Christopher Karlen has tried and settled numerous complex family law cases. He also has drafted and negotiated many pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. He has been appointed as a special master in several dissolution of marriage cases. He frequently lectures in the area of family law. He concentrates his practice in the area of family/domestic law, including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, paternity, maintenance, child support, child custody, modification matters, and pre/post-nuptial agreements.
The Missouri Bar
St. Louis County Bar Association
J.D., Washington University – St. Louis, 1982
B.A., History, George Washington University and University of Cincinnati, 1979, Honors
“Tax Aspects of Divorce in Missouri,” National Business Institute, January 6, 2004
“Handling Missouri Divorce Cases From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, November 12, 2004.
“Getting the Best Financial Settlement for Your Divorce Client in Missouri,” National Business Institute, November 17, 2005.
“What Family Court Judges Want You to Know,” National Business Institute, June 27, 2006.
“Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client,” National Business Institute, April 30, 2007.
“Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client,” National Business Institute, April 18, 2008.
“Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator,” National Business Institute, September 30, 2009.