The Spousal Support Waiver Conundrum in the Kevin Costner Case



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December 4, 2023
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Spousal support limitations in premarital agreements are enforceable… or are they?

The panel will discuss the statutory and case law on enforceability and the issues to be considered by lawyers drafting limitation clauses in prenups and litigating their validity.

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Nathalie E. A. Paluch


Partner Lauzon Paluch

Nathalie’s practice is dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, annulment, palimony, premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child support, spousal support, guardianship, adoption, surrogacy and ART, international child custody disputes and child custody.

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Hon. Christine Byrd (Ret.)


Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee JAMS (Moderator)

Hon. Christine Byrd (Ret.) has joined JAMS after serving 13 years as a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she was assigned to the Family Law Division and developed experience in family law issues. During her tenure, Judge Byrd presided over hundreds of cases for child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, parentage, and spousal or domestic partner support. In recognition of her capabilities, Judge Byrd was twice appointed by the chief justice to the Family Law Curriculum Committee, a California statewide committee on judicial education. In 2017, she was selected to hear long, complex family law cases, where she remained until her retirement in 2023. In 2018 she was awarded Family Law Judge of the Year by the Southern California Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

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Peter M. Walzer


Walzer & Melcher LLP

Peter M. Walzer is the founding partner of the Southern California law firm Walzer Melcher LLP, a practice focused exclusively on family law with offices in Woodland Hills.

Peter handles multifaceted and contentious divorce cases. He skillfully negotiates marital agreements. His cases involve people with “out of the ordinary” personal and financial issues. Many of the matters that he handles involve cases where one of the parties lives in another state or country.

His clients include entertainers, business owners, inventors, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, athletes, and financiers.

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