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Compassionate Family Law Lawyers  Dedicated to Your Family’s Best Legal Interests in the Local Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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

When it comes to family law matters, we prioritize the well-being of our clients. At Fischer Van Thiel, LLP, we understand the significant impact these issues can have on individuals and families.

That’s why we believe that skilled and experienced legal professionals are essential in navigating through these complex situations. Our team of dedicated attorneys in Carlsbad specializes in various aspects of family law, including divorce and child adoption.

We are committed to helping our clients protect their rights and interests, regardless of their circumstances.

Our reputation is built on our ability to swiftly resolve disputes and advocate fiercely for our clients when necessary. As your family dynamics evolve over time, we are here to provide expert guidance on preparing wills, separation, and custody mediation.

With each case, we bring a combination of expertise, commitment, and compassion that our clients expect and deserve. If you are going through a divorce or have any other family law needs, contact our skilled Carlsbad divorce attorneys today at (760) 722-7669 to discuss your case.

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 Carlsbad 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) 722-7669 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 Carlsbad 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, PC 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 on my case and ended up winning my case!

- Former Client, Carlsbad 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, Carlsbad, 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., Carlsbad, CA

Family Law Legal Services

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


- Patti A., Carlsbad, CA

Divorce & Ongoing Family Law Services

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


- Allison O., Carlsbad, CA

Family Law Legal Services

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


- Chelsey G., Carlsbad, CA

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

Contact Us Today! or Call Us at (760) 722-7669


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Looking for the Best Family Law Attorneys in Carlsbad? For Lawyers Who You Can Trust with Your Family's Best Interests?  Perfect! You Found Us.

We are a Compassionate Team of Family Law Attorneys in Carlsbad and we are here to help you and your family through difficult legal situations. Our Caring Family Law Divorce Law Staff is ready for your call and your complimentary FREE Consult. Don't Wait, We Can Help. Call (760) 722-7669 Today.

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