Family Law Attorneys

Board-Certified Family Law Attorneys in San Fernando Valley

Board-Certified Family Law Attorneys in San Fernando Valley, CA

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We are Gail Cohen, CFLS and Lauren Nemiroff, CFLS — both Certified Family Law Specialists.

Our law firm practices exclusively in the area of family law from our easily-accessible and comfortable offices in Encino, California. We serve individuals and families in the San Fernando Valley communities and beyond. Many of our clients drive in from West Los Angeles, Ventura County, Agoura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park. If you’re wondering why 1,000’s of satisfied clients reach out for our services —significant numbers from great distances— please look over our “Why Us?” section.

We have helped literally thousands of clients successfully emerge from divorce, custody and visitation conflicts, child support and spousal support issues and other family legal issues that appeared to be overwhelming at first.

Nemiroff & Cohen, LLP – Protecting Your Rights

Nemiroff & Cohen, LLP provides comprehensive legal services to clients throughout San Fernando Valley in family law matters involving:

  • Premarital Agreements (Pre-Nups)
  • Premarital agreements Reviews
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Paternity Actions
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Custody Modifications
  • Support Modifications
  • Guardianships
  • Grand Parent Visitation
  • Adoptions

Premarital Agreements

Premarital AgreementsPremarital Agreements (often called Prenuptial Agreements or Prenups) are often a painful and difficult subject. You love your intended spouse but you or your fiancé want to make sure that you are both protected. Thus you agree to have a premarital agreement. The laws surrounding the preparation and execution of a premarital agreement are complex and confusing. You need an attorney who understands the ART of preparing a premarital agreement. Nemiroff & Cohen pride themselves as being able to think outside the box and come up with solutions that will satisfy both parties. MORE

Premarital Agreement Reviews

Were you presented a Premarital Agreement by your soon-to-be spouse? Sometimes this happens unexpectedly and sometimes you discussed it — but — now that you have it in your hands you wonder if you should agree to it’s terms without seeking counsel? It is a contract… All contracts should be examined by each parties’ own lawyer. In fact, failure to do so might void the agreement years downstream. We can review your pending premarital agreement and present you frank and honest legal advice before you venture into uncharted waters. MORE PENDING

Postnuptial Agreements

Postnuptial agreements are just what they sound like. Instead of being drafted and signed before a marriage, they are drafted during a marriage — often to save the marriage. So called ‘postnups,’ while much less common than ‘prenups,’ are gaining in popularity. Postnuptual agreements are usually drafted to settle financial issues causing friction between spouses. A postnuptial or mediated agreement can often help save a married couple’s relationship. Many marriages have been saved just by the process of working on their postnuptial agreement. The in-depth pen to paper financial outlining of ‘who, what and when’ often transforms into a therapeutic positive exercise for most couples. The peaceful and clarifying end result of an agreement can be pretty cool too! Call a family law attorney for practical and legal advice in the drafting your postnup agreement. MORE PENDING

Paternity Actions

Working out custody visitation issuesPaternity cases involve parents who were not married to each other at the time a child’s birth. Paternity cases are sometimes initiated because they often involve child support obligations, child custody and visitation issues, medical payments for pregnancy and childbirth, and just wanting the truth in the matter. The law regarding paternity and parental responsibility is complicated. The mother of a child can petition the court to establish what man is really the child’s father. Similarly, a father who is not married to the child’s mother can petition the court to prove (or disprove) paternity through the science of genetic DNA testing. MORE PENDING

California Domestic Partnerships

The law governing same-sex unions is changing rapidly in California. California does not recognize common law marriage, so if you live with your same sex partner you must take legal action to receive full protection under the law. To that end, some of our clients are ready to register their domestic partnership with state which will create a legal union between same sex partners, while other clients are desirous of terminating or dissolving their domestic partnership which can only be properly dissolved by the family court.

Just like opposite sex marriage, the legal separation of same-sex domestic partners can be a complex situation, especially when children and shared property and other assets are involved. We can help you determine custody & visitation rights. MORE PENDING

Encino Family Law AttorneysCustody Modifications


Support Modifications




Grand Parent Visitation




Certified Family Law Specialists – Experienced, Aggressive & Affordable

Experienced at Trial – Effective in Negotiations – If you have a family law issue, be it divorce, child custody, child or spousal support orders, we will explain the issues and present your options so you can best achieve your goals.

Schedule an Appointment with a Certified Family Law Specialist Today

Call Nemiroff & Cohen, LLP at (818) 901-8900 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a caring and experienced family law attorney.

San Fernando Valley Family Lawyers Nemiroff & Cohen, LLP serve individuals and families in the San Fernando Valley including the incorporated cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Hidden Hills, San Fernando; the unincorporated communities of the San Fernando Valley including Bell Canyon, Calabasas Highlands, Kagel Canyon, Universal City, West Chatsworth; and the communities of the San Fernando Valley including Arleta, Cahuenga Pass, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Colfax Meadows, Encino, Granada Hills, Kagel Canyon, La Tuna Canyon, Lake Balboa, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, NoHo Arts District, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Shadow Hills, Sherman Oaks, Stonehurst, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga and Sylmar.