The Divorce Law Firm of Richard C. Young

Divorce sucks.

If your case is in San Mateo County,

let me help you through it.

Divorce can be daunting. The conflict, the cost, the stress, and the confusion of a complicated process can be overwhelming. I know, I’ve been there. But divorce doesn’t have to be such an awful experience. While divorce will never be easy, divorce doesn’t have to be so hard.

I Can Help

With my guidance and experience, I can try to make your divorce less painful. As someone with years of teaching experience prior to law school, I can draw on that background to demystify the divorce process and make it more understandable. And as a divorce survivor, I know what you are going through and can offer realistic, practical advice.

Resolve Your Case Effectively

While I take the approach that reasonable cooperation is the key to resolving matters efficiently, if need be, I can be an aggressive advocate for my client’s interests. At The Divorce Law Firm of Richard C. Young, I seek the most effective route to resolving the issues and bringing final closure to the matter, so the people involved can find peace … and move on.

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Reasons to Choose Me


At the Divorce Law Firm of Richard C. Young, I do one thing: divorces. So, you know I will be well-versed in the law and up-to-speed on the latest changes. Plus, I practice in just one county, San Mateo, so you can be sure I have plenty of experience in front of the Family Law judges.


With over 15 years of litigation experience in the Bay Area, I know what it takes to resolve a case. Since handling my first divorce – my own, I have learned the special dynamics of a divorce case that makes it so unique.


As someone who has experienced divorce myself, I get great satisfaction in helping clients get through a difficult time and move on. Plus, I am a competitive person: I love to win and really hate to lose. My competitive streak can be a real asset to clients when cooperation isn’t working.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.

  • Law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

    Free First Consultation

I believe the relationship between a divorce lawyer and his client is critical to effectively resolve a case. So, in addition to having an opportunity to learn about divorces, a free consultation is a great chance for both a potential client and me to get to know each other and decide if we would like to work together.

I Specialize In:


Legal separation

Property division

Spousal support (alimony)

Child custody and visitation

Child support

Post-divorce modifications

Domestic violence


What Clients Say

Rick Young has helped me through a very difficult phase in my life. He has been there for me as a divorce lawyer and a friend. He is responsive, resourceful, and thinks outside the box when solving problems.  I appreciate all his help. If your looking for more than just a lawyer, I highly recommend Rick.
— Dr. Alexander L.
“Richard was a fantastic advocate for me during my lengthy divorce, helping me navigate the outrageously complicated legal system in California and I couldn’t recommend him more.”
— Stewart G.
I was extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated, candid and ethical attorney as Rick. His straightforward approach and legal advice were always on-target, sound and logical. He was always available for guidance and clarification on matters of the law and courtroom procedures, but he also demonstrated a deep understanding in the many challenges a dedicated father and family man will face during the context of a divorce. I particularly appreciated Rick’s irreproachable character and moral principles, to be able to see beyond the case and recognize how to safely and ethically proceed under tremendously difficult circumstances.
— Shaun R.

Contact me any time to get a FREE initial consultation to see how I can help make your divorce go more smoothly.

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Divorce is never easy, but it doesn’t have to

be so hard.

Let me help.