Family Law

Expert advice when you need it most.

If you require advice and assistance with matrimonial or family issues we can provide you with the quality legal service that you deserve and more importantly we can give you the confidence and comfort to see you through what can be a very difficult period.

Richard Manning heads up the Cohen Cramer matrimonial department and has many years of knowledge, expertise, and experience.  He is regarded as one of the best advocates in his field and he has a calm and reassuring presence when needed most.

Every client that comes to see us about divorce or separation never expected to be in that situation and therefore it is often a very overwhelming and distressing time. When emotions are running high, it is essential to have clear and concise advice and the reassurance that you are in safe hands.

We are here to help.

Whether it is separation, marriage-breakdown, cohabitation, or civil partnership, and whether you are the one instigating the action or on the receiving end, we can help.  We are here for you, to guide you through, protect your rights, and to try to ensure the best possible outcome for you.  Your case is unique to us and we will treat it that way.

This area of law is extremely complex and constantly changes to reflect society’s ever-evolving ways, so it’s no surprise that our clients often come for their initial meeting confused. But that’s also why we have a team of specialists to stay ahead of the game and provide the best possible service for each and every one of our clients.

While you’re not alone in this situation, as annual national statistics may show, your case is unique to us and we’ll treat it that way. We’ll first start the process by discussing the reasons for the separation as well as the details required to ensure we have a strong platform to state your case. We will, once we have all the required information, deal with the required forms and paperwork from start to finish allowing you to concentrate on building your new life.

How we can help.

We can provide advice and assistance with the following matters:

  • divorce – we can advise and then help with the preparation of the appropriate paperwork to enable a decree to be obtained.  We will carry out all necessary enquiries to seek to achieve a fair and equitable financial settlement if necessary through the courts.
  • cohabitation – even if you and your partner are not married each party may have rights and obligations once the relationship has ended.
  • pre-nuptial agreement – not just for the super-rich, pre-nuptial agreements can be legally enforceable and might protect you if the marriage fails.
  • cohabitation agreement – similar to a pre-nuptial agreement but for those who cohabit rather marry but, unless specifically stated as being such, are not legally binding.
  • children – the most important aspect of any relationship. We will ensure that the children’s best interest is paramount and can act in relation to all hearings concerning children, with whom they should live and what time they should spend with each parent.  We can also assist with grandparents’ rights.

Get in touch with us today.

Making the first call is never easy but we can offer the expert advise and help that you need to make an informed decision as to your next step.

For the expert advice you need, get in touch with us today: