It’s not uncommon to see conflict in a long-term relationship. In fact, it’s perfectly normal for couples to clash from time to time — after all, they’re two separate people with differing opinions. Some couples try to avoid conflict at all costs. The problem with sweeping uncomfortable subjects under...Read more
Changes have been made to both Virginia and federal law that have substantial implications for spousal support in Virginia. BIG CHANGES FOR DIVORCING COUPLES What does silence about the modifiability of spousal support in a divorce settlement agreement mean? We asked a Virginia family lawyer. If divorcing spouses settle their...Read more
When a couple decides to separate, and divorce becomes the only option left on the table, there are a few ways they can proceed. One option is litigation, where the two parties decide to go to court for their divorce. Another option is mediation, where the divorcing couple agrees...Read more
Divorce is never easy, but with the help of a qualified mediator, your chances of settling your divorce amicably is very possible. Divorce mediators are neutral third parties who provide unbiased guidance for divorcing couples. Mediators can be used in all sorts of disputes, but they are especially useful...Read more
Differences in communication styles matter in divorce mediation. The Fairfax, Va. mediation team of Amy & Jonathan Kales truly understand this.
You’ve heard of the book Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray, PhD? Fundamental to the premise of the book is this underlying hypothesis: Men and women communicate differently—what they hear, how they speak, and how they process information is very different. At Kales & Kales PLC,...Read more
How does divorce mediation work? Divorce is often resolved through negotiation, which is where divorce mediation steps into play. A mediator is brought in to facilitate settlement discussions and to help the divorcing couple reach a fair divorce agreement that involves the splitting of property, the distribution of assets,...Read more