“Gone are the days of being quiet . . . Social media is dominant. Anyone can create a social media post, and if it’s about something interesting enough, it can just take off. I don’t think we have the luxury of waiting and saying, ‘let’s think about this for three weeks.'”

-Christopher Melcher

Episode Outline

00:18 – Introduction

01:12 – About Christopher Melcher

02:55 – How Chris got into celebrity divorce law

05:08 – Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard

13:58 – The “Me Too” movement and the Depp/Heard trial

18:39 – Likeability and credibility

24:15 – The verdict and its implications

26:11 – The Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie saga

33:40 – Advice to attorneys handling bad facts

36:36 – The pros and cons of going public

39:08 – Where to find Chris Melcher online


About Christopher Melcher

Christopher Melcher represents A-list celebrities, business owners, and trust beneficiaries in high-stakes divorces. With deep experience in complex family law litigation and premarital agreements, Chris provides tactical representation in the most challenging family law disputes. Chris has presented about 200 continuing legal education programs on complex family law issues, and wrote the only treatise on California premarital agreement law. Chris is also an adjunct professor of family law at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu.

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