Services & Approach

Our aim is settlement through alternative dispute resolution options like mediation.  However, we will be tough if litigation is necessary for your family law matter.  We handle straightforward, simple divorce cases as well as more complex divorce cases, including cases involving business owners.

With 80 years of combined legal experience, including 15 years of civil and business litigation experience, our attorneys provide a pool of knowledge and invaluable insights that other attorneys do not possess.  The result is effective and efficient legal representation.

We are committed to providing our you with compassionate and strong legal representation that is individualized to fit your particular needs.

We are committed to providing you with compassionate and strong legal representation that is individualized to fit your particular needs.


Divorce & Legal Separation

  • Marital Dissolution (Divorce)
  • Same-Sex Divorce
  • Child Custody and Parenting Plans
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Move-Away Requests
  • Property Division
  • Marital Settlement Agreements

Mediation Family Law Services

  • Start to Finish with Parties Only
  • Parties and Their Attorneys Present
  • Post Judgment 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

Our Approach

ABC Family Law takes a compassionate but pragmatic approach to divorce, custody and related Family Law matters. Although each of our partners has her own unique approach, we share a common mission of making sure our clients leave us stronger and more confident about the future than when they arrive.  To that end, our approach to working with clients includes three important elements: 


It is important to us that you understand each step in the divorce process. Divorce is complex with many unfamiliar terms, procedures and rules. We walk you through the process and answer any questions you have up front and as often as you need along the way.  One of our goals is to educate you so you understand what is occurring.

Strategic Planning

Every case is different with its own unique issues. We work with you to build a strategic plan aimed at achieving the results you want in the most cost-effective way possible. Once the plan is in place, we offer you advice and resources to help you make informed decisions throughout the process.

Involving You

At every step of the way, we involve you.  There are unknown factors and uncontrollable circumstances that will likely arise in your case. We are there to handle whatever comes up for you. We know that cost is always a factor. As we make our way through your case together, we analyze the costs and benefits along the way.

Read Client Testimonials

Clients in need of family law feel vulnerable, and Lesa (Christenson)’s care and integrity put them at ease and make them feel safe. Her skill brings them success and satisfaction. She is phenomenal at what she does and genuinely, Lesa is one of the best in her profession in all of San Diego County.

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

CJ, Mother of 2

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ABC Family Law & Mediation Center

2250 Third Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101