Christopher L. Vatsaas


Chris Vatsaas is an associate attorney with Chestnut Cambronne and focuses his practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, paternity, asset and debt division, spousal maintenance, child support, domestic abuse (including orders for protection), and Harassment Restraining Orders. He also serves in a neutral capacity as a family law mediator, parenting consultant, and parent time expeditor. In addition to his family law practice, Chris assists individuals and families with their estate planning needs, including wills, trusts, power of attorney forms, health care directives, and Transfer on Death Deeds.

Chris has presented on subjects such as orders for protection, Harassment Restraining Orders, Ex Parte Emergency Custody Orders, and estate planning. He is a board member of the Family Law League, a local non-profit organization focused on professional development and networking among family law professionals, and his other memberships include the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Washington County Bar Association. Additionally, Chris serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Cradle of Hope, a local non-profit organization that provides various forms of financial and material assistance to pregnant mothers and mothers of newborns whose families are experiencing financial crisis related to the pregnancy.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family. He is also an active member of his local parish and a self-described basketball fanatic.