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Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP
  • Serving Riverside Co., CA
  • One World Trade Center, Suite 2150, Long Beach, CA 90832-1940
  • As the largest family law firm in the greater South Bay area, and with over 40 years of experience, BGD has the dedication and knowledge required to handle every type of family law matter.
  • Peer Reviews
    4.6/5.0 (19)
    Client Reviews
    79% Recommended (14)
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About our office

As the largest family law firm in the 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 attorneys. From litigation to mediation to collaborative divorce, BGD has a proven track record of favorably resolving client cases through skilled representation and strong advocacy.

The firm handles a range of matters, including marital dissolution and separation, child custody and visitation disputes, division of property/business valuation, child and spousal support, paternity disputes, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, domestic partnerships and domestic violence.

While most family law firms are small, our seven-attorney firm has the resources to attend to all manner of clients' needs. For clients who prefer to resolve their matters outside of court, we have attorneys who specialize in non-litigation alternatives, such as divorce mediation and divorce collaborative practice. For cases that can only be handled in court, our litigation attorneys are highly skilled at negotiating settlements and producing positive trial outcomes, particularly in high-conflict cases.

Office Details

Contact Information:
877-639-9754  Phone
562-431-2000  Phone
562-431-2100  Fax
www.bgdlawyers.com
Mailing Address:
One World Trade Center, Suite 2150, Long Beach, CA 90832-1940
Office Size:
8
Payment Information:
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Office Hours:
    Monday
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Tuesday
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Wednesday
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Thursday
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Friday
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Saturday
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Sunday
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

    Areas of Practice (29)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Long Beach office:

    • Family Law
    • Child Custody and Support
    • Divorce
    • Alimony
    • Annulment
    • Child Custody
    • Child Custody Mediation
    • Child Dependency
    • Child Support
    • Collaborative Family Law
    • Divorce Mediation
    • Divorce Taxation
    • Family Mediation
    • Legal Separation
    • Marital Agreements
    • Marital Property Distribution
    • Marital Property Settlements
    • Name Changes
    • No Fault Divorce
    • Parental Rights
    • Parenting Time
    • Paternity
    • Post Divorce Modification
    • Post Nuptial Agreements
    • Premarital Agreements
    • Restraining Orders
    • Spousal Support
    • Uncontested Divorce
    • Visitation Rights

    People (8)

    Peer Reviews

    • 4.6/5.0 (19)
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.6/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.6/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.6/5.0
    • Communication

      4.6/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.6/5.0
    • Janet E. Dockstader Read all 7 Reviews

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/13/16 in Family Law

      Janet has a wealth of knowledge and experience in family law. That expertise, coupled with her sensitivity and compassion for her clients ensures tha...

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      Janet has a wealth of knowledge and experience in family law. That expertise, coupled with her sensitivity and compassion for her clients ensures that her clients get the results they want and the emotional support they need.

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
      • Analytical Capability

        5.0/5.0
      • Judgment

        5.0/5.0
      • Communication

        5.0/5.0
      • Legal Experience

        5.0/5.0
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    • John J. Gilligan Read all 12 Reviews

      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/11/11 in Family Law

      John is an excellent lawyer who is well respected as a Certified Family Law Specialist.

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      John is an excellent lawyer who is well respected as a Certified Family Law Specialist.

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
      • Analytical Capability

        5.0/5.0
      • Judgment

        5.0/5.0
      • Communication

        5.0/5.0
      • Legal Experience

        5.0/5.0
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    Client Reviews

    • 4.3/5.0 (14)
    • 79% (11)
    • Communication

      4.5/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.4/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.2/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.1/5.0
    • My daughter was abused by the step father and neglected by the mother. Janet's initial court appearance was suppose to be a simple hearing for a conti...

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      My daughter was abused by the step father and neglected by the mother. Janet's initial court appearance was suppose to be a simple hearing for a continuance. Instead she adapted, improvised and overcame spending 7 hours of time that day in Norwalk Department Y. She ensured my daughter was protected which is what mattered to me. I will always be grateful for her quick thinking and appropriate actions. When your child's safety matters Janet is someone you want.

      • Communication

        5.0/5.0
      • Responsiveness

        5.0/5.0
      • Quality of Service

        5.0/5.0
      • Value for Money

        5.0/5.0
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    • The first thing that made Michael stand out was the quick and deep understanding that he had on my affair, which allowed him to have excellent perspec...

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      The first thing that made Michael stand out was the quick and deep understanding that he had on my affair, which allowed him to have excellent perspective, and review some angles of it that i would never thought of. He made every legal complexity clear and understandable for me, and walked me through the process step by step, making sure i was on the same page with him. He proposed multiple different handling trying for the most suitable solution. Overall, he is a true expert on his field.

      • Communication

        5.0/5.0
      • Responsiveness

        5.0/5.0
      • Quality of Service

        5.0/5.0
      • Value for Money

        5.0/5.0
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    • Mrs. Tomeo, Helped me gain full custody of my son, and handled my divorce extremely well. I would go to her all over again.

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      Mrs. Tomeo, Helped me gain full custody of my son, and handled my divorce extremely well. I would go to her all over again.

      • Communication

        5.0/5.0
      • Responsiveness

        5.0/5.0
      • Quality of Service

        5.0/5.0
      • Value for Money

        5.0/5.0
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    • Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP

      4.8/5.0 on 09/24/13 on 09/24/13

      They were there for me when it mattered the most. Having this kind of experience by my side was priceless. I am forever grateful.

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      They were there for me when it mattered the most. Having this kind of experience by my side was priceless. I am forever grateful.

      • Communication

        5.0/5.0
      • Responsiveness

        5.0/5.0
      • Quality of Service

        5.0/5.0
      • Value for Money

        4.0/5.0
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    • Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP

      1.0/5.0 on 05/24/12 on 05/24/12

      These people destroy families, and they are the most corrupt law firm in America!!!!They rob u without a gun $500 per hour. Buyer Beware!!!!

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      These people destroy families, and they are the most corrupt law firm in America!!!!They rob u without a gun $500 per hour. Buyer Beware!!!!

      • Communication

        1.0/5.0
      • Responsiveness

        1.0/5.0
      • Quality of Service

        1.0/5.0
      • Value for Money

        1.0/5.0
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      One World Trade Center, Suite 2150
      Long Beach, CA 90832-1940

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