Law Offices of Fredrick S. Cohen

Sacramento, CA

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How does your business stand out?

Rick Cohen is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 25 years experience. Our staff is ready to offer the support and legal advice one needs to navigate through their family law matter. With a Certified Family Law Specialist by your side, you will have the confidence of being represented by an experienced and detail-oriented attorney from the beginning to the end of your case.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We help people see the difference between the emotional and factual parts of law. This is sometimes the most difficult, but rewarding part of our job. It involves a delicate balancing act. Once we help the client find the balance and understand the difference, they can see their case under a different light. Family Law matters are emotional by nature and with our guidance, we help the client understand how to separate a factual perspective from an emotional one. At times in your case, things may get out of hand emotionally. When necessary, we gladly step in to provide counsel on the appropriate next steps to diffuse the situation. We will also help create a plan on how to respond if these situations continue.
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Sacramento, CA 95825

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What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
All cases are different. A simple case can easily turn into a contentious (and expensive) one if the other party decides to run back and forth to court. And, some highly contentious cases have been settled once the parties understood how much their legal battles were actually costing them. So, it can go either way. With that said, the best way to get a more accurate quote is to call our office and speak to our staff about your case.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The client comes in for an initial consultation. Together, we discuss the issues surrounding the case and eventually come up with a plan to resolve these concerns. Once hired, the client comes in to sign preliminary paperwork (contract, legal documents, etc.) and pay the retainer. After which, we immediately begin working on your case.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. With this expertise, I can help you navigate a high-conflict case, or recognize when a case needs to be settled. I am well trained to understand the intricacies of both kinds of cases and everything in between.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I developed a strong civil litigation background handling complex litigation matters including real estate, contracts, business, ERISA litigation, and personal injury matters before I turned to family law. Simply put, I discovered that I am "born" to be a family law attorney. I discovered that I enjoy the intellectual challenges, have that special something that gives me the strength to handle the day in-day out custody problems, love the in-court battles, and get a special joy that comes from a job well done (getting that victory hug from a client makes my day).
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with a variety of different people and personality types. From blue collar to white collar, mothers to fathers, low income families to wealthy. We welcome everyone.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Take time to take care of yourself. During a tumultuous legal battle, it is easy to get immersed in the details of it all. At times, people lose energy and get "too tired to fight." This can hurt them in the long run if they cheat themselves out of a proper negotiation. That is why it is crucial to Take. Care. Of. Yourself. Aim to have healthy outlets and surround yourself with supportive people. Sometimes cases feel like an uphill battle, and the last thing you want, is to burn out when you are almost at the finish line. It is crucial that you preserve your energy not only for your legal battle, but for the people who depend on you most...your family.