San Diego Divorce Lawyer

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Richard M. Renkin brings nearly 30 years’ experience to helping individuals protect what matters most.

When you are facing a divorce or other complicated family situation with legal implications, experience matters. You need an attorney who not only knows the law, but who knows how to use it to protect your interests. With your financial future, your relationship with your children, and your business all potentially on the line, you need an attorney who can call on decades of experience to develop a strategy custom-tailored to achieving the results you desire. We serve clients in San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff-by-the Sea, Leucadia, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Solana Beach.

A Recognized Authority on Family & Divorce Law

Richard M. Renkin is a recognized authority on family and divorce law. Here are a few of his notable achievements:

  • A Certified Family Law Specialist from the state of California– a distinction held by only a small minority of family law attorneys
  • Received the highest possible ratings from both his clients and his peers in the legal community, including a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo and the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent/Judicial Edition Award.
  • Former President of the San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Featured by media outlets including ESPN radio.

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Mr. Renkin was a powerful advocate when I was battling for custody of my son. His expertise in father’s rights proved invaluable in the outcome of my case. Read More or Leave Your Own Review
Kevin O.


After ending a 14-year relationship, my girlfriend wanted a significant interest in my property. Mr. Renkin successfully protected what I had worked so hard for. Read More or Leave Your Own Review
Peter U.


Before your help, my ex  intimidated attorneys, schools, and the children’s healthcare providers.  I’m pleased that, with Richard’s help, literally for the first time in years (!), this is no longer working.  I’ll be happy to refer if I come across someone who needs a good attorney who doesn’t back down. Read More or Leave Your Own Review


Despite the amount of what I have paid, …I feel I have not paid you enough for the services you have provided for me. Read More or Leave Your Own Review
Rebecca C.

Experienced Representing Business Owners, Professionals and High-Net Worth Individuals

Attorney Richard M. Renkin focuses a large portion of his practice on representing business owners, professionals and other high-net worth individuals. Whether you own a business or private practice, or you have accumulated substantial assets before or during your marriage, you will face unique challenges during your divorce that require careful pre-planning and a strategic approach. With his focus on high-net-worth divorces, Richard M. Renkin has helped numerous clients successfully protect their assets while maintaining control of their businesses and long-term investments.

Serving Active & Retired Military Officers in CA

Richard M. Renkin also has extensive experience representing military officers in divorces, custody disputes and other family law matters. Whether you are temporarily stationed in North County or North County is considered your permanent “domicile,” Law Office of Renkin & Associates is here to help. From questions relating to overseas deployment to the division of military pensions, military divorces present many unique issues as well, and Richard M. Renkin is experienced in helping both active and retired military officers protect their interests during the divorce process.

Read Our Free California Family Law Resources

Whether this is your first divorce or you are seeking to end a second or subsequent marriage, you are likely to encounter a number of unfamiliar terms and issues along the way. At Law Office of Renkin & Associates, we have published several free resources to help you feel more comfortable with your situation. On our website, you will find more than 15 pages of detailed answers to FAQs, and our blog contains over 100 articles on topics ranging from questions to ask at your initial case evaluation to calculating alimony and child support during your divorce.

Protect What’s Yours. Get Started with a Confidential Case Evaluation.

If you are facing a divorce or other family law matter in North County, California, we invite you to contact us to discuss your situation. No matter how complex (or how simple) your personal circumstances, at Law Office of Renkin & Associates we have the experience and insights to meet your needs. To inquire about a confidential initial case evaluation, call 619-299-7100 or get in touch online today.

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