4.5 stars 23 totalReview Craig Van Thiel
Posted by anonymous
I hired craig for my very difficult divorce - he was more interested it doing things the "easy" way, I would get numerous emails regarding the exact same things we had previously discussed, only to be billed multiple times for the same thing. I had to constantly hold his hand and coach him on what the facts were. Settlement was a disaster - I had written signed agreement with ex that he would bear all childrens student loan costs, and craig thought it would be fair for me to take the loans that were in my name - I was unaware that there were any in my name (30 year marriage) - ex said, "oh, I think there's one, craig said "be fair" if theres only 20,000 in your name you should just take the responsibility of that one" - I wanted to clarify a few things before the judge - he said "you cannot talk", He wanted it over asap.
The student loans? 100,000 - all were in my name, He was extremely poor and unprofessional in handling a difficult case - he would yell and scream at me about my ex - yet didn't have the guts to fight back. DO NOT hire this man if you need to win
Posted by anonymous
My wife made claims about me, saying that I had abused her and forced himself upon her. I hired Craig to help me through it; it didn't help. I found him to be hard to communicate with, not very insightful as to the issues of my case. I ended up with a restraining order against me and he didn't even call the witnesses that could prove that none of this it happened.
He assured me that he had my case in hand and I was safe with him, but I wasn't. I now have to pick up the pieces of my life with the stain of being labeled a "domestic abuser."
As you can probably tell, I am not at all happy with the services of this lawyer. My career, my reputation, my relationship with my kids, have all been severely damaged by his lack of attention or at minimum is lack of skill as an attorney.
Posted by anonymous
Hired Craig for a complicated divorce and custody case. Yet Im still married. He seemed to have either underestimated the case or willingly taken it without having the required skills and knowledge was not kept informed very well if at all. Craig has a very poor personality and does not seem to personaly care very much. I would not recommend. Dont waste your money.
Posted by Phil
I recently went through a collaborative divorce represented by Mike Fischer. He and his staff did an outstanding job during the process. I think it would have been a very rough road without their expertise. They not only provide excellent knowledge and input but a caring spirit that is obvious to all parties. It was a very emotional and stressful period for my ex-wife and myself. We were able to walk away feeling that the best outcome had been accomplished because of the environment by the attorneys. I want to tank Mr. Fischer and his staff for a job well done.
Posted by Sean
Just wanted to express my sincere appreciation to the lawyers at this legal practice for everything you have done for me. There is simply no better..
Posted by Bobby
I called him based a recommendation from a friend and good thing what could have been a train wreck but he was able to bring outcome that I was able to not lose everything.
Posted by gloria
My boyfriend and I lived in the state of Nevada. Our son was two months old when I came to California. When my son was 4 months old my boyfriend decided to move out to California. Two months later things didnâ€™t work out and my ex moved back to Nevada. Immediately I filed for custody and at the time of filing my son was 6 months. Two weeks later Iâ€™m served with papers from Nevada claiming I improperly filed.The attorney helped me win jurisdiction since my son stayed in California longer. Plus I have full custody of my son. Thank you.
Posted by matthew
I was very pleased with the professionalism, willingness to resolve the issues quickly and reasonable cost. Mine was a very complicated divorce with a number of lawyers involved and Michael was always focused on an expedient and lowest cost resolution with 'out of the box' solutions to complicated problems. I recommend him highly.
Posted by sierra
I used Fischer and Van Thiel for some mediation services. I have not needed to use an attorney in the past but before I made a final decision I wanted to try the mediation. Staff was great it was just the person I'm needing the mediation with the causes me issue. Ha
Posted by paula
If I know someone that needs help I would absolutely recommend this law office. The best thing about the staff at Fischer and Van Thiel was that they kept their promises unlike other offices I've experienced. I will definitely recommend to friends and family. I am very satisfied.