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Karen L. Keyes, JD

Family Law Attorney and Mediator, Arlington Collaborative Law PLLC
2311 Wilson Blvd., Suite 625
Arlington Virginia 22201

What motivates and inspires you?
I’ve always been interested in family relations. In addition to being a practicing attorney, I have a degree in psychology, focusing on family communications and child development. Divorce is often stressful—and painful—and studies show the negative impact on children of divorce comes from exposure to conflict. When parents manage their own conflict outside of court, the impact on their children can be minimal. Helping clients navigate the settlement processes, while staying mindful of their emotional and financial wellbeing, is very rewarding. The ripple effect of an amicable resolution positively impacts everyone involved.

How does your work differ from traditional family law?
A large portion of my practice is Mediation and Collaborative Divorce with 100 percent focus on settlement. My work aligns solely with clients’ needs and goals for a quality settlement that serves them over time, while maintaining their privacy and dignity.