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Compassionate Family Law Attorneys. Ardent Divorce Law Representation.

Knowledgeable Expertise, Legal Guidance, and Skilled Representation throughout San Marcos & San Diego County.

Mr. Michael Fischer, Esq., Founder


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 Rensselaer 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 going through the unwelcomed experiences of divorce.

Mr. Michael Fischer, Esq., Co-Founder of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP of San Marcos, is a California Attorney licensed to practice in both State and Federal Court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of Family Case Law matters.

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 U.S. Marine Corps, 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.

Give Michael a call at (760) 722-7646 or Contact him to learn more about our firm or to discuss your case. Michael and his Legal Team are Here to Help You & Your Family get through these tough times to move on to a happier life!

Mr. Craig Van Thiel, Co-Founder


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.

Mr. Craig Van Thiel, Co-Founder of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP of San Marcos, is a California Attorney licensed to practice Family Case Law matters.

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 on his ability to bring even the most complex cases to an amicable agreement without the cost of litigation.

Give Craig a call at (760) 722-7646 or Contact him to learn more about our firm or to discuss your case with our team. Craig and his Legal Team are Here to Help You & Your Family get through these tough times to move on to a happier life!

Solmarie Ramos, Immigration Attorney


Solmarie Ramos is an associate attorney at Fischer & Van Thiel, PC. Her focus is on family law and she has dealt with numerous divorce, custody, support, paternity, and restraining order cases.

In addition to family law cases, she has experience with Step-parent Adoptions, Guardianships, Conservatorships.  

Request for Special Immigrant Juvenile Findings in Probate Court and litigation under the Hague Convention.  

Solmarie graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and is currently admitted to practice in California, Puerto Rico, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. She is also fluent in Spanish.

She is a Type 1 Diabetic and understands the difficulties that arise for parents who have to juggle not only a family law case but the added complication of having a child that needs specialized attention due to their medical needs.

Her focus is on resolving matters amicably but is capable and willing to litigate complex issues in court.

Her attention to detail and careful examination of a case assists in finding essential issues that other attorneys overlook.

Clients appreciate her kind demeanor and empathy but also feel protected and defended in court.  

When she’s not in the office or in court she loves spending time with her dog and finding great local places to eat in San Diego County.

Give Solmarie a call at (760) 722-7646 or Contact her to learn more about our firm or to discuss your case with our team. Solmarie and the Fischer & Van Thiel Immigration Team are Here to Help You & Your Family get through tough times to move on to a happier life!

Driven by a Passion for Helping Families


At Fischer & Van Thiel, all of our San Marcos Divorce Attorneys are genuinely passionate about what they do. We recognize the importance of our services and their direct impact on you and your loved ones. Our team truly cares about the outcome of your case.

We take the time to listen to our clients’ stories so that we can guide them through both the emotional and the legal aspects of their case. Each of our lawyers has a different personality and style, so you will be matched with an attorney who can do what is best for you.

Call (760) 722-7646 to schedule your complimentary consult today.

The Fischer & Van Thiel, PC Team

Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith

Paralegal

Andrea Lora

Andrea Lora

Paralegal

Bonny Vega

Bonny Vega

Office Manager

Linda Burnett-Gunion

Linda Burnett-Gunion

Paralegal

Lisa Ortiz

Lisa Ortiz

Paralegal

Shari K. Hile

Shari K. Hile

Paralegal

The Fischer & Van Thiel, PC Legal Team

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP: What We Do For You


As family lawyers, we are prepared to assist you with virtually any kind of dispute or issue your family is facing.

After an in-depth case evaluation – which is free of charge – we’ll help you understand your options and advise you accordingly.

At Fischer & Van Thiel, we are dedicated to serving Southern Californians seeking family law representation. As part of our efforts to connect with people in need, we are proud members of several legal referral services in San Marcos, California.

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Give us a call at (760) 722-7646 or Contact Us to learn more about our firm or to discuss your case with our team.

Why Choose Fischer & Van Thiel, PC

Experienced Family Lawyers Who Care


  • Over 57 Years of Combined Legal Practice Experience

  • Available 24/7 By Appointment, Phone & Video Consult

  • Complimentary 30 Minute Family Law Consultations

  • Committed to Protecting Your Rights & Privacy

  • Always Serving You & Your Children’s Best Interests

  • Affordable & Friendly Family Law Divorce Lawyers

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San Marcos Law Office
Fischer & Van Thiel, CP
100 E San Marcos Blvd Ste. 400
San Marcos, CA 92069
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Ph:   (760) 757-6854
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Mon-Fri:   8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun:   Closed