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Solana Beach Lawyer Joseph Carnohan offers the reliability that comes from 30 years spent representing clients in a range of family law matters, as well as estate planning needs and personal injury cases. If you live or work in Southern California and need solutions to complex legal issues, Mr. Carnohan offers knowledgeable counsel.

Solana Beach Attorney Joseph Carnohan focuses on gaining a favorable outcome for each case. In addition to being a family law lawyer, Mr. Carnohan’s experience as a personal injury lawyer and estate planning lawyer allows him to implement sensible strategies for a range of needs.

To schedule a free case analysis and initial consultation, call (760) 722-8200. Mr. Carnohan believes in keeping clients up to date on their case and returning inquiries quickly.

Solana Beach Divorce Lawyer Joseph Carnohan

Family Law

Solana Beach Family Law Attorney Carnohan provides representation for a range of issues:

Divorce Lawyer

Guiding clients through contested and uncontested divorces, Mr. Carnohan is a dependable divorce attorney who can help with mediated divorce, domestic partnership dissolution, and high-asset divorce.

Cohabitation Agreement Attorney

To ensure financial protection for an unmarried couple living together, it is advisable to have a cohabitation agreement. As a cohabitation agreement lawyer, Mr. Carnohan is fully qualified to draft and review all related legal documents.

Child Custody Lawyer

When issues with child custody arise, Mr. Carnohan can advise on practical methods of resolving the situation. From parenting plans and visitation to parental relocation, Child Custody Attorney Carnohan assists clients in reaching beneficial custody agreements.

Child Support Lawyer

If parents living in California cannot come to their own agreement, family law courts will determine the proper amount of child support necessary to protect the wellbeing of the child. Each parent has the responsibility of contributing financially. Solana Beach Child Support Attorney Carnohan understands the expectations of the court and the factors that are considered in determining child support. He can help clients obtain the proper level of support.

Marital Agreements Lawyer

Marital documents can be written to outline how assets would be divided in the event the marriage comes to an end. When a couple wishes to create an agreement before they marry, they will need a prenuptial agreement. If an agreement is desired after a couple has married, a postnuptial agreement is appropriate. Marital Agreements Attorney Carnohan can draft and review both types of documents and help clients clearly state the terms on which they have decided.

Paternity Lawyer

When it becomes necessary to establish a child’s parentage due to a situation involving custody, support, or a paternity action, Mr. Carnohan can help. He is a paternity attorney who skillfully advocates for the client’s interests.

Post-Judgment Modifications Lawyer

A change in circumstances can necessitate a change in court orders for one or both parents in matters of support or child custody and visitation. Post-Judgment Modifications Attorney Carnohan offers experienced counsel to handle such matters properly and gain favorable outcomes.

Spousal Support Lawyer

Some divorces result in an order for regular payments from one former spouse to the other. Spousal Support Attorney Joe Carnohan can help clients ensure the spousal support ordered is accurate and equitable.

Step Parent Adoptions Lawyer

Mr. Carnohan is a Step Parent Adoptions Attorney who is pleased to help families grow by means of legal adoption. He also assists clients in contesting or defending a step parent adoption.

Support Enforcement Lawyer

The law directs that the parent who is responsible for child support will continue timely payments until the specified end date. In the event that payments are late or not forthcoming, Support Enforcement Attorney Carnohan can help pursue the delinquent party in order to ensure support is paid.

Estate Planning Attorney to Protect Your Future

Solana Beach Estate Planning Lawyer Carnohan offers clients assistance in planning for the future. He can help you clearly state and enforce your wishes by means of a will, trust, or other estate planning tool. If you need help executing a trust, Mr. Carnohan is an experienced trust administration attorney.

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Gaining Proper Compensation

When someone has been injured in an accident, a qualified Personal Injury Attorney can help ensure they receive the appropriate financial restitution and medical care. Mr. Carnohan handles many types of personal injury cases, including slip and fall, car and boating accidents, and defective products. He works to gain clients the highest compensation possible under the law.

Skilled Family Law Attorney for Solana Beach, CA

After three decades of gaining positive outcomes for clients in matters of family law, estate planning, and personal injury cases, Mr. Carnohan is well qualified to help you resolve your case. Contact us at (760) 722-8200 to make an appointment for a no-fee initial consultation. We also welcome online submissions using our case evaluation form.

Solana Beach Estate Planning Attorney, Family Law Lawyer, Trust Administration Lawyer, and Personal Injury Attorney Joe Carnohan understands what is needed to gain a successful outcome in your case.


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.

Solana Beach Lawyer Joseph Carnohan