Manhattan Beach Divorce Attorneys | Irvine and Long Beach Family Law

We Offer Integrity, Commitment, Results

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP has been assisting individuals and their families with family law matters for more than 40 years.

As the largest family law firm in the Long Beach and greater South Bay area, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP (BGD) has the dedication and experience required to handle every type of family law matter. Specializing in complex family matters, BGD has a staff of eight experienced attorneys. Combining top-notch litigators with experts in non-litigation alternatives, BGD emerges as one of the most well-rounded firms in the family law practice area in Southern California.

BGD has the resources and services associated with a large firm yet still provides clients the personal attention of a smaller firm at every step of the process so that the best possible outcome can be achieved. From litigation to mediation to collaborative divorce, BGD has a proven track record of favorably resolving cases through skilled representation and strong advocacy.

With our office in the World Trade Center in Long Beach, our firm is the largest family law firm in the greater South Bay area. We represent clients in family law courts throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties. read more

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Meet the Team

At Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, our team of attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of family law. We recognize that family law cases involve sensitive issues and can be emotionally draining on the client. We are dedicated to providing our clients the highest quality legal service to effectively represent them. read more

Upcoming News & Events

John J. Gilligan, CFLS serves as a Daily Settlement Officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court – Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles.

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS has regularly volunteered his time to serve as a Daily Settlement Officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court – Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Mr. Gilligan, in his role as neutral settlement officer will meet with the parties and their attorneys to assist the parties in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the case and provide the parties with an opportunity to reach an agreement using a problem-solving approach.

Paralegal Linda Caravana has become an official Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer.

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Paralegal Linda Caravana has completed her training and has been appointed as an official Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer. She was already assigned her first case to investigate wherein the court ended up following her recommendations. read more

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