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Welcome to our Website! Family Law, Divorce & Estate Planning Attorneys

Oceanside Law Office
2424 Vista Way Suite 200 Oceanside, CA 92054

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Business Hours:
Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm
Sat & Sun – Closed

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(760) 722-7646
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Enforcement Actions Attorney & Legal Representation

Compassionate Enforcement Actions Lawyers. Ardent Legal Representation.

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

For years, Southern California has been able to count on Fischer & Van Thiel for all their Enforcement Action & 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.

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Enforce Compliance with Divorce Orders & Agreements

The terms of a divorce agreement are legally binding for both individuals involved. Even though changing situations may require a modification to previously established matters – such as child support payments and custody rights – both former partners must abide by the terms of the existing agreement until those modifications are made.

Unfortunately, it is far too common for one spouse to ignore the terms of a divorce agreement, particularly in regards to support payments.

As our legal team at Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, well knows, there are many people in Southern California who suffer frustration and harm as a result of their former partner not abiding by the stipulations of their divorce agreements.

In many cases, the only way for the other spouse to get justice in these situations is to pursue legal enforcement actions. By taking enforcement action, people are often able to get their former spouse to follow their divorce agreements, something that is necessary to their well-being.

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

Enforcement Action:  How It Can Protect Your Rights

Once the court has decided that someone is responsible for paying certain debts, child support, spousal support, or agreeing to child visitation, if your spouse fails to meet that obligation, you can file a motion to show cause for contempt.

Enforcement Actions may be necessary to uphold:

Alimony payments
Child support payments
Child visitation rights
Child custody schedules
Property division agreements

Simply filing a motion for contempt does not automatically lead to serious consequences. Often, the judge will give the accused spouse a second chance to make up for the infraction and do what the order requires.

However, if they fail to comply within the allotted time given (without a legitimate reason or excuse), then there can be both civil and criminal penalties enforced by the court.

Penalties can include:

Fines
Order to Pay the Accusing Party’s Attorney Fees
Child custody schedules
Compensatory custody time
Jail Time

Since the goal of a contempt action is to ensure compliance with a court order, if the offense is withholding spousal support or child support, then the court is unlikely to pursue further punishment once the back support has been paid.

The court may, however, order the spouse that is in contempt of court to pay a little extra for their support payments until they’re caught up.

Contact an Enforcement Actions Attorney in Oceanside

If you are divorced and your former spouse is refusing to comply with the terms of a divorce or separation agreement, Fischer & Van Thiel can help.

We are aggressive in pursuing enforcement actions to ensure that justice is served.

Experienced Enforcement Actions Attorneys to Count On

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP provides over 57 Years of Combined Family Law Counsel Experience dedicated to Your Family and Enforcement Actions Legal Processes.

Divorce is rarely a simple matter, but when the spouses pursuing divorce are parents, it can become much more complicated especially if Enforcement Actions are needed for Court Orders.

We are aggressive in pursuing Enforcement Actions ensuring justice is served.

Enforcement Actions

Finding a reasonable balance that respects the rights of both parents and protects the interests of the children can often be difficult. 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 Enforcement Action Attorneys have the skill and experience needed to effectively resolve your case, protect You and Your Families Interests.

Partnering with the Best Enforcement Action 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. Call us at (760) 722-7646 or contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Choose Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

Over 57 Years of Combined Experience
Serving Your Children’s Best Interests
Committed to Protecting Your Rights
Available 24/7 By Appointment
Complimentary 30 Min Consultations

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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."


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Why Choose Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

Experienced & Caring Family Law Attorneys


  • 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

About Our Law Firm

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Our Experienced and Caring Family Law Legal Staff will help you and your family through the tough times of divorce and other family legal matters. We are a Compassionate Team of Family Law Attorneys near you in Oceanside here to help you get back your happy family. Give us a call for a complimentary consult, you'll be glad you did. We can Help.

Carlsbad, CA Office

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP
2100 Palomar Airport Rd Ste 214-18, 
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Carlsbad Business Hours:

Mon-Fri:   8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun:   Closed

Oceanside, CA Office

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP
2424 Vista Way Suite 200
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Ph: (760) 722-7646

Oceanside Business Hours:

Mon-Fri:   8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun:   Closed

San Marcos, CA Office

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP
100 E San Marcos Blvd #400
San Marcos, CA 92069
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Mon-Fri:   8am - 5pm
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