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Southern California Family Law Attorneys

California Divorce Lawyers with Unparalleled Trial Experience

Divorce often involves heated disputes regarding high-value assets. When your home, retirement and investment accounts, vacation property and other wealth are threatened by a divorce, you need a skilled divorce attorney to aggressively protect your interests.

At the law firm of Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, LLP, we offer experienced family law representation to you and your family. We are small enough to know you and large enough to address all your needs. We are committed to providing the attentive, personalized legal service clients expect from a smaller law office, but with the resources normally expected from a large firm that are necessary to handle all levels of litigation.

We are committed to providing the attentive, personalized legal service to clients. We understand that there is nothing more important to a parent than the ability to spend time with their children and influence their growth and personal development. In every case, your child’s best interest is our top priority.

We handle all aspects of divorce disputes, including:

  • Divorce and legal separation
  • High net worth divorces
  • Marital property division
  • Complex business valuation and divorce
  • Child and spousal support (alimony)
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Modification and enforcement
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial agreements

Our attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable professionals, providing our clients with quality service in every aspect of family law. We know that much of family law is focused on finances. We also understand that financial aspects of divorce reflect the larger context of family relationships, which have emotional components. We are sensitive to the impact of emotions on questions of alimony or custody disputes. At the same time, we are prepared to guide clients through divorce with a steady hand and honest counsel. Family law conflicts are difficult, but they are a temporary aspect of transitions taking place within a family. As hard as things seem today, someday in the not-too-distant future you will be better positioned to regain a sense of stability, security and happiness.

Our past work in family law and other civil litigation has resulted in our highest-possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell and our designation as Southern California Rising Stars. For more information, please contact our firm.

Contact Us

Our firm is available for evening and weekend appointments, operates four offices to better serve clients, charges reasonable and competitive rates, and accepts credit cards. To contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Orange County family law attorney, call 949-769-2481. To schedule an appointment in our San Diego office call 619-676-8600.

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter and Guy Introduces its family law team. Bob Gonter, Linda de Leon and Tom Scutti.

Our Firm Locations

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP


Office Managing Partner:
K. Robert Gonter, Jr.
E-mail the Firm | Irvine Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
38 Discovery, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265

San Diego Office

Office Managing Partner:
Douglas D. Guy
E-mail the Firm | San Diego Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
15373 Innovation Drive, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92128

Phone: 858-676-8600
Fax: 858-676-8601

Los Angeles office

Office Managing Partner:
Matthew M. Proudfoot
E-mail the Firm | Map and Directions

355 S. Grand Ave, Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265

Ontario Office

Office Managing Partner:
Sean O'Doherty
E-mail the Firm | Ontario Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
3350 Shelby St., Suite 200
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265