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Legal Guardianship Attorney & Legal Representation

Compassionate Legal Guardianship Lawyers. Ardent Legal Representation.

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

For years, Southern California has been able to count on Fischer & Van Thiel for all their Legal Guardian Lawyer & 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.

Guardianship Application & Legal Process

When the natural parents of a child are unable for any reason to continue providing direct care for their child, other concerned persons with an established relationship to the child – for example a relative, god-parent, teacher, or even simply a close friend of the family – may apply to the court for legal guardianship of the child.

Naturally, the authorities want to be certain that it is in the best interest of the child for the guardianship to be awarded. Courts consider a lot of factors besides merely the wishes of the child and the applicant for legal guardianship.

The Guardianship Lawyers at the Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP Oceanside, CA Office are extremely experienced in helping people resolve legal guardianship applications favorably. We can help you navigate the application process with ease.

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

How to Obtain Legal Guardianship of a Child in Oceanside, CA

At Fischer & Van Thiel, we suggest that anyone considering making an application for legal guardianship should do their best to prepare for any inquiry into their fitness to assume the role of a legal guardian for the child.

The better prepared you are, the better your chances of success will be. Our team can help you prepare a persuasive case to help you win.

When assessing your fitness as a Legal Guardian, the court will consider:

 Reasons why the natural parents of the child are no longer able to continue raising the child
Whether the applicant is a family relative of the child
How long the applicant has known the child, and the closeness of the relationship
Whether the applicant fully understands the legal obligations they will be subject to
Whether there are any formal objections to the guardianship application from any party
Whether the applicant would be considered a suitable role model for the child
The financial position of the applicant
Whether the applicant has any associations that may be considered detrimental
Whether the applicant has any prior experience in raising children

Even when you think there wouldn’t be any obstacles in your way, you’d be surprised how often certain overlooked information can cause disruptions in the process, and sometimes even result in the rejection of the application. Legal assistance is strongly recommended.

Let Us Build You a Strong Legal Guardian Case

Should we take on your case, we recommend that you disclose to your lawyer anything you believe may have a bearing on the case.

For example, if you have any prior convictions or if you are currently the defendant in a civil lawsuit, these conditions could be expected to possibly come into play.

You don’t need to worry, because anything you tell your lawyer is protected by attorney-client privilege, but it’s best for us to be completely aware of any factors that could complicate the process.

Obtaining legal guardianship isn’t always difficult, but it can be. The number one reason why applicants can come away from court disappointed is that they weren’t adequately prepared. When you work with Fischer & Van Thiel, you are putting your case in capable hands.

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 Guardianship Legal Process.

Our team genuinely cares about the outcome of your case. We are ready to fight for you and your loved ones. Let us help you navigate the complicated situation you are now facing.

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

Partnering with the Best Legal Guardianship 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.

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

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, 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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Oceanside, CA Office

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP
2424 Vista Way Suite 200
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Oceanside Business Hours:

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