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1930 South Coast Hwy.

Suite 100

Oceanside, Ca


Phone: (760) 722-8200

Fax: (760) 722-8228





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.

La Jolla Lawyer Joseph Carnohan

La Jolla Attorney Joseph B. Carnohan has served clients in family law and estate law matters for over three decades. He offers reliable advice and representation to those who work or live in the communities of Southern California. If you have questions or are facing a complex legal issue, call our office for skilled counsel.

La Jolla Attorney Joseph Carnohan works to reach favorable results for each client. His range of experience in family law as well as in estate law allows him to set effective strategies in place and uphold the client’s interests.

You can make an appointment for a free initial consultation by calling (760) 722-8200. As a client, you will be kept up to date on any case developments, and your phone calls and emails will be returned in a timely manner.

Family Law

Mr. Carnohan is a skilled La Jolla Family Law Lawyer offering representation for multiple issues that affect families:

Divorce Attorney

If you are facing a contested or uncontested divorce, you can find reliable help from Attorney Carnohan. He assists with high-asset divorces, domestic partnership dissolutions, and mediated divorces.

Child Custody Lawyer

If an issue related to child custody has developed, Mr. Carnohan knows how to implement practical solutions to bring about a positive outcome. It may be that a detailed parenting plan addressing custody, visitation, or parental relocation will resolve matters, or another solution may be proposed. Child Custody Attorney Carnohan works to handle the concerns of the family properly so that a practical agreement is reached.

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Child Support Attorney

When parents of a child reside in California and do not already agree on child support, the family law court will use their established formula to determine the amount that will be paid. The highest priority is always to protect the child’s interests and wellbeing. Both parents are expected to contribute financially towards the support of their child. As an experienced La Jolla child support lawyer, Mr. Carnohan is aware of what expectations the court holds and which factors determine child support. He can help you establish proper child support arrangements.

Paternity Attorney

If it becomes necessary to prove paternity of a child for matters relating to child support, child custody, or a paternity action, our law firm can help. Mr. Carnohan is a reliable paternity lawyer who knows how to advocate for the interests of his clients.

Post-Judgment Modifications Attorney

When circumstances change for one or both parents, it may be necessary to request a modification of court orders. As an experienced post-judgment modification lawyer, Mr. Carnohan can help you address these kinds of issues properly so that a favorable outcome is reached.

Spousal Support Lawyer

In some cases, an order for spousal support may be issued. Spousal Support Attorney Joseph Carnohan assists clients who are in these situations to assert equitable and accurate spousal support orders.

Step-Parent Adoptions Attorney

Legal adoption provides a means of helping families to grow, and Step-Parent Adoption Lawyer Carnohan is pleased to be able to help families in such cases. Whether you are defending or contesting adoption by a stepparent, he is ready to help defend the interests of you and your family.

Support Enforcement Attorney

By law, the parent who has been ordered to pay child support must continue timely payments for the specified duration of the order. If support is not paid according to the order and is late or missing, Support Enforcement Lawyer Carnohan is ready to pursue the situation and see that proper support is paid.

Estate Planning

Protecting Your Future | Estate Planning Lawyer

As a skilled La Jolla estate planning attorney, Mr. Carnohan helps clients plan for the future. Your wishes should be clearly stated and be enforceable by means of proper estate planning. This may include a trust or will that is suited to your situation.

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Mr. Carnohan helps clients with revocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, simple wills, QTIP trusts, and more to enforce their wishes. He will explain the pros and cons of each available option so that you can make a wise decision. For assistance executing a trust, contact Trust Administration Attorney Joe Carnohan.

Contact Our Knowledgeable La Jolla Family Law Lawyer

Lawyer Joseph B. Carnohan has been assisting families with legal issues for over 30 years, and he is ready to help yours too. Call (760) 722-8200 or email Attorney Carnohan to schedule a free initial consultation so he can begin helping you reach goals in your family law or estate planning matter.