With the coronavirus pandemic, it is an incredibly difficult time for our nation. It seems as if the world has come to a standstill. And, in many ways, it has. We’re no longer gathering for family celebrations, religious services, or sporting events. The news is entirely consumed by...Read more
Kales & Kales is pleased to announce Jonathan Kales was named a “Top Attorney” by Arlington Magazine for his work in family law. The list recognizes the best attorneys in Arlington, Fairfax County, Falls Church, and Alexandria, Virginia, based on the results of an attorney peer survey. The feature appears...Read more
Kales & Kales, PLC is proud to announce Jonathan Kales will be listed in the September 2017 edition of Northern Virginia Magazine as a 2017 “Top Lawyer” for his work as a mediator. Mr. Kales earned this distinction via a vote of his peers....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
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E.M. Forster No one plans to get divorced when they enter a marriage. It is hard to let go of the future that you and...Read more