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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.

Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Attorney Joe Carnohan

Welcome to the Law Offices of Step Parent Adoption Attorney Joseph Battle Carnohan. In practice for more than 30 years, Mr. Carnohan has provided skilled legal representation to parties engaged in the Step Parent Adoption process.

If you are considering having your spouse adopt your child, or are a Step Parent seeking information regarding the adoption process, please contact Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Lawyer Joseph Carnohan at (760) 722-8200 to set up an appointment for a free, comprehensive consultation with a leading Family Law Attorney.

Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Lawyer Joe Carnohan

During your consultation, Mr. Carnohan will thoroughly review the process, as well as the ramifications should you and your current spouse decide to divorce in the future. This information will allow all parties to make an educated decision prior to moving forward.

Dedicated to providing quality legal counsel and representation, all communications will be responded to rapidly, and we will keep you apprised of the status of your legal action so you are not left in the dark.

Call us today to learn how Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Attorney Joseph Battle Carnohan can help you successfully complete the adoption should you decide that doing so is in the best interests of your family.

Step Parent Adoption Attorney in Oceanside – Joseph B. Carnohan

There are numerous guidelines which pertain directly to Step Parent Adoptions. A highly experienced lawyer, Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Attorney Joe Carnohan has successfully helped numerous families complete their adoptions. A highly complex process, it is essential that you retain a knowledgeable lawyer who possesses an in-depth understanding of the steps which must be taken in order for your planned adoption to go through.

In order to adopt your step child, the following conditions must be met:

After the adoption is completed, the adoptive parent has the same rights, duties and responsibilities as a biological parent. Should you and your spouse divorce after the adoption is finalized, the adoptive parent can fight for custody, obtain visitation rights, and a child support order will be issued.

Because there are numerous issues to consider prior to adopting your stepchild or allowing your spouse to adopt your biological child, it is essential that you and your spouse consider each and every legal ramification of the adoption.

Call an Experienced Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Lawyer for a Complimentary Consultation

Representing clients throughout North San Diego County and the surrounding communities for more than 30 years, Lawyer Joseph Carnohan provides quality legal counsel and representation at affordable rates. Call today to learn how he can help you with your Family Law related matter.