San Marcos Family Law Attorneys
(760) 757-6854

Family Law Attorneys of San Marcos

Compassionate Family Law Lawyers  Dedicated to Your Family’s Best Legal Interests in the Local San Marcos Area.

For many years, Southern California has been able to count on Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP for all their Family’s Legal Services. In addition to our San Marcos Law Firm’s Officeour Family Law Practice Team Represents many Service Area Clients throughout the local San Diego CountyCalifornia region.

Top Family Law Attorneys with Expertise & Experience

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP provides over 57 Years of Combined Family Law Counsel Experience dedicated to Your Family’s Legal Concerns throughout the Legal Process.

Family law covers a variety of different legal issues, including divorce, child custody, prenuptial agreements, adoption, and more. At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, we understand the serious effects these issues can have on our clients and, as such, believe that they deserve the attention of skilled and experienced legal professionals.

Our San Marcos family law attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to family law and are dedicated to helping clients protect their rights and interests no matter what their situation.

We are proud of the reputation we have earned for settling disputes quickly and efficiently, as well as our ability to argue aggressively for our clients when needed.

Our focus is on several different aspects of family law, from divorce to child adoption. As your family circumstances change over time, we will always be prepared to help you with any legal advice on topics such as preparing wills, separation, and custody mediation.

With each case, our attorneys bring the skill, commitment, and compassion that our clients expect and deserve. If you are going through a divorce or have other family law needs, you can discuss your case with one of our skilled San Marcos divorce attorneys today by contacting our offices at (760) 757-6854.

California Family Law Practice Services

Family law is a field which extends far beyond divorce, and it is important to understand that not every family law lawyer will be able to provide you with the knowledgeable guidance and support you need when facing family law issues such as a paternity claim or domestic violence case.

We understand the difficulties that can arise when dealing with divorce litigation and other sensitive family situations and legal matters.

Whether your case involves an annulment, legal separation, divorce, a child custody battle, or pursuing child support, we are prepared to assist you as these conflicts are often emotional and sometimes complicated matters that can have long term affects you and your loved ones.

Our team of Family Law Legal Professionals consistently obtain favorable solutions for our clients developing effective legal arbitration, mediation, and litigation strategies to mitigate personal and/or marital disputes.

We use our expansive understanding of the Local San Diego County Court’s Legal Procedures and California State Laws to tailor a plan specific Legal Strategy to the best interest of your family’s unique needs.

Your personally dedicated San Marcos divorce lawyer will take preemptive measures to understand your legal situation and take all the unique circumstances into consideration to reach the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Our aggressive case law litigation tactics have proven to be successful year after year resulting in many beneficial resolutions and settlements for our clients. 

Call us at (760) 757-6854 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our team.

Good to Know Family Law Terms 

Alimony – also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance, alimony is a court-ordered payment from one spouse to another designed to alleviate or mitigate the negative economic impact of divorce on a non-wage-earning or lower-wage-earning spouse.

Child Custody – a legal guardianship for a child. May be joint custody or sole custody, depending on the situation and the decision of the court.

Dissolution – the formal and legal end of a marriage; the object of divorce proceedings.

No-fault divorce – also called uncontested divorce, a very common form of divorce nowadays. No-fault divorce seeks to dissolve a marriage without assigning fault or responsibility to either spouse for the marriage’s end. Adversarial in nature, but attempts to avoid some of the legal wrangling associated with fault-based divorce.

Fault-based divorce – divorce proceedings where one spouse seeks to prove that the marriage is ending due to the actions of the other spouse. Adultery is one example of a possible fault. This form of divorce is rarer nowadays, as people seek to avoid long, drawn-out battles.

Prenuptial agreement – sometimes shorted to “prenup.” Prenups are legal documents drawn up and signed before marriage, setting out virtually any and all conditions that the spouses agree to set for their marriage, including division of property, individual responsibilities, and more.

Mediation– an attempt to resolve marital problems through discussion and open dialogue rather than legal action, with the help of a third-party mediator. Although pursued by many as an alternative to court battles, mediation does not preclude either spouse from taking legal action in the future.

Domestic violence – assault, battery, or other abusive actions or behaviors taken by one spouse, relative, or cohabitant against another member or resident of the same household.

Legal Separation – the formal or informal parting of two spouses for an extended period of time. May be outlined with a legal agreement if desired, but not necessary.

Family Law Legal Cases We Routinely Handle Involving:

Divorce Law: Including Annulments, Contested, and Uncontested Divorces
Military Divorce Attorney: Experienced with uniques situations of Military Relationships
Mediation: Mediation encourages divorcing spouses to cooperate and avoid trial costs
Child Custody: Including Visitation, Negotiations, Modifications & Enforcement Actions
Child Support: Including Monitary Negotiations, Modifications & Enforcement Actions
Legal Guardianship: Application Preparation, Fitness Assessment, Legal Representation
Adoption: Including Step-Parent, Agency, Private, and International Adoptions
Prenuptial Agreement: We can help you draft and enforce favorable agreements
Paternity: Actions for those seeking custody rights and support payments
Legal Separation Agreement: Traditional and Same-Sex Marriages
Spousal Support (Alimony): Agreements for Spousal Support or Maintenance
Domestic Violence: Including representation for Abuse and those Accused of Abuse
Civil Harassment: We can help you seek a Civil Restraining & Enforcement Orders
Juvenile Court: Including guardianship, juvenile delinquency, and dependency matters
Marital Property Division: Representation as you divide property during divorce
Estate Planning: Including wills and probate

Providing Up-To-Date Legal Advice on Family Law Issues

Our firm focuses exclusively on matters that relate to family law. Concentrating on this practice area allows us to remain current on California’s Legal Codes. As a result, we are able to provide cutting-edge legal advice for a range of unique personal legal concerns.

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP has the Best Divorce & Family Law Attorneys in the Local San Marcos Area who only provide Best Practice Family Law Services with affordable legal fees.

Our “Family First” Focused Lawyers provide proactive legal solutions that safeguard your current legal situation helping ensure we mitigate future legal issues proactively for you.

We believe it is always best to try to mediate conflicts to help you to avoid courtroom litigation and the fees that accompany this form of dispute resolution, if possible.

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP Family Law Firm Customer Reviews:

Child Custody Legal Services Review

"Thank you, Michael Fischer, you really are great at what you do."


"Going through a very stressful time Michael Fischer really helped me through it all. He helped me fight my case and took a lot of weight off my shoulders in order to get full custody of my son. He reported back to me all the updates with my case and ended up winning my case!

- Former Client, San Marcos California

Child Custody Legal Services

"Thanks, Thomas!"


"He was there every step of the way. Helped make this custody situation a little more bearable. Thank you, Tom and Linda."- Maria, San Marcos, CA

Divorce Legal Services

"They're very dependable, knowledgeable, and experienced."


"The Fischer & Van Thiel Firm is a great firm. They're very dependable, knowledgeable, and experienced. I definitely recommend them."

- Elizabeth G., San Marcos, CA

Family Law Legal Services

"This office is really good, thanks for everything."


- Patti A., San Marcos, CA

Divorce & Ongoing Family Law Services

"Friendly and knowledgeable — I highly recommend Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP!"


- Allison O., San Marcos, CA

Family Law Legal Services

"Fischer & Van Thiel is a very knowledgeable office and great to work with!"


- Chelsey G., San Marcos, CA

Why Choose Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

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, LLP
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
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