Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen (née Zhalkovsky)

A dual-qualified divorce specialist
Family Law Team
Senior Associate Solicitor
St Albans
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I can assist with all aspects of the law as it relates to families and partners, particularly relationship breakdown and the wide range of financial and children issues that can arise as a result.

I have particular expertise in the needs of high-net-worth individuals when it comes to dividing matrimonial finances, and am also experienced in resolving domestic violence situations.

I love working in family law as it enables me to help clients through a difficult time in their lives. I assist by providing realistic and pragmatic legal advice that will achieve the best possible outcome, and have an excellent track record of achieving outstanding results for my clients.

I am dual qualified to practice law in England & Wales and the United States, which can be extremely valuable for international families and relationships. I was born in the former Soviet Union in the former Republic of Ukraine, under the surname Zhalkovsky and Russian is my native language. My family relocated to the United States when I was 10 years old. I have first-hand experience of the difficulties faced by expats when dealing with foreign laws and regulations in their new home country, and I am proud to be able to assist Russian-speaking expats to navigate the English family law system in their own language. 


  • Member of Resolution
  • Dual qualified in England & Wales and the United States
  • Member of the California State Bar
  • Speaks fluent Russian

What my clients say

"Julie Cohen always gives excellent advice and support, and has never hesitated to take the time to alleviate my concerns or sometime lack of understanding of the system. She has made the process a bearable one by taking on a lot of the stress and strain around this situation." - Legal 500 2024

"A big thank you for all the support and guidance you offered whilst dealing with my matter. You played a big role in my divorce settlement and beyond." - Anonymous Client 2022

"Thank you for all your support and the hard work carried out on my behalf during my case. I couldn't have got such a good result without you, so I'm very grateful for everything." - Anonymous Client 2022

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