Renkin & Associates Family Law Blog

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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In many divorces, spouses’ pensions and other retirement accounts will be among the highest-value assets they want to protect during their divorce. From IRAs and 401ks to pension plans, these accounts are often the most valuable assets to be divided in a divorce proceeding. Pensions and retirement accounts are in many ways treated similarly to other types of assets, including being split into separate property and marital or community property.  They are also subject to…
Any divorce can be complicated – emotionally, financially, and legally. However, when one or both spouses is a member of the military, the issues can be even more complex.  In addition to the normal issues that any couple may face in a divorce, there are often added questions of how certain military benefits will be divided. After 20 years of service, you are eligible for a defined benefit military pension. Under federal law, if you…
One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce involving children is making custody decisions. As parents, you want to minimize the impact of your divorce on your children. You also want to make sure that you still get to spend as much time as possible with your kids. A potential solution is a co-parenting arrangement known as “nesting”. With this type of agreement, the kids stay in the family home — or nest —…
One of the most contentious aspects of many family law cases is child custody — and the order to pay child support that often accompanies custody determinations. In some cases, one parent has primary physical custody of the kids, and the other parent is ordered to pay child support. But if the parents share physical custody equally, then the calculation may change. You may assume that a 50/50 custody arrangement means that you won’t have…
One of the most contentious aspects of many family law cases is child custody — and the order to pay child support that often accompanies custody determinations. In some cases, one parent has primary physical custody of the kids, and the other parent is ordered to pay child support. But if the parents share physical custody equally, then the calculation may change. You may assume that a 50/50 custody arrangement means that you won’t have…
There are some grave situations in which a concerned parent or family member may have the full right to petition a California court for an emergency hearings child custody that helps grant an order regarding custody or visitation with a troubling parent. One of the main reasons why parents will petition for an emergency child custody hearing is to get their results much faster than waiting for the next available date on a court’s typically…
There are some grave situations in which a concerned parent or family member may have the full right to petition a California court for an emergency hearings child custody that helps grant an order regarding custody or visitation with a troubling parent. One of the main reasons why parents will petition for an emergency child custody hearing is to get their results much faster than waiting for the next available date on a court’s typically…
Couples will always break up in unique ways, but typically there will be a point in which a married couple will separate and live apart prior to completing their divorce settlement. When a separated couple lives in different states, the divorce settlement process can become somewhat more complicated. You just see the divorce spouse blog. On this page, we’re going to discuss all the details you need to understand when it comes to this type…
Couples will always break up in unique ways, but typically there will be a point in which a married couple will separate and live apart prior to completing their divorce settlement. When a separated couple lives in different states, the divorce settlement process can become somewhat more complicated. You just see the divorce spouse blog. On this page, we’re going to discuss all the details you need to understand when it comes to this type…
For divorcing spouses who want to end their marriage without resorting to litigation, there are a few options available. One of these options is divorce mediation. In mediation, the spouses and their respective attorneys work with a neutral third-party mediator, who, unlike a judge, does not render any binding decisions. Instead, the mediator’s role is to help the spouses come to terms amicably so that they do not have to ask a judge to set…