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Welcome to the Law Offices of Oceanside Paternity Attorney Joseph Battle Carnohan. A skilled and highly knowledgeable lawyer, Mr. Carnohan is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of mothers and fathers in Oceanside, CA and throughout North San Diego County.
When you require skilled representation in a Paternity matter, Oceanside Lawyer Joseph Carnohan possesses the knowledge and experience necessary to help you obtain your objectives while providing personalized legal counsel and representation.
Please contact Oceanside Paternity Lawyer Joseph Battle Carnohan at (760) 722-
A lawyer who focuses on the best interests of his clients, Attorney Joseph Carnohan will personally handle every aspect of your case. All client communications will be addressed promptly, and all of your questions will be answered in terms which you can understand. Additionally, you will be regularly updated regarding the status of your case. Mr. Carnohan’s goal is to provide efficient and effective legal counsel, and to help you resolve your case within a reasonable period of time.
Paternity is a legal determination of parentage that must be established before the family law court can issue a child support order or visitation rights. Under California law, a rebuttable presumption of paternity exists if a child is born to a marital couple or within 300 days of the termination of a marriage by death, divorce or annulment.
With respect to unwed couples, even if a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity was executed upon the birth of a child, parentage must still be formally established before court prior to the determination of custody, issuance of a support order, or granting of visitation rights. It should be noted that a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity may be rescinded within 60 days.
Oceanside Paternity Attorney Joseph Battle Carnohan represents clients in both contested and uncontested paternity actions, including:
When parentage is disputed, the court then has the authority to order DNA testing after a paternity action has been filed. Based on these results, the judge will either enter an order of parentage or dismiss the suit.
If you are a man and you have been served notice of a Paternity action, it is crucial that you retain a lawyer as soon as possible. Failure to file a response within the required time period will result in a default judgment of parentage being entered against you, and setting aside or voiding a paternity judgment can be difficult.
For answers to all of your paternity questions, either complete our Case Evaluation Form or call (760) 722-
The Law Offices of Joseph Battle Carnohan proudly represents clients in Paternity matters in Oceanside, CA and throughout North San Diego County. Mr. Carnohan has the skills and knowledge to help you with your parentage action, as well as any subsequent matters pertaining to custody, visitation or support.