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 nine 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, Participates in Newly Formed Daily Settlement Officer Program

BGD's own Certified Family Law Specialist, John J. Giligan, is a member of the family law executive committee (FLEXCOM) for the LA County Bar Association which is forming a new Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) program in Compton beginning March 12, 2015. John has also volunteered to be one of the program's initial settlement officers donating his time to assist the Compton court in settling its family law cases. The reason for the DSO program is that the courts had to dismantle the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program in the last round of budget cuts. The Los Angeles County Bar Family Law section stepped in to fill the gap. The courts are interested in providing improved service to members of the Compton community. read more

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Hosts MCLE Presentation with Raymond R. Goldstein, Esq. on Support, EQ & Fee Enforcement

Raymond R. Goldstein, Esq., and Chair of the State Bar of California's Family Law Section, will give an MCLE presentation to Brandmeyer Gilligan Dockstader's paralegals and attorneys titled, "Support, EQ & Fee Enforcement: A Few Basics, and Well Beyond," on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. read more

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