorney Affinity Group
    SoCal IP Law Group LLP
    310 N. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 120
    Westlake Village, CA 91362-3788
  • October 29, 2014
    Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Jennifer M. Reimer
    NBI Seminars
    Doubletree Hotel
    Orange, California
    more info
  • September 4, 2014
    The Ever Changing World of Premarital Agreements
    6 p.m. dinner, 7p.m. lecture
    Peter M. Walzer
    White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt, LLP. Study Group
    McCormick & Schmicks,, 111 No. Los Robles, Pasadena
    Reservations, call Leah at (818) 981-4226
  • August 21, 2014
    Family Law Around the World
    Beverly Hills Bar Association
    Peter M. Walzer
    Noon
    Beverly Hills, CA
    more info
  • July 17, 2014
    Divorce Law Guide from A-Z
    Anthony D. Storm
    NBI Seminars
    Pasadena, California
  • May 9, 2014
    Game, Set, Match: The Ex-spouse Nearly Always Wins When Bankruptcy and Divorce Collide; What Can Be Done?
    Jennifer M. Riemer
    ABA Family Law Section
    Southampton, Bermuda
    more info
  • April 25, 2014
    Simple Answers to Complex Divorce Tax Issues
    Christopher C. Melcher & Don DeGrazia CPA
    AICPA/AAML Conference on Divorce
    Las Vegas, NV
    more info
  • January 27, 2014
    Power Prenups
    Christopher C. Melcher
    ACFLS Greater Sacramento Chapter
    Sacramento, CA
    more info
  • January 23, 2014
    Family Law A to Z
    Jennifer M. Riemer
    NBI
    Pasadena, CA

2013

  • October 19, 2013
    Thinking Inside the Box: Creative Internet Family Law Research and Investigation
    ABA Section of Family Law 2013 Fall CLE Conference
    Park City, UT
    more info
  • October 17, 2013
    100 Days Before Trial
    Steven. N. Peskind, Esq., Richard Ferguson, CPA & Christopher C. Melcher
    ABA Section of Family Law 2013 Fall CLE Conference
    Park City, UT
    more info
  • October 12, 2013
    Ethics and Risk Management for the Family Lawyer
    The State Bar of California 86th Annual Meeting
    Christopher C. Melcher
    San Jose, CA
    more info
  • October 12, 2013
    Family Law Update
    Garrett C. Dailey, Judge Jeffrey Burke, Christopher C. Melcher
    San Jose, CA
    more info
  • October 2, 2013
    Drafting Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
    Strategies for Crafting an Enforceable Agreement

    Peter M. Walzer, Christopher C. Melcher, and Richard Kent
    Strafford Webinar
    more info
  • September 17, 2013
    What Every Attorney Needs to Know About the U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
    Peter M. Walzer
    Provisors’ VLLP Meeting
    16000 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 1000
    Encino, CA

  • September 11, 2013
    What Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know About the U.S. Supreme Court Marriage equality Decisions
    Diana Richmond, Richard Roane, and Peter M. Walzer, Moderator
    AAML Webinar
    more info
  • August 4, 2013
    2013 Advanced Family Law Course – Support Modification
    Peter M. Walzer and Judge Maureen Hallahan
    CFLR
    Westin, Costa Mesa
    more info
  • July 10, 2013
    Bias: The Enemy of Persuasion
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Contra Costa Bar Association
    Contra Costa, CA
    more info
  • May 31, 2013
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter — Annual Symposium
    Full Metal Jacket: Making Your Premarital Agreement Bullet Proof
    Peter M. Walzer, Brigeda Bank, and Stephen J. Wagner
    Auberge du Soleil, Napa
  • May 22, 2013
    How to Review and Challenge Business Valuation Report
    Christopher C. Melcher, Jack Zuckerman CPA, Judge Michael Convey, Terry Hargrave CPA, Robert J. Friedman
    Beverly Hills Bar Association
    Beverly Hills, CA
    more info
  • April 27, 2013
    45 Annual Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section Symposium
    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” — 6 hour program
    Peter M. Walzer, Chair
    Hilton Universal City
  • March 24, 2013
    Cool Evidentiary Tools for Savvy Lawyers
    Peter M. Walzer and Judge Mark Juhas
    ACFLS 2013 Spring Seminar
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    more info
  • March 23, 2013
    Get A Job! How the Experts Can Help
    Christopher Melcher; Lynne Tracy, M.A., CRC; Richard G. Rappaport, M.D
    ACFLS 2013 Spring Seminar
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    more info
  • February 19, 2013
    Goodwill Hunting. Extinction or Resurrection?
    Christopher Melcher; Alfred Warsavsky CPA; Patrick Greene, CPA
    Ventura County Bar Association
    Oxnard, CA
    more info
  • February 9, 2013
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Chapter
    Claws and Effect: Searching Out an Enforceable Prenup
    Peter M. Walzer and Bruce Cooperman
    Balboa Bay Club
  • January 30, 2013
    Up Periscope, Get a Good Look at Offshore Income and High Asset Divorce Taxation
    Christopher C. Melcher and Daniel J. Jaffe
    AAML
    Webinar
    more info
  • January 8, 2013
    Prenuptial Agreements: Drafting Provisions for Effective Distribution of Assets
    Christopher C. Melcher
    National Constitution Center Audio Conferences
    Webinar

