Audra Bullock can recite the numbers without hesitation. There are close to 5500 children in need of foster care in Virginia. With a population of over 8 million, if just one person in a thousand decided to do something for foster care, not foster but just do something for the system, the cycles would break. […]

Phillips & Peters applauds the Commonwealth of Virginia in its efforts to recognize June 19th as a celebration of Juneteenth.   It is exciting to see Virginia leading in recognition of this day.  It is our prayer that in looking back and understanding what our history has been, that our country can unite and move […]

No matter how much you love your job and coworkers, the transition back to work after being home can be tough. The impact of the coronavirus tossed many established routines and habits out the window. As states open back up and bosses decide it is safe to open the business doors once again, here are […]

On the first Wednesday of every month, the family law office of Phillips & Peters celebrates Women Crush Wednesday! These are not sponsored or paid posts – just women business owners we love to support that are crushing it in Hampton Roads.    After a couple of months quarantined at home with family some of us know more […]

 Born out of the Ashes.  Born for Greatness.  Some thoughts from Founding Partner, Kimberly Phillips to the Class of 2020:  As the Class of 2020 graduates, I want to challenge these students to recognize how very extraordinary they are in so many ways. I saw a quote on social media recently that I believe applies […]

See Virginia Code 20-124.2  In Virginia, parents have a legal obligation to provide for their children. Generally, child support terminates at the age of 18 unless the child is a full-time high school student who is still living at home and not self-supporting. If this is the case, then child support will continue until the child turns 19 or graduates […]

On the first Wednesday of every month, the family law office of Phillips & Peters celebrates Women Crush Wednesday! These are not sponsored or paid posts – just women business owners we love to support that are crushing it in Hampton Roads.    As Virginia plans to gradually reopen in the middle of May, patrons across the […]

On March 30th at 2 PM, Virginia’s Governor, Ralph Northam issued Executive Order Number Fifty-Five. By the end of the day the “Temporary Stay At Home Order Due to Novel Coronavirus” was in place. States around the country have been taking similar actions to stop the spread of COVID-19. “Do not go out unless you need to […]

On the first Wednesday of every month, the family law office of Phillips & Peters celebrates Women Crush Wednesday! These are not sponsored or paid posts – just women business owners we love to support that are crushing it in Hampton Roads.    With the economic slowdown happening due to coronavirus professional service businesses are taking a […]

“If I sign a prenuptial agreement, it’s like expecting a divorce.” “We don’t have any money, why would we need a prenuptial agreement?” “I don’t want to pay alimony.” If a family law attorney has heard these statements once, she’s heard them a thousand times. In Virginia, we refer to prenuptial agreements as premarital agreements. […]

Family law attorneys have been noticing for years that an increasing number of our clients contemplating divorce are in their 50s and 60s. In the US, “gray divorce” is on the rise. In 2017, the Pew Research Center did a study to find out. They determined that, while divorce among adults 25-39 was decreasing, the […]

Engagement rings symbolize the promise of love, fidelity, and a lifetime commitment to another person. Sometimes, unfortunately, these promises are broken and couples decide to part ways. When this occurs, often the question arises, who gets to keep the engagement ring? Is it returned to the person who gave you the ring, or do you […]

On the first Wednesday of every month, the family law office of Phillips & Peters celebrates Women Crush Wednesday! These are not sponsored or paid posts – just women business owners we love to support that are crushing it in Hampton Roads.      As a small business owner, facets of your personality will shine through the […]

America’s favorite Hallmark holiday is quickly upon us. For those familiar with the inside of a family law office this Valentine’s Day might feel different than before. Whether or not you ever enjoyed all the reminders of the “love holiday”—red heart-shaped cards, chocolate-filled boxes, flowers, teddy bears, dinner reservations—if your family is falling apart, you’re […]

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When we watched Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story our team identified with the film in different ways. At Phillips & Peters, we represent clients in some of the worst times of their lives. We’ve seen the pain and heartache that can come with a family transition. We also know there is hope on the other side. […]

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When we watched Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story our team identified with the film in different ways. At Phillips & Peters, we represent clients in some of the worst times of their lives. We’ve seen the pain and heartache that can come with a family transition. We also know there is hope on the other side. […]

On the first Wednesday of every month, the family law office of Phillips & Peters celebrates Women Crush Wednesday! These are not sponsored or paid posts – just women business owners we love to support that are crushing it in Hampton Roads.    Activist. Ecosystem Disruptor. Civic Agitator. Whatever you want to call her, Jackie Jackson Glass […]

Marriage Story is the six-time Oscar-nominated film on Netflix. It explores a couple’s divorce and coast-to-coast custody battle. Nicole Barber moves her son Henry to Los Angeles with plans to stay. Charlie, Henry’s father, lives in New York under the impression that his family will be returning. Throughout the film, we meet a cast of […]

The second class of honorees has been named for the “Influential Women of Law” and Corrynn Peters was among them. Together, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and four statewide bar groups determined which women attorneys and judges fit the criteria to earn recognition. This award honors those that work with excellence on behalf of the justice system […]

Marriage Story is a Netflix debuted film written, directed, and produced by Noah Baumbach. Despite the title of the movie, the story follows a couple going through the divorce process. The three different family law attorneys portray different negative stereotypes about the profession. This may leave audiences wondering, “Are all family law attorneys like that?”. […]