What Our Clients Say

What Does Family Mean to Me?

There is no single definition for “family”. They come in all shapes and sizes and are not limited by a blood relationship, proximity, or a shared last name. Rather, a family may be made up of any group of people who provide love and support for each other.

My Favorite HAPPILY EVER AFTER DIVORCE ® Story

The best outcome to every case is one where the parties are able to arrive at an agreement themselves. I view my job as being one where my primary objective is to assist the client in developing the communication and problem-solving skills necessary to have long-lasting success not only though the divorce process but in the years that follow.

WHAT IS MY FAMILY STRUCTURE LIKE?

My wife, Nicole, and I as well as our rescue dog, Maggie, live together in Midtown Atlanta. Our extended family lives far away, as Nicole is originally from Canada where her family continues to reside. I am from the Midwest originally where my family continues to reside.

Education

  • Louisiana State University, 1993
    • Juris Doctorate – Graduated in top 20% of my class
  • University of Southern California, 1990
    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Experience

  • Licensed in GA, MO, KS, and LA
  • Ran a very successful solo practice for over 20 years
  • Frequent author and speaker at various family law seminars
  • Guest on various television and radio programs to discuss family law topics

Professional Recognition

  • Rated “Distinguished. Very high peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards” by Martindale-Hubbell since 1998.
  • Allen has appeared on numerous television and radio programs to discuss such topics as annulment, same-sex marriage/divorce, and the impact of divorce on children.
  • Allen is a frequent author and presenter at various family law continuing education seminars for National Business Institute.

Reported Cases

  • Cullison v. Thiessen, 51 SW3d 508 (Mo App 2001);
  • Haden v. Riou, 37 SW3d 854 (Mo App 2001);
  • Maciak v. Maciak, 193 SW3d 430 (Mo App 2006);
  • Traxel v Traxel, 295 SW3d 215 (Mo App 2009);
  • In the matter of G.K.S, 452 SW3d 244 (Mo App 2014);
  • Klein v. Klein, 475 SW3d 194 (Mo App 2015);
  • Alport v. Alport, 571 SW3d 680 (Mo App 2019);
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