The breakup of a marriage is one of the most difficult challenges a person can face.  At ABC Family Law, you can count on us to guide you through the divorce process with compassion and expertise, so you can come out the other side prepared and confident to enter the next phase of your life.

Attorney Lesa Christenson has been practicing law since 1985, and has extensive business and civil litigation experience in addition to her Family Law experience – something other Family Law attorneys do not have. This is especially beneficial to our business owner clients.

We offer both litigation and mediation services to our clients.

Legal Services

Divorce & Legal Separation
  • Marital Dissolution (Divorce)
  • Same-Sex Divorce
  • Child Custody and Parenting Plans
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Move-Away Requests
  • Property Division
Mediation Services
  • Start to Finish with Parties Only
  • Parties and Their Attorneys Present
  • Post-Judgement Mediation
Post-Divorce Legal Services
  • Modifications of Child Custody
  • Modifications of Child Support
  • Modifications of Spousal Support
  • Enforcement Challenges
Other Family Law Services
  • Stepparent Adoptions
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements (review only)
  • Post-Nuptial Agreement Review
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Special Master (Expert) Services
  • Paternity Actions
  • Parenting Coordinator Services

Business Minds.  Compassionate Hearts.

Lesa Christenson is a Certified Family Law Specialist* who received extra training and took an additional California bar exam in Family Law.  She has been a Specialist since 2002.  ABC is committed to practicing law with the highest degree of integrity.  As a firm with deep roots in the San Diego legal community, established in 2000, we are well-known and highly regarded by the Court.  We are as adept at handling cases with sophisticated financial issues as we are at resolving complex custody disputes.


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Lesa Christenson, CFLS*
Principal Attorney & Mediator

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 has nearly 40 years of legal experience. Her current focus is on mediation, litigation, and strategy.  

Lesa knows that cases often change course during the divorce process. While a case may start out amicably, it may need more aggressive representation if critical issues, such as custody or child support, cannot be settled. 

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Sharon Blanchet

Retired Attorney & Co-Founder

Retired in January 2022, Ms. Blanchet was a Certified Family Law Specialist* who brought a voice of reason and creative solutions to the highly charged atmosphere surrounding divorce.  As a founding partner of ABC Family Law, formed in 2000, she was highly regarded and accomplished during her career.

Today, the firm continues to serve her past clients as needed, and welcomes the opportunity to be of service to anyone from her community.  Although we miss her deeply, we are thrilled she is enjoying retirement.

Thank you for your service.

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