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San Diego Family Lawyers

Uniquely Experienced in Litigation and Mediation

As one of the most established Family Law firms in San Diego County, our lawyers bring decades of experience to your case. Experienced trial lawyers, we are experts in all forms of divorce proceedings, including litigation and mediation. We are first and foremost competent, fierce advocates for you and your children. We are as adept at handling cases with sophisticated financial issues as we are at resolving complex custody disputes.

Lesa Christenson, CFLS*

Lesa Christenson, CFLS*

Partner & Co-Founder

When it comes to divorce and Family Law, Lesa Christenson keeps clients focused on what matters most – achievable results that put her clients in the best position possible to move forward with their lives. Lesa is a Certified Family Law Specialist* with over 35 years of legal experience. She is skilled at litigation, mediation and informal settlement.

Sharon Blanchet, CFLS*

Sharon Blanchet, CFLS*

Partner & Co-Founder

Sharon Blanchet is a Certified Family Law Specialist* who brings the voice of reason and creative solutions to the highly charged atmosphere surrounding divorce. She is a founding partner of ABC Family Law with over 34 years of Family Law experience. Today, Sharon’s practice focuses on mediation only.  One of our other attorneys can help with litigation cases.

Heidie Y. Trautwein, CFLS*

Heidie Y. Trautwein, CFLS*

Senior Associate Attorney

A Certified Family Law Specialist*, Heidie Y. Trautwein has been an attorney since 2010.  She joined the firm in 2019 bringing nearly a decade of complex litigation experience to the firm. Heidie has over 10 years of experience in Family Law matters, including divorce, legal separation, paternity, child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal support.

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Listens With Great Care

“When I was served with divorce papers, I went to see Sharon (Blanchet). She listened with great care to my story and gave me excellent advice. While she could have encouraged me to fight (and thus churn fees for herself), she gave me an honest appraisal of my situation and suggested that I reach a cash settlement with my husband so I could avoid writing him monthly support checks.”*

*This testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Positive, Quick and Amicable Outcome

“Working with Lesa and the ABC Family Law team was as good as it can get. They were very focused on managing a very well balance counseling, making sure that my interests, as well the family’s interests  and  the well-being of the children were always on top of the list. They made a hard and difficult process look easy, always staying focus on a positive, quick and amicable outcome”.  – Jorge

*This testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.  

Thoughtful Care And Skill

“Sara and I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to you and your team as we complete our business together.  We very much appreciate your thoughtful care and skill in assisting our family through some pretty hard to believe experiences (lol!).   Thank you for coming into our lives and helping us demonstrate and walk our values out that fidelity, truth and love are worth fighting for.  Thank you again.” – John S. (Father of 3)

*This testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.