Manhattan Beach Divorce Attorneys | Irvine and Long Beach Family Law

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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

John J. Gilligan, CFLS has been selected to help develop a more efficient Judgment processing system for the Los Angeles Superior Court

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS, has been selected by Judge Thomas Trent Lewis, the Family Law Presiding Judge at the Los Angeles Superior Court, to be on a team that will provide input and develop a more efficient system to process Judgments and reduce return time to less than 30 days.

Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS is being recognized as the "Best of Long Beach" for Family Law Attorney in the Beachcomber Newspaper

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS is being recognized as the "Best of Long Beach" for Family Law Attorney in the Beachcomber Newspaper. The Beachcomber will be announcing and celebrating the "Best in Long Beach" on April 14, 2017. read more

Paralegal Brianne Cram is Volunteering at the Orange County Paralegal Association's Huntington State Beach Clean-Up Event

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Paralegal Brianne Cram will be volunteering at the Huntington State Beach Clean-Up on April 8 2017 as part of an event organized by the Orange County Paralegal Association along with Wavehuggers.  In addition to helping to keep the beaches clean, there will also be a presentation on coastal conservation and marine debris. read more

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