Peter Michael Walzer

Peter Michael Walzer

  • Family Law
  • California
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Peter M. Walzer is the founding partner of the Southern California law firm Walzer & Melcher LLP focused exclusively on family law. He is a past president of the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a former chair of the executive committee of the State Bar Family Law Section. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 21 years and is a former president of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. He on the Legal Education Committee of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. He is on the executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section. He is a member of the Elkins Family Law Task Force, a statewide panel whose charge is to propose measures to improve efficiency and fairness in family law proceedings and ensure access to justice for family law litigants. Peter was named Family Law Person of the Year in 2009 by the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Peter is a vice-president of the US Chapter of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Peter was appointed as a vice-president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Board of Governors commencing January 1, 2012. Peter was named Fellow of the Year by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2010.

Practice Area
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Peter's hourly rate is $900.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Awards
Max A. Goodman Family Law Legacy Award
Southwestern Law School
Professional Associations
Elkins Family Law Task Force
- Current
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California State Bar  # 101477
Member
- Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
President
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
President-Elect
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Vice President
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Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Section
Chair
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Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Family Law Section,
Co-Chair
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U.S. Chapter, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Vice President
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Southern California Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,
Board of Directors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Family Law Challenges and Developments from an International Perspective
Lexis Nexis
Speaking Engagements
Divorce and Death
ACFLS
This program will address crossover issues in estate planning and marital dissolution, including the estate planning issues that arise during a divorce and the family law issue that effect the estate planning.
Certifications
Family Law in Los Angeles
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
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Well, you've probably heard of a prenup or premarital agreement. Maybe you even have one, a financial agreement some couples make before they tie the knot just in case it doesn't last.  But what about a postnup? CBS 2's Lori Paris tells us there's a growing trend of more and more married couples sitting down, one of them saying, we need to talk money.  Deciding who gets what piece of the pie if happily ever after isn't forever. It isn't easy. But it is, says Los Angeles celebrity divorce lawye How to Use Postnups To Keep Peace In Your Marriage. Prenups VS Postnups: Which is Right for You?

Well, you've probably heard of a prenup or premarital agreement. Maybe you even have one, a financial agreement some couples make before they tie the knot just in case it doesn't last. But what about a postnup? CBS 2's Lori Paris tells us there's a growing trend of more and more married couples sitting down, one of them saying, we need to talk money. Deciding who gets what piece of the pie if happily ever after isn't forever. It isn't easy. But it is, says Los Angeles celebrity divorce lawye

This coronavirus crisis has had a dramatic impact on family dynamics. Even more so in families where divorce and parents and custody issues are playing out.  It's so difficult in the first place. We're joined by celebrity divorce lawyer Peter M. Walzer, partner at Walzer Melcher top family law firm and he's joining us now to discuss how parents can navigate such a sensitive issue. Child Custody &Visitation Issues During Coronavirus Pandemic.Parents Taking Law into their own hands

This coronavirus crisis has had a dramatic impact on family dynamics. Even more so in families where divorce and parents and custody issues are playing out. It's so difficult in the first place. We're joined by celebrity divorce lawyer Peter M. Walzer, partner at Walzer Melcher top family law firm and he's joining us now to discuss how parents can navigate such a sensitive issue.

How does COVID-19 Affect Child Custody and Visitation Rights? Peter M. Walzer, celebrity divorce lawyer, of top family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP explains. How to deal with Custody & Visitation Rights during Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic on Spectrum News 1

How does COVID-19 Affect Child Custody and Visitation Rights? Peter M. Walzer, celebrity divorce lawyer, of top family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP explains.

Peter M. Walzer: Top Family Law Attorney and Expert Reel of National Media Clips. Top Family Law Attorney Peter M. Walzer shares his expertise on National Media Outlets

Peter M. Walzer: Top Family Law Attorney and Expert Reel of National Media Clips.

Alimony & Child Support are No Longer Predominantly for Women. Top Family Law Attorney Peter M. Walzer Discusses How More Women Are Paying Alimony & Child Support on KTLA 5 News. The Rise of Women Paying Alimony & Child Support. Peter M. Walzer Explains on KTLA 5 News

Alimony & Child Support are No Longer Predominantly for Women. Top Family Law Attorney Peter M. Walzer Discusses How More Women Are Paying Alimony & Child Support on KTLA 5 News.

Did Stormy Daniels violate her non-disclosure agreement with Donald Trump? Top Divorce Attorney Peter M. Walzer explains on KTLA 5 News. Did Stormy Daniels Violate Her NDA with Donald Trump? Top Divorce Attorney Peter M. Walzer Explains

Did Stormy Daniels violate her non-disclosure agreement with Donald Trump? Top Divorce Attorney Peter M. Walzer explains on KTLA 5 News.

If your husband lost a ton of money in the stock market or gambling or other investments, would he be liable for payment back to you? A recent landmark case addressed the issue of spouses gambling communal funds.  Here to tell us what it could mean for you is top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer. If Your Spouse Lost Money Gambling, Do They Have to Pay You Back? Peter M. Walzer Explains on ABC

If your husband lost a ton of money in the stock market or gambling or other investments, would he be liable for payment back to you? A recent landmark case addressed the issue of spouses gambling communal funds. Here to tell us what it could mean for you is top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer.

What Does a Royal Prenup look like? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent engagement explained. PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT AND PRENUP explained by PETER M. WALZER on ABC7 NEWS

What Does a Royal Prenup look like? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent engagement explained.

Why do marriages end when kids leave home? Empty Nest Divorces explained by top family law attorneys Peter M. Walzer and Christopher C. Melcher on KTLA5. Why do marriages end when kids leave home? Empty Nest Divorces explained by top family law attorneys

Why do marriages end when kids leave home? Empty Nest Divorces explained by top family law attorneys Peter M. Walzer and Christopher C. Melcher on KTLA5.

Top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer has trapped hard to find spouses in California. "We deliver flowers to somebody but it's not really flowers-it's here's your divorce papers," he explains.  "That's how people are communicating now-that's what they want. So to say we can't use this as a method of service is disingenuous. It's going to be the wave of the future," states California divorce attorney Peter M. Walzer. Is Filing for Divorce on Social Media the Wave of Future? Attorney Peter M. Walzer explains on CBS

Top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer has trapped hard to find spouses in California. "We deliver flowers to somebody but it's not really flowers-it's here's your divorce papers," he explains. "That's how people are communicating now-that's what they want. So to say we can't use this as a method of service is disingenuous. It's going to be the wave of the future," states California divorce attorney Peter M. Walzer.

Walzer Melcher LLP partner Peter Walzer was featured on WHDT where he discusses  Donald and Ivana Trump's 1990 divorce records and if they point to rape. Do Donald and Ivana Trump's 1990 Divorce Records Point to Rape?

Walzer Melcher LLP partner Peter Walzer was featured on WHDT where he discusses Donald and Ivana Trump's 1990 divorce records and if they point to rape.

What can you do to protect your children when they travel alone?  Top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer discusses sending your child on a flight without an adult on ABC7 News. Flight Tips For Unaccompanied Minors

What can you do to protect your children when they travel alone? Top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer discusses sending your child on a flight without an adult on ABC7 News.

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 Attorneys About 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 Consider Relationships - 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 Laws Should 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 Violence Animal 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 Officers How 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 Divorce Health 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 Free Do 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 Marriage Discussing 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 Fit Choosing 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 Limitations. Are Prenups Enforceable? | Basics of Property and Spousal Support Limitations

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

Ethical 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

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?

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Walzer Melcher LLP
5941 VARIEL AVENUE
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Telephone: (818) 591-3700
Fax: (818) 591-3774
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