Christopher C. Melcher is Chair of The State Bar of California Family Law Section... more
Christopher C. Melcher is Chair of The State Bar of California Family Law Section for the 2011-2012 term, which has over 3,800 members, making it the largest family law organization in California. His practice focuses on complex divorce litigation and the preparation of premarital and post-marital agreements. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Southern Califor... view profile
OUTSIDE OF MY CONTINUAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE STATE AND LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS,I AM... more
OUTSIDE OF MY CONTINUAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE STATE AND LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS,I AM ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY HAVING VISITED HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN WITH MY THERAPY DOG FRANKIE, AN AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD. MOST DO NOT KNOW,I WAS A DEPUTY SHERIFF IN FLORIDA, WHILE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL, PRIORTO COMING TO CALIFORNIA TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL. I WAS A UNIFORMED PATROL SHIFT SUPERVISOR AND THE SUPERVISOR OF TH... view profile
By developing a comprehensive case strategy tailored to client goals, we attempt to... more
By developing a comprehensive case strategy tailored to client goals, we attempt to negotiate settlement from a position of leverage. The strength of our approach lies in educating our clients about their legal rights, and empowering them to make informed decisions about their lives.
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.
Child Support Lawyers in cities near Woodland Hills, CA