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 LA County Bar Association's family law executive committee (FLEXCOM), which recently formed a new Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) program in Compton.

Mr. Gilligan graciously volunteered to be the DSO in D-2. In this capacity, he will be donating his time monthly, and/or twice quarterly, to assist the LASC Central district in settling its family law cases. He will take cases from the department that are ready to go to trial, or to Request for Order (RFO), and try to get the parties to settle in order to avoid going to court and to reduce the backlog of unresolved cases. read more

John Gilligan Reappointed Again to the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Family Law Section

BGD is proud to announce that John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist*, has been reappointed to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar, a great honor. John's term will run through June 2017. read more

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