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Karen Louise Keyes

Divorce and separation Attorney at Arlington, VA

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 31 years
    Virginia - VA 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1993
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1991
    Associate No misconduct found

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Divorce and family conflict can be emotional, stressful, and challenging. The way that you transition through your divorce and other family law matters will have an enormous impact on your life for many years to come. 

My commitment is to help clients resolve issues without court intervention. My training in psychology, law, mediation, and collaborative practice enables me to help clients work though issues and arrive at solutions that are best for the client and their family. 

When dealing with divorce, property division, support and/or child custody, litigation is rarely in my client’s best interest. Alternatives to litigation, such as mediation and collaborative divorce, should be considered and attempted before anyone files in court. The hostile and adversarial nature of litigation can generate conflict, which can then result in the deterioration of relationships over time. In the end, most cases that are filed are settled out of court. 

Mediation and collaborative divorce are two process options that offer you a different way of resolving a dispute. Instead of using a combative approach in court, I work with clients in a process that is consistent with their interests and goals. 

My clients are concerned about the costs – emotional and financial – of divorce, do not feel comfortable having their personal issues resolved in a public court and have the desire to reach a settlement that feels fair and respectful to both partners and is in the best interest of their children.

I help clients identify the questions that need to be answered, understand the law and legal information, generate options for resolution of the issues, and select the best option that is most consistent with their interests and needs. 

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Arlington Collaborative Law PLLC
2311 Wilson Blvd., Suite 625
Arlington, VA, 22201

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Work Experience

  • Divorce Attorney
  • Law Office of Karen L. Keyes
  • 2004 - Present


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • College of Charleston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Virginia Mediation Network
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Virginia Joint ADR Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Arlington Divorce and separation Lawyer Karen Louise Keyes
Karen Louise Keyes
Divorce and separation Attorney
Arlington, VA