“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 […]

Jennifer B. Worden portrait

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. […]

Ashely Keil portrait

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 […]