Divorce cases are extremely sensitive situations, and there are several ways that spouses can seek a resolution. Your unique Northern Virginia family law needs will determine whether a Collaborative Divorce, divorce mediation, or divorce litigation are right for you, and by better understanding the elements and characteristics of each...Read more
When a marriage ends, there are a variety of issues that need to be sorted out, including child custody arrangements, child support payments, and the details of alimony. Alimony is defined as a husband’s or wife’s court-ordered provision for a spouse after a divorce, and it generally involves monetary...Read more
Jonathan Kales has been selected to the 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list for excellence in the practice of family law. Virginia Super Lawyers are selected as part of a multistep nomination and research process that incorporates a statewide nomination survey, independent evaluation utilizing a 12 point indicator system, and...Read more
Jonathan Kales will be giving a talk on basic Virginia child custody, visitation, and support law on October 29th at 7:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean, as part of the New Beginnings Divorce 6-week program covering “everything you need to know about divorce in Virginia.” If...Read more
Kales & Kales, PLC is proud to announce that Virginia Business Magazine, in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, has named Jonathan Kales a member of the Virginia Legal Elite in the area of alternative dispute resolution for 2014. This is the second year in a row in which...Read more
My Spouse Sleeps on the Couch in the Basement, Where He/She Belongs. Does that Count as a Separation in Virginia?
To be granted a no-fault divorce in Virginia, a couple must be separated for 1 year (6 months if they have no minor children together and they’ve signed a comprehensive settlement agreement). What, though, constitutes “separate and apart,” under Virginia law? Living in separate residences certainly counts. However, what...Read more