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 dfirms 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


Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader has moved its offices to the 17th Floor in the World Trade Center. Please note our new Suite Number #1740 effective September 18, 2017.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS is hosting his Family Law Study Group's October Meeting with Guest Speaker Dennis S. Smith of Stratis Financial

On October 11, 2017, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS will host this month's meeting for his Family Law Study Group which will feature guest speaker Dennis S. Smith of Stratis Financial on the topics of proving the marital standard of living and managing your money after divorce.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS volunteers as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Superior Courts

John J. Gilligan, CFLS volunteers his time twice a month to act as a Judge Pro Tem (an attorney who has been appointed to serve as a judge as a substitute for a regular judge) at various Los Angeles Superior Courts including Long Beach, Los Angeles, Torrance and Norwalk. read more

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