2012

  • November 17, 2012
    CEB 2012 Family Law Conference:
    Drafting Family Law Agreements

    Peter M. Walzer, Bruce Cooperman, and Leonard Meyberg
    Westin south Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
    more info
  • October 13, 2012
    Family Law Update
    The State Bar of California 85th Annual Meeting
    Garrett C. Dailey, Judge Jeffrey Burke, Judge Michael Naughton and Christopher C. Melcher
    Monterey, CA
    more info
  • October 12, 2012
    Bias: The Enemy of Persuasion
    The State Bar of California 85th Annual Meeting
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Monterey, CA
    more info
  • September 26, 2012
    “If you love me, get it in writing”
    Pasadena Bar Association Lunch Program
    Peter M. Walzer
    Pasadena, CA
    more info
  • September 14, 2012
    Family Law: The DissoMaster
    CEB The Basics Conference
    Christopher C. Melcher and Heather Satin
    Santa Monica, CA
    more info
  • September 13, 2012
    Family Law: Live Testimony and Declarations
    CEB The Basics Conference
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Santa Monica, CA
    more info
  • September 7-9, 2012
    The Rutter Group CFLR Family Law Expert Series: Trial Advocacy
    Peter M. Walzer and all-star cast
    Costa Mesa, CA
    more info
  • May 30, 2012
    Social Media in Family Law Cases
    Christopher C. Melcher, Shanon Quinley, & Fernando M. Luna
    Pasadena Bar Association
    Pasadena, CA
    more info
  • May 19, 2012
    I Love You Now Sign Here – Premarital Agreements for Professionals and Small Business Owners
    Christopher C. Melcher, Hon. David J. Cowan & Steven Mindel
    Los Angeles County Bar Association 44th Annual Family Law Symposium
    Universal City, CA
    more info
  • May 14, 2012
    When Love Becomes War: How to Attack and Defend the Premarital Agreement
    Peter M. Walzer & Christopher C. Melcher
    South Bay Study Group
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    more info
  • May 3, 2012
    Introduction to Divorce Law
    Live CLE Seminar
    John Harding, Jennifer M. Riemer
    Pasadena, CA
    more info
  • April 11, 2012
    Bias: The Enemy of Persuasion
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Indiana State Bar Association
    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • April 10, 2012
    Double Dipping and other Horrors
    Peter M. Walzer, Alfred Warsavsky & Patrick Greene
    Ventura County Family Law Bar Association
    Courtyard by Marriott, 600 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard
    more info
  • March 31, 2012
    Cross Border Issues in Family Law
    Peter M. Walzer and Jeffrey J. Daar
    LACBA Family Law Section
    Los Angeles, CA
    more info
  • March 24, 2012
    Double-Dipping: Bad Manners or Irresistible Temptation?
    Christopher C. Melcher and Michelene Insalaco
    Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    more info
  • March 7, 2012
    Webinar: Divorce Tax – Simple Answers to Complex Questions
    Christopher C. Melcher
    State Bar of California Family Law Section
  • March 6, 2012
    Dancing in the Minefield: Enforceable Marital and Premarital Agreements
    Christopher C. Melcher, Leena S. Hingnikar, Wendy Sharp, Nancy Brucker, Hon. Aviva K. Bob, David Yamamoto, & Seth Kramer
    The Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court
    Los Angeles, CA
  • February 15, 2012
    Divorce Tax – Simple Answers to Complex Questions
    American Bar Association (ABA)
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Webinar
  • January 11, 2012
    Family Law Fundamentals: Disclosures
    Christopher C. Melcher and Jennifer M. Riemer
    California State Bar Family Law Section
    Webinar
    more info

