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McGaughey & Spirito (M&S) is located in Redondo Beach, California. It was established in 1990 and has been consistently recognized for professional excellence. M&S is committed to addressing our clients’ needs effectively and efficiently. We are a full-service law firm with an emphasis on Family Law (divorce, paternity, child custody, support, restraining orders, and other related issues). We also represent and advise clients in the areas of business, estate planning, trust, probate, conservatorship, guardianship, real estate, and personal injury law.
Dissolving a marriage is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Our South Bay divorce lawyers focus on finding the right fit for you in an increasingly diverse “divorce” world. Because M&S attorneys have a wide range of legal and dispute resolution experience, we can and do offer representation that is tailored to your needs and the needs of your family. We are staffed to handle litigation, trial work, mediation, collaborative law, and limited scope matters. We understand and recognize that our clients are coming to us during difficult and trying times. We have the experience to guide you to resolution.
Founding partner Joe Spirito helped introduce Collaborative Family Law to Southern California. Collaborative Law encourages family members to settle divorces and other disputes “consensually.” When the Collaborative approach is applied, it affords the clients an opportunity to resolve their issues privately and avoid the uncertainty of dissolving a marriage where the ultimate decision-maker is a judge. Joe has served as Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Family Law section. He has also served as president of the South Bay Bar Association (2009), president of A Better Divorce (2006-2008), president of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (2014) and an Officer and Treasurer of the Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Family Law Section. Joe’s leadership among and experience with Los Angeles family lawyers is a strong asset to the firm and our clients.
McGaughey & Spirito has received numerous awards. It is particularly honored to have been named a Preeminent Tier 1 Family Law firm in Los Angeles by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. The U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluation, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and the review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Martindale-Hubbell, the foremost authority on evaluating attorneys, has continually ranked M&S at the highest level of professional excellence and our firm is listed in their National Bar Register as “Preeminent Lawyers” in the field of Family Law.