Family Law Attorney

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

The decision to dissolve a marriage is never an easy one, but sometimes it’s the only one. This choice can lead to contentious and emotional legal processes that can be challenging to navigate. If you find yourself in a domestic dispute with your spouse that cannot be resolved, it’s important to have attorneys representing you who will help protect you and your property. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we offer a comprehensive range of services to make the entire process run smoothly, including divorce mediation, legal separation, child custody, child support, and spousal support. The attorneys at GFT have over 100 years of collective experience and will do everything they can to assist you during this difficult and trying time.


Divorce is a process in which both parties hire attorneys to offer advice and represent them in negotiations and hearings. The process may involve the use of formal legal procedures, known as "discovery," to obtain financial and other relevant information. At GFT, our attorney’s have significant backgrounds in business and civil litigation. They specialize in handling divorces that involve complex financial issues, high-conflict litigation, and detailed custody matters and will stand with you every step of the way.

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Legal Separation

Legal separation is an alternative to divorce. It deals with the same issues as a dissolution of marriage, including division of property, custody, child and spousal support. However, marital status is not terminated and the parties remain legally married. This avenue can be helpful while you and your spouse attempt to work through problems that are negatively impacting your relationship. At GFT, our experienced attorneys are here to assist you through the intricate legal separation process.

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Child Custody

Child custody and visitation issues are often the most contentious obstacles faced during a divorce or legal separation. At GFT, we work hard to ensure this process is as constructive as possible. We offer clients compassionate advice in negotiating their issues. Often, we may employ the use of outside experts to obtain the most favorable custody schedules available while protecting the best interests of the children.

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Child Support

It is essential for your attorney to know and understand the intricacies of child support calculations. Our divorce attorneys will confirm that all relevant factors are considered in the calculation of child support and will try to obtain the most favorable award for you and your family. We have years of experience dealing with child support matters and will ensure that all relevant factors are considered in the calculation of your child support case.

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Spousal Support

Spousal support, or alimony, is the amount of money the court can order the higher wage earning spouse to pay every month. At GTF, we can help you navigate spousal support issues with ease. Our attorneys are experienced and possess the knowledge to ensure the proper factors are presented to the court for consideration. We’ll use our 100+ years of collective experience to help you through this difficult legal process and secure a fair and honest outcome.

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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.

Our Family Law Attorneys Approach

We recognize that legal cases involve sensitive issues and can be emotionally draining. We’re dedicated to providing our clients the highest quality of legal services to effectively represent them.

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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 Family 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.