Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorneys You Can Trust

Going through a divorce can be traumatic, but at Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, we can make your experience less difficult with the proper legal advice and guidance needed to steer you through the complicated process. Unfortunately, we can’t make it completely painless, but we do have decades of experience helping clients through tough times and can provide the

expertise and support necessary to minimize as much of the pain of the dissolution process as possible. Our staff includes attorneys with backgrounds in business and civil litigation, who specialize in handling divorces that involve complex financial issues, high-conflict litigation, and detailed custody matters.

Our Divorce Attorney’s Approach

You can have confidence in our ability to represent you and stand by you throughout the entirety of the divorce process. Initially, a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed to start the action to terminate a marriage. The divorce is finalized when a Judgment of Dissolution is entered from the court. The judge will set forth the division of property, custody and a parenting plan, if there are minor children, and child and spousal support, depending on the circumstances at hand. We understand that every California divorce is unique, which is why we tailor our services to meet the needs of each one of our clients. For clients whose situations are agreeable, our attorneys can resolve family conflicts through mediation, collaborative practice, and divorce advisement. In more arduous cases where settlement isn’t an option, we’re prepared to advocate for our clients in the courtroom until all parties are placated. Our divorce lawyers have decades of experience helping clients navigate the divorce process with backgrounds in business and civil litigation. We will support and help you overcome this difficult time, so that you can move forward and begin your next chapter.

GFT’s Areas of Expertise

As one of the largest family law firms in the greater Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Orange County area, our supportive staff of eight attorneys will stand firmly behind you with a proven track record of success.

Divorce Litigation

Divorce is another term for dissolution of marriage, which is the procedure to legally end a couple’s marriage. We specialize in making this process as smooth and painless as possible.

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Mediation

Divorce Mediation is a voluntary process where you make decisions together with your spouse based on an understanding of your views, your spouse’s views, and the reality you face.

Learn More

Collaborative Divorce

The goal of Collaborative Practice is to come to a mutually acceptable, negotiated settlement between two parties without having to go to court. If you’re considering it, contact us today.

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Child Visitation

Child custody is often the most contentious and stressful issue considered during a divorce or separation. We can help establish a schedule that’s in the best interest of the children.

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Paternity Law

A paternity action allows a person to secure child support, custody, visitation rights, and child support for a child born to unwed persons or persons in a same sex relationship.

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Property Division

One of the main issues in a divorce is the division of personal property. We have the expertise and understanding to handle all property issues, from simple to complex.

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Pre/Postnuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements are contracts between spouses or prospective spouses which determine the financial rights and obligations in the event of divorce or death.

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Post-Judgement Enforcement

Post-judgment action can be necessary when a party is violating a prior court order or when a parent’s circumstances have changed significantly requiring a modification.

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Our Family Law & Divorce 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.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS has practiced family law for 39 years and handled over 7500 family law matters. He sits on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar and donates several hours of his time each month to the court system as a mediator and Judge Pro Tem.

 

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Janine M. Frisco

Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco’s first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, she is also a staunch advocate for her client’s and a relentless opponent in a court of law. Ms. Frisco regularly litigates complex trials, acts as a mediator for both parties, and collaborates when the parties pursue collaboration.

 

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Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich is a trial attorney with over 13 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence etc.

 

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Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris specializes in California family law with extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property division. Mr. Sarris founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris.

 

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Wendy K. Tse

Wendy K. Tse

Family law attorney, Wendy K. Tse, has practiced family law exclusively since 1998. Ms.Tse specializes in and has extensive experience with matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support etc.

 

LEARN MORE

Divorce Attorneys You Can Trust

Going through a divorce can be traumatic, but at Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, we can make your experience less difficult with the proper legal advice and guidance needed to steer you through the complicated process. Unfortunately, we can’t make it completely painless, but we do have decades of experience helping clients through tough times and can provide the expertise and support necessary to minimize as much of the pain of the dissolution process as possible. Our staff includes attorneys with backgrounds in business and civil litigation, who specialize in handling divorces that involve complex financial issues, high-conflict litigation, and detailed custody matters.

Our Divorce Attorney’s Approach

You can have confidence in our ability to represent you and stand by you throughout the entirety of the divorce process. Initially, a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed to start the action to terminate a marriage. The divorce is finalized when a Judgment of Dissolution is entered from the court. The judge will set forth the division of property, custody and a parenting plan, if there are minor children, and child and spousal support, depending on the circumstances at hand. We understand that every California divorce is unique, which is why we tailor our services to meet the needs of each one of our clients. For clients whose situations are agreeable, our attorneys can resolve family conflicts through mediation, collaborative practice, and divorce advisement. In more arduous cases where settlement isn’t an option, we’re prepared to advocate for our clients in the courtroom until all parties are placated. Our divorce lawyers have decades of experience helping clients navigate the divorce process with backgrounds in business and civil litigation. We will support and help you overcome this difficult time, so that you can move forward and begin your next chapter.

GFT’s Areas of Expertise

As one of the largest family law firms in the greater Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Orange County area, our supportive staff of eight attorneys will stand firmly behind you with a proven track record of success.

Divorce Litigation

Divorce is another term for dissolution of marriage, which is the procedure to legally end a couple’s marriage. We specialize in making this process as smooth and painless as possible.

Learn More

Mediation

Divorce Mediation is a voluntary process where you make decisions together with your spouse based on an understanding of your views, your spouse’s views, and the reality you face.

Learn More

Collaborative Divorce

The goal of Collaborative Practice is to come to a mutually acceptable, negotiated settlement between two parties without having to go to court. If you’re considering it, contact us today.

Learn More

Child Visitation

Child custody is often the most contentious and stressful issue considered during a divorce or separation. We can help establish a schedule that’s in the best interest of the children.

Learn More

Paternity Law

A paternity action allows a person to secure child support, custody, visitation rights, and child support for a child born to unwed persons or persons in a same sex relationship.

Learn More

Property Division

One of the main issues in a divorce is the division of personal property. We have the expertise and understanding to handle all property issues, from simple to complex.

Learn More

Pre/Postnuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements are contracts between spouses or prospective spouses which determine the financial rights and obligations in the event of divorce or death.

Learn More

Post-Judgement Enforcement

Post-judgment action can be necessary when a party is violating a prior court order or when a parent’s circumstances have changed significantly requiring a modification.

Learn More

Our Family Law & Divorce 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.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS has practiced family law for 39 years and handled over 7500 family law matters. He sits on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar and donates several hours of his time each month to the court system as a mediator and Judge Pro Tem.

 

LEARN MORE

Janine M. Frisco

Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco’s first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, she is also a staunch advocate for her client’s and a relentless opponent in a court of law. Ms. Frisco regularly litigates complex trials, acts as a mediator for both parties, and collaborates when the parties pursue collaboration.

 

LEARN MORE

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich is a trial attorney with over 13 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence etc.

 

LEARN MORE

Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris specializes in California family law with extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property division. Mr. Sarris founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris.

 

LEARN MORE

Wendy K. Tse

Wendy K. Tse

Family law attorney, Wendy K. Tse, has practiced family law exclusively since 1998. Ms.Tse specializes in and has extensive experience with matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support etc.

 

LEARN MORE

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.

Experienced Attorneys

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

A Strong Team

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

Proven Track Record

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

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.

Personalized Attention

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

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.

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.

Office
Locations

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

Long Beach Office

One World Trade Center, Suite #1740
Long Beach, CA 90831
Telephone: (562) 431-2000
FAX: (562) 431-2100

Palos Verdes Office

2516 Vía Tejon, Suite 309
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Telephone: (310) 237-9001
FAX: (562) 431-2100