Genesis Family Law

Empowering You Through Divorce with Expert Legal Guidance

Chula Vista Office: (619) 422-7722 | Mission Valley Office: (858) 275-2055

Chula Vista Office: (619) 422-7722

Mission Valley Office: (858) 275-2055

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, we have expanded our options for remote consultations. Please contact our office to discuss whether a full phone consultation or video conference is appropriate for your situation.

Richard M. Renkin

Of Counsel

Location: 2655 Camino del Rio North, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 619-299-7100

Richard Renkin

Richard M. Renkin has been assisting clients in the San Diego area with family law matters since 1991. He focuses his practice on representing business owners, attorneys, doctors, engineers, scientists, and other professionals and high-net-worth individuals in all matters relating to marriage, divorce, and same-sex marriages.

Richard M. Renkin is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization in 2005. This certification ensures that only lawyers with significant experience and knowledge of California family law become recognized by the Board. To achieve this certification, Richard demonstrated significant, recent experience in family law, satisfied intensive educational requirements, passed a written exam, received favorable recommendations from peers, and successfully represented himself in front of a panel of family law experts.

Richard is also an active member of his community, serving as a Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem for Superior Courts and participating in various community organizations and was also named as a finalist for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year in 2014. His contributions to the local San Diego community include:

  • Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem for Superior Courts Downtown, East County, North County and South Bay
  • San Diego Downtown Host Lions Club
    • President (2010-2011)
    • Member, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees (Present)
  • Board of Directors for Kid’s Turn – Member (2010 – 2013)
  • Fundraising for Hannah’s House and Kids’ Turn
  • San Carlos Little League
    • Umpire (2001 – Present)
    • Umpire–in-Chief (2005 season)
  • San Diego Referral Exchange – Past President and Member of Board of Directors, (1994 – 2005)
  • Tifereth Israel Synagogue – Member
  • Congregation Beth Israel Men’s Club – President (1996-1997)
  • Congregation Beth Israel Board of Directors – Member (1996-1997)
  • San Diego Nice Guys Member
  • Pro Visors (2009- Present)

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Restraining Orders
  • Guardianship
  • Civil Unions

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar
  • Association – Member
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of California – Member (1987 to present)
  • Lawyers Referral and Information Service Provider, Family and Commercial Law Panels – Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association Executive Board, Certified Family Law Specialists Committee – Member
  • San Diego Subcommittee of FLEXCOM, Family Law Section Executive Committee – Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California – Admitted to Practice (1987 to present)


  • Selected to the 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers List
  • The AV Preeminent Judicial Award 2016
  • Finalist for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year in 2014

Family Law

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) or Assisted Reproduction

Child Custody and Support

Divorce / Domestic Violence

Juvenile Dependency

Mediation and Discovery Referee Services

Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements

Spousal Support

High-Net Worth Divorce

Complex Property Division

Dividing Retirement And Investments

How Is A Business Divided In A Divorce?

Uncovering Assets

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Chula Vista Office

660 Bay Blvd.
Suite 212
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Chula Vista Law Office Map

Mission Valley Office

2655 Camino del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Mission Valley Law Office Map

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