Richard M. Renkin has been assisting clients in the San Diego area with family law matters since 1991.
Richard is well-versed in negotiating, mediating, and litigating agreements and conflicts relating to marriages and civil unions. His personal attentiveness and legal acumen make him a trusted advisor and powerful advocate for clients who are serious about protecting their assets and enforcing their legal rights.
What it Means to be a Certified Family Law Specialist
Richard M. Renkin is a Certified Family Law Specialist. He received his certification from the California Board of Legal Specialization in 2005.
The grueling certification process ensures that only the lawyers who have significant experience and intimate knowledge of California family law become recognized by the Board. In order to become a Certified Family Law Specialist, a lawyer must: (i) demonstrate significant, recent experience in the field of family law, (ii) satisfy intensive educational requirements (beyond law school, (iii) pass a written exam, (iv) receive favorable recommendations from his or her peers in the legal community, and (v) successfully represent himself or herself in front of a panel of family law experts.
Certification requires real-world practice experience in all of the following areas:
- Restraining orders and domestic violence cases
- Divorce (dissolution of marriage), legal separation, and annulments
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Support modifications
- Division of community property
- Confirmation of separate property
- Tax issues relating to divorces under California law
- Contempt and enforcement matters
- Mediation and negotiation of family law disputes
- Psychological and counseling aspects of divorce
California law also requires Certified Family Law Specialists to meet continuing education requirements in order to retain their certification. Board certification is a serious matter, and it reflects a serious commitment to providing truly top-notch representation within a focused area of the law.