What is a Collaborative Divorce? A Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to the traditional combative divorce process that focuses on helping the divorcing couple and their family move beyond the divorce more productively and less painfully. Why is Collaborative Divorce “less painful” than traditional divorce? Collaborative Divorce uses a...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