2011

  • December 14, 2011
    Beyond Elkins: New Laws, New Forms, New Year
    Peter M. Walzer, Judge Michael J. Convey and Judge Marjorie Steinberg
    Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
    Los Angeles, California
    more info
  • November 18, 2011
    2011 Family Law Conference
    Christopher C. Melcher
    CEB
    San Francisco, CA
  • October 27 & 28, 2011
    Bias – The Enemy of Persuasion
    Christopher C. Melcher
    American Bar Association Family Law Fall 2011 Conference
    Las Vegas, NV
    more info
  • October 22, 2011
    Family Law Disclosures and Stipulated Judgments
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Los Angeles Paralegal Association Annual Conference
    Los Angeles, CA
  • October 10, 2011
    Divorce Tax 201: Practical Questions and Answers to Avoid Malpractice, Identify Issues and Construct Tax Appropriate Resolutions
    Christopher C. Melcher
    AAML – Illinois Chapter
    Oak Brook, IL
  • September 22, 2011
    Webinar: Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements: Strategies to Craft Enforceable Provisions and Attack or Defend the Agreement
    Peter M. Walzer and Christopher C. Melcher
    Strafford Publications
  • September 17, 2011
    Recent Developments in Family Law
    Christopher C. Melcher
    The State Bar of California Annual Meeting
    Long Beach, CA
    more info
  • August 23, 2011
    Webinar: Pre-Nups, Post-Nups and Cohabitation Agreements
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Strafford Publications
    more info
  • August 17, 2011
    Social Media Evidence in Divorce Cases
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Ventura Bar Association
    Ventura, CA
    more info
  • July 18, 2011
    “I Love You, Now Sign Here”
    Christopher C. Melcher and Peter M. Walzer
    Provisors Valley Lawyers and Legal Professionals Group
    Encino, CA
  • June 23, 2011
    Social Media Evidence
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Santa Barbara Bar Association
    Santa Barbara, CA
    more info
  • June 18, 2011
    Forensic Accounting Beyond the Basics: How to Prove Your Financial Case Through the Use of a Forensic Accountant and How to Oppose the Forensic Accountant
    Peter M. Walzer, with Paul White CPA and Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
    Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Section
    Universal City Hilton
  • May 14, 2011
    Goodwill: What Is It and What Is It Worth?
    Peter M. Walzer and Jeffrey Kinrich, CPA/ABV
    Northern California Chapter of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    Sonoma Lodge, Sonoma, California
  • May 6, 2011
    Discovery: Creating your Plan; Propounding & Responding to Discovery; Handling Objections
    Christopher C. Melcher
    Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and UCLA Extension
    Westwood, CAA
    more info
  • April 15-17, 2011
    Social Media and E-Discovery in Family Law Courtrooms
    Christopher C. Melcher & Mark Ressa
    Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
    Indian Wells, CA
    more info
  • April 15-17, 2011
    Getting The Facts: Comparing Discovery and Disclosure
    Christopher C. Melcher & Dawn Grey
    Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
    Indian Wells, CA
    more info
  • February 19, 2011 – 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Law in the Foreign Jurisdiction: The Strange, the Mysterious, and the Unusual
    Peter M. Walzer, Walzer & Melcher LLP
    Alexandre Boiché, Cabinet CBBC, Paris, France
    William Longrigg, Charles Russell, London, England
    International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, U.S. Chapter Meeting, Miami, Florida
  • January 25, 2011
    What is “Income” for Purposes of Support?
    Christopher C. Melcher
    State Bar of California
    Sections Cyber Institute
    more info
  • January 15, 2011
    Remedies, Ethics, Deposition Tactics and Other Issues
    Peter M. Walzer, Justice Sheila Prell Sonenshine [ret], and Suzanne Harris
    Harold Stanton, moderator
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Chapter
    18th Annual Trial Advocacy Institute
    Casa del Mar, Santa Monica California
    more info
  • January 7, 2011
    Avoiding the Double Dip in Family Law Cases
    Christopher C. Melcher
    28th Annual National CLE Conference
    Vail, Colorado
    more info

2010

  • December 16, 2010 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Elkins: How to Litigate a Case Under the New Laws
    Peter M. Walzer, Walzer & Melcher LLP
    Judge Michael J. Convey
    Judge Mark A. Juhas
    Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
    Hotel Delfina; Santa Monica, CA
  • December 11, 2010
    Bias: The Enemy of Persuasion
    Peter M. Walzer
    Christopher C. Melcher
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    Southern Califonia Chapter Meeting
    Newport Beach, CA
  • December 3, 2010 – Noon to 2:00 p.m.
    Transborder Divorce, its Tax and Immigration Consequencess
    Peter M. Walzer, Walzer & Melcher LLP
    Albert Golbert, Golbert and Associates
    Moderator: Qiang Bjornbak
    Los Angeles County Bar Association, International Law Section
  • November 20, 2010
    Elkins — Coming to a Court Near You! How Elkins Will Change Family Law
    2010 Family Law Symposium
    Peter M. Walzer, Walzer & Melcher LLP
    Hon. Laurie Zelon, California State Court of Appeal, District 2, Division 7
    Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section
    Beverly Hills Hotel
  • November 18, 2010 -12:00 p.m.
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Prenups but Were Afraid to Ask
    Peter M. Walzer, Walzer & Melcher LLP
    Thousand Oaks Rotary group
  • November 5, 2010
    2010 Family Law Conference
    Christopher C. Melcher, Hon. Marjorie Slabach, Mark Ressa, Raymond Goldstein
    Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
    San Francisco, CA
    more info
  • October 21, 2010
    Identifying and Solving Tax Issues in Family Law Cases
    Christopher C. Melcher
    American Bar Association (ABA) Family Law Section
    Forth Worth, TX
    more info