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Top Oceanside Divorce Lawyer & Legal Services

Compassionate Divorce Attorneys. Ardent Legal Representation.

Providing Knowledgeable Guidance and Skilled Legal Representation in the Best Interest of Our Oceanside Clients and Their Family Throughout the Divorce Process.

For years, Oceanside California has been able to count on Fischer & Van Thiel for all their Divorce & Family Law needs. In addition to our Oceanside Law Office, our Family Law Firm Represents Service Area Clients in Camp PendletonNorth CountySan Marcos, Vista, and throughout the local San Diego CountyCalifornia region.

Friendly Family Law Divorce Attorneys with the Expertise to Successfully Navigate Complex Litigation

Over time, even the closest couples can grow apart. Many partners eventually reach a point at which it becomes necessary to go their separate ways. In these situations, divorce is typically the best option for moving on.

However, the divorce settlement agreement process can be considerably complex, particularly in relation to issues such as child custody and division of property. Therefore, arbitration in divorce proceedings may be necessary so having have an attorney’s representation is always best.

Regardless of how amicable your divorce is, California is still No-Fault Divorce State, so dealing with the legal matters necessary to finalizing a divorce can be difficult for some to accept.

This is particularly true when other complexities are introduced, such as a spouse who lives in another country.

Fortunately, with the help of a qualified Oceanside divorce attorney, you can finalize your divorce while effectively resolving all the issues and disputes along the way. Our team at Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP is dedicated to helping Southern Californians reach the resolutions they need to begin moving on with their lives.

Give us a call at (760) 722-7646 or contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce in San Diego occurs when both parties agree on how they will settle the terms of their marriage. Most often, couples will choose the option to save on time and expense, as it can help can help reduce the cost in comparison to divorce litigation.

Contested divorce, on the other hand, is often fraught with issues that can often be more highly disputable. You may not be able to come to an agreement with your spouse, and thus it may require more time to define and pursue your goals.

Experienced Divorce Attorneys You Can Count On

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

Divorce is rarely a simple matter, but when the spouses pursuing divorce are parents, it can become much more complicated, especially if one of the parents are asking for sole physical custody or there are reasons for sole legal custody.  An Unwed Father has parental rights in California, yet fighting for an unmarried father’s rights can be quite a process..

Finding a reasonable balance that respects the rights of both parents and protects the interests of the children can often be difficult. If there are issues due to a Parent being a Military Service Member, issues with Legal vs Joint Custody may arise because of Military Deployment.

Military Divorces may also lead to issues with Child Visitation, Child Support, and the welfare of the children concerning school, childhood relationships, and emotional states.

However, with the help of an experienced legal professional, finding a resolution for this issue can be much easier.

At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, we know the importance of a Child’s Welfare and the damage it can cause if a person does not get the arrangement they want or feels is best for their children.

For this reason, it is typically best to have a lawyer who is intimately familiar with family law and divorce issues representing your interests. Our Divorce Attorneys have the skill and experience needed to effectively resolve your case, protect You and Your Families Interests.

Different Types of Divorce Proceedings

Depending on the circumstances of their unique situation, a couple may pursue a divorce in a number of different ways. At Fischer & Van Thiel, we handle them all.

Our Divorce Legal Service Team Assists Clients with the Following:

Collaborative Divorces
Contested Divorces
Uncontested Divorces
Divorce Modifications

Mediated Divorces
Simplified Divorces
Same-Sex Divorces
Military Divorces

No matter which of these types of divorce you feel is right for you, it is always best to have an experienced and knowledgeable Oceanside divorce attorney on your side, guiding you through the often frustrating divorce process and making sure your interests are represented every step of the way.

Causes of Irreconcilable Differences

“Irreconcilable differences” is a term used when neither spouse is at fault for a divorce. In many of these cases, the couple simply cannot agree on some fundamental issues and the spouses are subsequently struggling to maintain the foundations of their marriage.

Some of the issues that may lead to an irreconcilable differences divorce include:

Financial struggles
Physical separation
Disagreements overwork

Political differences
Religious differences
Domestic issues

Seeking the advice of a legal professional can help you better understand the many complexities associated with divorce and help ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

Partnering with Divorce Lawyers who have expert experience understand the Family Law Legal System in San Diego County, who is attentive to your family’s needs, is always your best Legal Strategy. Give Fischer & Van Thiel a call at (760) 722-7646 or contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Local Service Area Customer Testimonial Reviews

Child Custody Legal Services Revew

"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, Oceanside California

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"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, Oceanside, CA

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"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., Oceanside, CA

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


- Patti A., Oceanside, CA

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"Friendly and knowledgeable — I highly recommend them!"


- Allison O., Oceanside, CA

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"Friendly and knowledgeable — I highly recommend them!"


- Allison O., Oceanside, CA

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


- Chelsey G., Oceanside, CA

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Why Choose Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

Experienced & Caring Family Law Attorneys


  • Over 57 Years of Combined Legal Practice Experience

  • Available 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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Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP
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Oceanside, CA 92054
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