Renkin & Associates, APLC

Richard M. Renkin & Associates provides professional, aggressive representation in Family Law from mediation to complex litigation including divorce, custody, support, & property division & evaluation. Founded in 1991, the firm has particular experience handling marriage dissolutions for high-net-worth clients and professionals.

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While there are a few different ways to describe and categorize the various methods of getting a divorce in California, in the broadest terms, a divorce can either be “contested” or “uncontested.” In a contested divorce, the spouses go to court and present arguments to a judge who then renders a binding decision. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses work through the divorce process amicably, and then they submit a marital settlement agreement to the…
While not required in all cases, in some divorces, it will be necessary for one or both spouses to submit to what is known as a “730 evaluation.” In California, 730 evaluations are commonly utilized in connection with child custody determinations, although they can be used to resolve other aspects of a couple’s divorce as well. So, What Is It? A 730 evaluation is a tool that can be used to obtain expert advice to…
While not required in all cases, in some divorces, it will be necessary for one or both spouses to submit to what is known as a “730 evaluation.” In California, 730 evaluations are commonly utilized in connection with child custody determinations, although they can be used to resolve other aspects of a couple’s divorce as well. So, What Is It? A 730 evaluation is a tool that can be used to obtain expert advice to…
Dealing with custody issues can be one of the most stressful, difficult, and frustrating aspects of attempting to move on after a separation or divorce. If your child’s other parent is not adhering to the terms of your custody arrangement, this can have negative consequences for your child as well. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “Research shows that parental conflict often takes a profound emotional toll on children caught in the middle,…
Dealing with custody issues can be one of the most stressful, difficult, and frustrating aspects of attempting to move on after a separation or divorce. If your child’s other parent is not adhering to the terms of your custody arrangement, this can have negative consequences for your child as well. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “Research shows that parental conflict often takes a profound emotional toll on children caught in the middle,…
There are a variety of circumstances under which a parent or other interested party may need to seek the termination of parental rights. For obvious reasons, this is a matter that is taken very seriously in California, and there are strict substantive and procedural requirements for pursuing the termination of parental rights in the California courts. Whether you are seeking to protect your (or someone else’s) child from cruelty or neglect, you are seeking to…
There are a variety of circumstances under which a parent or other interested party may need to seek the termination of parental rights. For obvious reasons, this is a matter that is taken very seriously in California, and there are strict substantive and procedural requirements for pursuing the termination of parental rights in the California courts. Whether you are seeking to protect your (or someone else’s) child from cruelty or neglect, you are seeking to…
How many text messages have you and your spouse sent one another over the course of your marriage? While text messaging is still a relatively new means of communication, it has also become one of the most common forms of communication, and spouses routinely text one another about matters ranging from mundane day-to-day scheduling to financial concerns and disputes that carry over from in-person arguments. So, if you are preparing to go through a divorce,…
How many text messages have you and your spouse sent one another over the course of your marriage? While text messaging is still a relatively new means of communication, it has also become one of the most common forms of communication, and spouses routinely text one another about matters ranging from mundane day-to-day scheduling to financial concerns and disputes that carry over from in-person arguments. So, if you are preparing to go through a divorce,…
While there are now many options when it comes to establishing a custody and visitation (or parenting time) schedule in California, many divorcing and separating parents choose a schedule that provides one parent with primary custody and the other parent with visitation every other weekend. In order to avoid confusion about scheduling, some couples choose to specify that the non-custodial parent will have visitation rights on the first, third, and fifth weekend of every month.…