OUR TEAM

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, so you can come out the other side prepared and confident to enter the next phase of your life.

Our lawyers bring decades of experience to your case. Experienced trial lawyers, we are experts in both litigation and mediation, always with the goal of settlement whenever possible. 

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

Business Minds.  Compassionate Hearts.

We are first and foremost competent, fierce advocates for you and your children. Our attorneys are Certified Family Law Specialists*. These lawyers have received extra training, taken an additional bar exam in Family Law and are highly regarded by the court as a result. We are as adept at handling cases with sophisticated financial issues, as we are at resolving complex custody disputes.

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Meet Our Attorneys

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Lesa Christenson, CFLS*
Lead Mediator and Owner

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 nearly 40 years of legal experience. She is skilled at litigation, mediation and informal settlement.

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. Lesa is well-prepared to change course when necessary.

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Heidie Y. Trautwein, CFLS*
Senior Associate Attorney

.A Certified Family Law Specialist*, Heidie Y. Trautwein joined ABC in 2019 bringing over a decade of complex litigation experience to the firm. Heidie has over 12 years of experience in Family Law matters, including divorce, legal separation, paternity, child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal support.

Prior to joining the Firm, Heidie worked at a local Family Law firm and at a national law firm in the civil litigation department. She has experience handling high net worth Family Law cases.

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Sharon Blanchet, APC

Retired Attorney & Co-Founder

Retired in Janaury 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 with almost four decades of Family Law experience, she was highly regarded and accomplished during her career. Ms. Blanchet’s practice focused on high asset and complex litigation and custody issues.

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 off enjoying retirement.

Thank you for your service.

Paralegal

Jodi Ruiz

Jodi has been a paralegal on Lesa Christenson’s team since 2014. She began working for retired Partner, Kathryn F. Ashworth, in 1991, in the firm’s predecessor. Jodi provides compassionate support and paralegal services to clients during their Family Law proceedings.

Jodi is regularly complimented on her legal skill, professionalism and organization. She has two children, including an adult son who proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps.

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