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Christel A. Croxen

Christel joined Gjesdahl Law, P.C. in 2015, after clerking for two years with the Cass County District Court. She focuses primarily on divorce and post-judgment issues, paternity, and child custody.

Christel lives in Moorhead with her two cats, and dog. She enjoys traveling and exploring the great outdoors.

Christel's Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Post-Judgment issues
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Domestic Abuse and Harassment
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Negotiating
  • Adoption
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Christel's Credentials

Education & Licensure


  • Auburn Senior High School, Auburn, WA, 1996
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, A.S., Biology, 2005
  • University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, B.A. English Literature, 2007
  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND, J.D., 2013

Licenses and Admissions:

  • State Bar of North Dakota, 2013
  • State Bar of Minnesota, 2015

Additional Legal Education:

  • Mediation Center, Fargo, ND, family law mediation certification, 2016
  • IACP, collaborative divorce law certification, 2016
Christel's Achievements



Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • North Dakota Bar Association
  • North Dakota Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota
  • North Dakota Collaborative Law Group

Special Events:

  • 2012 – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Law Symposium, University of North Dakota School of Law


  • “Fraud – Rights of Action and Defenses: Statute of Frauds Does Not Preclude the Assertion of a Deceit Claim,” North Dakota Law Review, 2012
  • “Asbestos Litigation: Organizing Complex Cases,” Court Manager Magazine, 2015


  • 2015 Excellence Award from Tyler Technologies (shared award with Frank L. Racek, Judge of the District Court for Cass County)

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Christel's Blog Posts

Blog Posts

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