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Jonathan Kales, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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   4000 Legato Road
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  jkales@kaleslaw.com
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Education


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J.D.

LL.B.

Ph.D.

Psy.D

Ed.D.

L.E.P.

LCSW

LPC

LMFT

Psychiatrist

CFP®

CPA

ChFC

Professional Activities


Current Prior

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours Action
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative,professional coach training
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)

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Jonathan Kales, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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As a family law attorney and mediator, my goal is to provide clients with the support necessary to reach the best possible resolutions for themselves and their families in an environment that is less painful, more compassionate, individualized, holistic, and efficient, and has greater integrity than traditional divorce. I dedicate my practice exclusively to negotiating divorce settlements, the majority of which are achieved via the Collaborative Process. I stopped litigating entirely in 2012 after practicing family law for years and becoming convinced that court and the adversarial system serve divorcing spouses and their children poorly, making already difficult situations even harder by ramping up conflict and rarely focusing on what's in the best interests of anyone involved. In the end, my hope for each client is an enduring divorce settlement agreement that provides them with a positive path forward in life, whether with regard to co-parenting, financially, or otherwise.

Collaborative Practice Group Membership


Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia

Collaborative Services


I have been the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia's president, representative to the Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VacP), and treasurer, as well as a member of the VaCP’s Council. Additionally, I was named as one of “Ten Leaders in Collaborative Divorce Law in Greater Washington District of Columbia” by The Ten Leaders Cooperative and have been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as a member of Virginia’s "Legal Elite" in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution in every year from 2013 to the present. My experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution and family conflicts dates back to the mid-1990s, when I mediated parenting disputes in the Connecticut court system while in law school.

Education


Licenses


Virginia State Bar, Member
Virginia Supreme Court, Certified Family Mediator

Professional Activities


CURRENT:
Member, Fairfax Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

PRIOR:
President, Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
CPNV Representative to Virginia Collaborative Professionals
Treasurer, CPNV
Member, VaCP Council

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
2006 Basic Collaborative Law Training Palliser Conflict Resolution 20
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
1997 Mediation Training University of Connecticut School of Law 50
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2010 Advanced Collaborative Training Jack Himmelstein/Katherine Miller 8
2009 Advanced Collaborative Training Pauline Tesler/Peggy Thompson 5.5
2008 Intermediate Collaborative Training Pauline Tesler 3.5
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2020 Advanced Collaborative Training: Prenups, the Collaborative Way McHugh and Fletcher 1.5
2020 Advanced Collaborative Training: Disclosure? Distraction? Denial? Dunno. Addressing Full Disclosure of Ambiguous Adultery in Collaborative Divorce Goldman and Ginsberg 1.5
2019 Advanced Collaborative Training: ASD/Neuro-diversity in the Family: How to better understand the neuro-diverse adult client (and their neuro-diverse children) Jamell White, Ph.D., LCSW-C 1.5
2018 Advanced Collaborative Training: Divorce Through the Developmental Lens Lisa Herrick, PhD and Kate Scharff 1.5
2018 Advanced Collaborative Training: Collaborative TEAM protocols: How the TEAM establishes an environment of thinking and reasoning Christine Hissong and Mary Szpanka 1.5
2018 Advanced Collaborative Training: Avoiding Financial Errors in Divorce Settlement Adam Morgan, CFP, CDFA, MBA 1.5
2018 Advanced Collaborative Training: And They Lived Happily Ever After… Carol Miller, Ph.D, J. Christopher Brown, Elizabeth Gray, Steve Metzler 1.5
2017 VaCP 10th Annual Conference Herrick and Scharff 6
2017 Advanced Collaborative Training: What Does Neutrality Look Like? Herrick and Goldberg 1.5
2017 Advanced Collaborative Training: Stop Driving at the End of Your Hood Garver, Schleifman, McHugh 1.5
2017 Advanced Collaborative Training: Creating the Conditions for Growth As We Help Our Clients Navigate Separation and Divorce Lisa Herrick and Kate Scharff 6
2017 Advanced Collaborative Training: Complexity and Protocols: Adapting Collaborative Process in the Complex System of Divorce Smith 7.5
2017 Advanced Collaborative Training: Collaborative Marketing Principles Rockwell 1.5
2016 Advanced Collaborative Training: Motivational Interviewing and Collaborative Divorce Goldberg and Marks 1.5
2015 VaCP 8th Annual Conference Fancher, Macturk, Nelson, Simek 7
2015 How to Present Collaborative Divorce at a First Client Meeting I was the instructor. 1.5
2015 Advanced Collaborative Training: Working with Families with Special Needs Children Nuzzo 1.5
2015 Advanced Collaborative Training: What Are Our Core Collaborative Principles (Part 2)? I was the instructor along with fellow CPNV Executive Board Members 1.5
2015 Advanced Collaborative Training: What Are Our Core Collaborative Principles (Part 1)? Miller and Fletcher 1.5
2015 Advanced Collaborative Training: Collaborative Premarital Agreements McHugh 1.5
2015 Advanced Collaborative Training - Employee Benefits: What the Employee and Spouse Need to Know as They Contemplate Divorce? Schliefman and Lindahl 1.5
2014 Breaking Down Barriers to Support: How a Cohesive Collaborative Team Can Inspire New Thinking Smollar, D'Ari, Broussard, Fauss 7
2014 Advanced Collaborative Training: Your Professional Profile Should Communicate Your Commitment to the Collaborative Process Paul Smollar 1.5
2013 Overcoming Barriers to Settlement: A Skills-Based Training Utilizing Strategies from Psychology, Communication, Negotiation and Neuroscience Meirding 7
2013 Advanced Mediation Training: Dialogues Across Divides Virginia Mediation Network and The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University 8
2013 Advanced Collaborative Training: The Meaning of Money Rona Hitlin-Mason 1.5
2013 Advanced Collaborative Training: Everything You Wanted to Know About Divorce and Tax But Were Afraid to Ask Keith Lindall 1.5
2013 Advanced Collaborative Training: Divorce Research Redux Lisa Herrick 1.5
2013 Advanced Collaborative Training: Collaborative Conversations About Support Smollar and D'Ari 1.5
2012 The Collaborative Road Show Burr, Hirsch, Pence, Solar, & Zimmerman 1.5
2012 Team Collaboration in a Difficult Case Miller, Fletcher & Pendzich 1.5
2012 Navigating Asset Valuation Pitfalls in Collaborative Divorce Cases Mitlehner & Schleifman 1.5
2011 Preventing Real Property Pitfalls in Divorce Kelly Lise Murray 2
2011 Navigating Emotional Currents: Delving Beneath the Surface of the Collaborative Process CPTI: Lisa Herrick & Kate Scharff 3
2011 Mediation Ethics Spahn and McCammon 2
2011 Advanced Mediation Training Virginia Mediation Network 6
2010 IACP 11th Annual Networking and Educational Forum International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 18
2009 Advanced Mediation Training Virginia Mediation Network 8
2008 Three Day Core Interdisciplinary Team Training Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings 20
2008 Advanced Mediation Training Community Mediation Center 8
2005 Mediation Training Northern Virginia Mediation Service 30
2004 Mediation Training Northern Virginia Mediation Service 45
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