Ms. Kales is a seasoned, highly regarded Virginia family law attorney, who is committed to keeping divorcing clients out of court and particularly enjoys assisting individuals and families who are committed to resolving their legal issues collaboratively. She especially enjoys co-mediating divorces and other family law issues with her husband and law partner, Jonathan Kales, and is proud of her efforts in formulating, establishing and running the Kales & Kales uncontested divorce program, which provides an affordable, simple, and fast way for couples, who do not have any contested issues, to enter a Marital Settlement Agreement and divorce.

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Ms. Kales is a Northern Virginia native. She resides in Fairfax County with Jonathan and their children, Jack, Noah, and Lily, where she is a board member of her children’s elementary school PTA, is past co-chair of her children’s nursery school parent’s committee, and is actively involved in multiple other community and youth oriented committees and organizations.

Practice Areas: Divorce mediation, uncontested divorce, Collaborative Divorce, negotiations, postnuptial and property settlement agreements, family law, equitable distribution of property, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, parenting plans.

Membership: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, Virginia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, Fairfax Bar Association.

Education: Mary Washington College, B.A., 1994, George Washington University, J.D., 2003

Honors: Notes Editor for the International Law Review of George Washington University, 2002-2003,

Publications: The Intercountry Adoption Act Of 2000: Are Its Laudable Goals Worth Its Potential Impact On Small Adoption Agencies, Independent Intercountry Adoptions, and Ethical Independent Adoption Professionals?