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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Child custody and support are two separate arrangements in California, but under the state’s timeshare custody rule, they impact one another. 
When you and your spouse (or the court) create a custody agreement, one parent typically ends up with fewer hours per week than the other. This parent is the one who will be responsible for paying child support, but

When you are facing divorce as a physician with a private practice, issues like property division and child custody become more complicated, even if the separation is amicable. In fact, there are several unique concerns during the process of divorcing as a doctor, including:

  • Putting together a custody and visitation schedule
  • Valuing the medical practice and dividing the marital estate

When couples divorce in California, one of the biggest questions that arises is who gets what? Like child custody and visitation, property division is one of the most emotionally challenging aspects of divorce because cars, homes, and other personal property can represent years of hard work and/or sentimental value.
California is a community property state. This means that in general,

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

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

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

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.

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