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Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

Family Lawyer | Serving Oceanside, CA

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Oceanside Family Law Attorneys
"Willing to Mediate, Ready to Litigate"

2424 Vista Way, Suite 200
Oceanside, CA 92054

Willing to Mediate, Ready to Litigate

The Oceanside family law attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, are committed to providing high-quality, aggressive, and effective representation for our clients. Our law office is founded on the principle that every client receives the individual attention and experienced legal representation that he or she deserves. Your legal needs are as important to us as they are to you. We are proud of the reputation we have achieved in the San Diego County area for handling our clients’ cases with compassion, tenacity, and in a cost-efficient manner.

At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, we have handled virtually every aspect of family law, and we may be able to put this experience to work for you. We count the following fields among our practice areas:

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Paternity Tests
  • Domestic Violence
  • Adoption
  • Separation Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Probate
  • Enforcement Actions

Our lawyers are dedicated to getting our clients the family law representation they need. We have a strong reputation built on years of legal service, and we may be able to work for you.  Because we believe in our clients and are dedicated to meeting their needs, we put our best effort into every case we take.

If you would like to discuss your particular needs with one of our experienced Oceanside divorce attorneys, please contact us today by calling 760-291-8233 for your Free Consultation.


Attorney Profiles


Mr. Michael Fischer, Esq.
Michael Fischer, San Diego Family Lawyer

Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters. He is known for his ability to guide his clients through the tumultuous processes of family court in an aggressive yet compassionate manner.

Mr. Fischer graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensellaer Indiana with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a minor in Political Science. For twenty-two years he oversaw the growth of his photography studio and photo processing laboratory in Soldotna, Alaska as well as owning and operating commercial salmon fishing permit and beach site in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. Mr. Fischer’s experience as a business owner uniquely qualifies him to assist his clients through the financial turmoil a separation or dissolution may present.

After experiencing his own very contested divorce, he chose to go back to get his law degree in order to help others who have to go through the unwelcomed experiences of divorce. Mr. Fischer graduated with a Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento California. McGeorge is an American Bar Association accredited school and has been recognized as one of the top 100 law schools in the United States.

Mr. Fischer has raised a daughter who is a successful business person, a son who is a corporal in the Marine Corp as well as currently raising a two year old daughter with special needs and a one year old foster child with his wife of seven years. With his extensive business and financial background and his inimitable life experiences, Mr. Fischer’s uniquely qualified to assist his clients with their family law matters with intelligence empathy and compassion.

Mr. Craig Van Thiel
Craig Van Thiel, San Diego Family Law Attorney

Craig Van Thiel is a licensed California attorney specializing in family law matters for over eight years. Specializing in complex family law matters, Mr. Van Thiel has built a reputation for bringing even the most complex family law matters to a just and cost efficient resolution.

Mr. Van Thiel Graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He continued his legal education at the University of San Diego School of Law and received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1998. He has also received a degree in Comparative Criminal Law and International Human Rights from the University of San Diego, Dublin Institute on International and Comparative Law.

Before entering private practice Mr. Van Thiel worked for the State Child Support Enforcement Unit and is uniquely aware of the inner workings of the enforcement unit as well as the complexities of child support establishment and enforcement. In private practice Mr. Van Thiel has asserted himself in the North County legal community as an expert in complex family law litigation. Mr. Van Thiel however, prides himself with his ability to bring even the most complex cases to an amicable agreement without the cost of litigation.

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