Kimberly Phillips with Access Scholar Chyna Carter

In 2020 the family law firm of Phillips & Peters celebrated its 10th anniversary with the creation of a scholarship. Kimberly Phillips and Corrynn Peters honored their personal experiences by requiring the award to go to a first-generation, female student passionate about pursuing a legal, criminal justice, or public service undergraduate degree. In partnership with the local nonprofit, Access […]

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The third class of honorees has been named for the “Influential Women of Law” and Kimberly Phillips is among them. Together, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and four statewide bar groups determined which attorneys and judges fit the criteria to earn recognition. This award honors those that work with excellence on behalf of the justice system and their clients. Candidates are […]

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A successful legal team consists of three key players all working together towards the same goal. Lawyers represent, advise, prep, and plot a legal pathway forward. Paralegals coordinate, communicate, research, and file. While some people assume the third member of a legal team is the judge or court system, we would argue the final key player is […]

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After an unprecedented year, the Hampton Roads Chamber decided to recognize businesses in the region that demonstrated resiliency, innovation, determination, and agility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-profits and businesses of all sizes were invited to share their stories. As a small business we decided to participate and share ours as well: When the seriousness and […]

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Irish Flag in Ireland

Family Law Facts in Ireland Have you ever wondered how other countries handle their family law matters and divorce? In the United States, every state has its own standards when it comes to separation periods, residency requirements, and financial fees. In Virginia, for example, some families must wait a year before proceeding with a divorce […]

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The family law team at Phillips & Peters is throwing their hat in the ring for the “Best of Readers’ Choice Awards.” This annual recognition with Coastal Virginia Magazine puts the deciding power in the hands of their readers. The contest includes a diverse lineup of business categories including Arts & Entertainment, Education, Shopping, and […]

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Happy Single Woman

Valentine’s Day is quickly upon us. Here are some ways you can deal with disappointment and heartache on a day meant to celebrate the opposite…

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Attorney

Hiring a lawyer can feel like a daunting step no matter what legal action you are pursuing. In the world of family law, we know that even the first step forward can feel monumental. While all legal matters are not the same, there are standard factors to think through before starting an attorney-client relationship. Here are three tips […]

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Every year Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVA Biz publish the names of the Top Lawyers in the Hampton Roads Area. The list is compiled through peer-to-peer surveys that identify attorneys that represent excellence in a variety of fields. The recognition started in 2017. Since then, the founding partners have been honored every year. The importance […]

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Your Ex Doesn't Believe in Santa!?

For a small child, the anticipation of Christmas Eve and Santa’s arrival top the list of the most exciting things that happen in December. What is better than waking up on Christmas morning to see what Santa left under the Christmas tree? Although hard to fathom, not everyone believes in Santa. And even worse, what […]

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We’re looking back at our Women Crush Wednesday features and sending out a call to SHOP SMALL this season with our Holiday Gift Guide.

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Liene Hawkins is the recipient of the 2020 Virginia Lawyers Weekly Unsung Legal Heroes Award. She is dedicated and deserving of this honor.

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A lot of stress can come with the decision to get a divorce but in VA, there are options for getting a divorce without added uncertainty.

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Attorney Lisa Jackson shares her personal tips to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with extended family during COVID.

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Family law office Phillips & Peters was honored to receive the CoVA Magazine Community Impact Award for the work they do in the community.

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Careyann Weinberg

Careyann Weinberg is the Retail Director of Selden Market and our WCW for November as we get ready for Small Business Saturday.

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October 20th is “National Face Your Fears” Day. For some people looking for a change, the fear of divorce might keep them from moving forward.

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Child trick or treating with Dad

Halloween is more than a day, it’s a tradition. For families that are co-parenting we have some tricks to keep the fun and spirit of the holiday alive.

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Anna Akers of Lorak Jewelry

Our WCW is Anna Akers, the owner, creator, and businesswoman behind Lorak Jewelry in Selden Market who’s hard work and heart built a business.

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Mental Health in Divorce

As family law attorneys we know that divorce can have a profound impact on your physical, mental, and emotional health.

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