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Your Family Law & Divorce Attorneys in Long Beach, Los Angeles & Orange County

We all hope for a calm, worry-free life but it doesn’t always turn out that way. When you need someone to steer the ship while you weather the storm with you, Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich is here for you.

At GFT, we can help you with a wide range of less-than-pleasant matters, including marital dissolution, child custody disputes, division of property, business valuation, child support, paternity disputes, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, and criminal offenses.

As the one of the largest family law firms in the greater Los Angeles, Long Beach, & Orange County area, our staff of five attorneys will stand firmly behind you with a proven track record of success. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Our Practice Areas

Family Law Practice

Life is full of challenges, and some of the hardest come from within the family. Many of these situations occur suddenly, with little time to comprehend. When you’re going through a tough situation, you may feel as though you can’t navigate through it, especially when you're feeling alone. With Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, you do not ever have to feel like you're alone. We will firmly stand behind you. Our strong team of attorneys are here to represent you, being your best advocate inside and outside of the courtroom. Lawyers at Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich provide the personal attention your case deserves at every step of the process. We fully understand that every family faces a unique set of obstacles, and no two families are alike when it comes to family law litigation. Of the hardships you and your family endure, some cause great emotional distress or damage that requires understanding and experienced attorneys like ours. With this in mind, our law firm offers a comprehensive range of services to address and help resolve legal difficulties. These include divorce mediation, legal separation, child custody, child support, and spousal support. With years of experience, our skilled attorneys are equipped to handle complex and high profile issues with full confidentiality. We will work diligently to surmount all conflicts through mediation, collaborative practice, and advisement. We negotiate favorable settlements whenever it is possible and advocate tirelessly for all of our clients in the courtroom to obtain the most successful outcomes.

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Criminal Law Practice

There are a lot of emotions that occur as a result of being charged with a criminal offense. We understand that these not only affect the individual charged, but also those who are close to them. You may experience stress, uncertainty, panic, fear, or any other number of overwhelming emotions. When you are in this type of situation, you need someone who will listen to you and stand by you, judgment-free. The defense attorneys at Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich are the ones you want at your side. We will advocate for you, approaching your case using the highest quality of legal services. Our firm's criminal law department allows us to skillfully and efficiently address all aspects of our client's case. As a previous top prosecutor at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Kristin Trutanich has comprehensive experience in criminal litigation. You can trust her and her team of lawyers to navigate the courtroom and fight for the best possible outcome. They will be attentive and thoroughly investigate all of the details of your side of the story with care. With the use of effective communication, they'll ensure you are always aware of any updates that develop during your case. Our defense attorneys handle all misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile cases, DUI defenses, and domestic violence charges with a deep understanding of California law and commitment to resolving cases favorably. We possess all of the necessary resources to guide you through your criminal offense. Connect with us today to schedule a free criminal law consultation.

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Our Attorneys

When you’re going through a tough time, you need a full team on your side. Our five-attorney firm has all of the resources to attend to our clients' needs.

Our Approach to Family, Divorce & Criminal Law

We recognize that legal cases involve sensitive and private issues, and our attorneys prioritize your needs and confidentiality above all else. It’s true that these obstacles can often be emotionally draining and trying. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal services through issues concerning family, divorce, and criminal law.

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Experienced Attorneys

Our top-notch divorce, criminal, and family law attorneys are equipped with dozens of years of litigation and courtroom experience.

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Proven Track Record

We have a proven track record of favorably resolving the cases our clients bring to us through skilled representation and strong advocacy.

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Personalized Attention

We provide personal attention at every step of the process and have the staff to tackle complex and high-profile issues.

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A Strong Team

At GFT, we offer a team approach to each case so you can always connect with someone who can help out.

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Comprehensive Approach

We incorporate a combination of top-notch litigators and experts in non-litigation alternatives for a comprehensive approach to family and criminal law.

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Industry Relationships

We have relationships with many experts who may be needed in your case, such as private investigators, domestic violence experts, and more.

100+ Years Collective Experience

Our Law Firm's History

Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, was co-founded by John J. Gilligan, who has been practicing family law in Long Beach since 1981. Janine M. Frisco is also a partner, as is Kristin Trutanich. Together, they are the area’s most comprehensive legal stronghold.

GFT has helped individuals and their families surmount their legal difficulties for the past several decades. We are proud to serve Southern California, and have the dedication and experience required to handle every type of issue.

The Team of Attorneys You’ve Been Looking For

Our experienced team of professionals will guide you through life’s murkiest waters. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we have the resources needed to represent clients in all aspects of family and criminal law.

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We have two offices conveniently located in Long Beach & Palos Verdes. We represent clients in courts throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties.