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Mr. Kales concentrates and limits his practice to Virginia family law and domestic relations cases, including collaborative divorce, family mediation, preparation of separation and property settlement agreements, equitable distribution of property, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and prenuptial agreements.

Mr. Kales helps clients to navigate their divorces with support and compassion, assisting them to reach the best solutions for themselves and their families. Some of these resolutions are reached via alternative dispute resolution, such as the Collaborative Process or mediation. Others are reached via traditional, attorney-to-attorney negotiations. Still others are reached via his firm's flat fee, uncontested divorce program. 

On multiple occassions, Mr. Kales has been named a member of Virginia's Legal Elite in the area of alternative dispute resolution by Virginia Business Magazine and to the Virginia Super Lawyers list, an honor awarded to no more than five percent of attorneys.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 82%
    16 years
  2. Mediation: 15%
    19 years
  3. Prenuptials: 3%
    16 years



Hourly ($375/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anne (Jan) W. White

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Jonathan. They are all extremely satisfied.


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Contact info

Kales & Kales, PLC

4000 Legato Road
Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA, 22033


VAAuthorized to practice law200003/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
ListedVirginia Super Lawyers2015
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2015
ListedVirginia Super Lawyers2014
ListedSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 10 Collaborative Divorce Lawyers - Greater Washington, DCTen Leaders2014
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2014
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2013
Family Mediation CetificationVirginia Supreme Court2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKales & Kales, PLC2004 - Present
AssociateHale, Hassan, Carlson, and Penn, PLC2002 - 2004
AssociateSurovell, Jackson, Colten, and Dugan, P.C.2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Virginia Collaborative ProfessionalsMember of Executive Council2006 - Present
Collaborative Professionals of Northern VirginiaCPNV Represenative to VaCP and Past President2006 - Present
Virginia Supreme CourtCertified Family Mediator2006 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2000 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law SectionsMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Riggins v. O'BrienContempt finding against Mr. Riggins upheld.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Bates CollegeAmerican History and PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce 101Virginia Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support Law2014
Lecture SeriesNegotiating a Divorce Settlement2006
Lecture SeriesModification and Enforcement of Property Settlement Agreements and Court Orders2005