MORE THAN JUST EXPERIENCE
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 seven 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
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
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division & Complex Property
Upcoming News & Events
Sandcastles Children's Program is a nationally known and respected program that assists children, ages 6-17, in dealing with their parents' divorce or separation. Concurrently, the program educates parents about their children's experiences and offers advice on how to best help them with the transition. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader was chosen to be featured on KCAL 9’s “California Adventure TV,” and will appear in its upcoming legal segment as one of Southern California’s Best Family Law Firms. read more
BGD has a brand new channel on Youtube! We will be adding new videos shortly. To view BGD's Youtube channel and to subscribe, click here.
Did you know that at least half of the marriages in California end in divorce? Just as couples carefully plan their weddings, if divorce occurs, it should be carefully planned. Collaborative Practice California, the statewide resource for Collaborative Practice groups in California, and of which John J. Gilligan is a member, has designed the Divorce Options Workshops as a community service to inform couples about all their divorce choices. read more
The Los Angeles Daily Journal interviewed BGD’s partners for an upcoming profile piece in the newspaper’s Small Firms section. read more
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New Topic: Considering Divorce? Knowing Why You Should Stay or Go