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The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended to serve as legal advice. You should not act or fail to act based on the information on this website. This website contains general information only, and may not reflect recent changes to the law. All cases differ – please contact an attorney in your area to get legal advice as it pertains to your case. Attorney Joseph Battle Carnohan is licensed to practice law in the State of California.


Attorney Joseph B. Carnohan represents individuals who live and work in Oceanside and throughout North San Diego

County and throughout the region, including those in the following cities:  


Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, La Costa, La Jolla, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos,

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Divorced and divorcing parents can often disagree on the upbringing of the children and the amount of time each parent is allowed to spend with the children. As a highly experienced child custody lawyer, Joseph Carnohan crafts effective and enforceable legal solutions for clients in Escondido and throughout the North County region of San Diego.

As a family law attorney for more than 30 years, Mr. Carnohan helps parents resolve many challenging issues involving child custody and visitation. Our firm guides clients over the many hurdles involved in establishing a fair and equitable parenting plan. California’s family law courts require the plan which favors the child’s best interests, and Attorney Carnohan is dedicated to creating a manageable schedule that works for the entire family.

When you need skilled legal guidance for a child custody or visitation matter, contact Escondido Lawyer Joseph B. Carnohan at (760) 722-8200. Please schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your unique situation and learn the ways our services can help resolve the matter.

Effective Parenting Plans for Families in Escondido, CAEscondido Child Custody Lawyer Josepth Carnohan

Because child custody battles and child visitation disputes are often highly emotional for all parties involved, Escondido Child Custody Lawyer Carnohan provides skilled and compassionate guidance. He understands that it can be a challenge finding a parenting plan that is in the child’s best interest while also accommodating the needs of the mother and the needs of the father. He diligently works to create successful outcomes for clients.

Custody Arrangements in California

There are two general types of custody recognized under California law: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody addresses the welfare and needs of the children, while physical custody concerns the actual living arrangements of the children. The judge may award custody to one parent, or the custody may be shared by both parents.

Legal Custody| Who will make Important Decisions?

When California’s family law courts determine a child’s legal custody, they are identifying the person who will be making critical decisions concerning the child’s welfare and wellbeing. These issues include schooling, medical care, and religious training.

Physical Custody | With whom will the Child Live?

When establishing physical custody, the court determines which parent will be living with the child. If a child splits time with both parents, the parents have joint physical custody. For the noncustodial parent, child visitation has to be arranged in a parenting plan.

If changes to court orders are necessary due to a significant alteration of circumstances, Escondido Child Custody Lawyer Joseph Carnohan is prepared to assist with the post-judgment modification.  

Contact an Experienced Child Custody Attorney Today!

Escondido Child Custody Attorney and Child Visitation Attorney Joseph Carnohan provides knowledgeable, experienced guidance in a wide range of family law issues. He works carefully to create effective custody and visitation plans. Call (760) 722-8200, or contact us online to arrange for a free consultation with our highly experienced family law lawyer.

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