Older couple sitting on a bench

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

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 […]

Dr. Heather Bookshire with dogs

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 […]

Happy Single Woman

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. […]

Jackie Glass

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 Dinner Time

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 […]

Corrynn Peters

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 Lawyer

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?”. […]

Cindy Arocho

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.    Leadership gurus and business moguls alike will tell their captive followers the importance […]

As the Christmas season ends and the New Year fast approaches, people begin planning their New Year’s resolutions: a fresh start with a list of goals to begin forming the “new you.” It is a time of self-reflection and a chance, to be honest with yourself about your happiness, or lack thereof. Some popular resolutions […]

Christmas Tree

Christmas traditions are one of my favorite things about the holiday season. I love traditions. I love to hear about other’s traditions, as well. As a child, one of my favorite traditions was getting to open one present on Christmas Eve. We always knew which gift was our “big” gift because invariably one of us […]

Kim Phillips and Corrynn Peters

On the first Wednesday of every month, the family law office of Phillips & Peters celebrates WCW aka Women Crush Wednesday! These are not sponsored or paid posts – just women business owners we think are crushing it in Hampton Roads that we love to support.     In 2019 we reached our ninth year in […]

One of the most invaluable experiences my parents provided for me as a child was to open our home to children who were going through the foster care system. Growing up with foster kids who came from very different home environments helped me appreciate that not everyone was as fortunate as me and my siblings […]

Where It All Began  In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress setting the national day of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November. The celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States changes from history to legend the further we turn the clocks back. It seems, though, that ever […]

Separation in Virginia  It is important to know that there is no need, requirement or mechanism to “file” for separation in Virginia. Whether a couple is “separated” in Virginia is a factual determination. Before a married couple can divorce, they must live separate for the time required by Virginia law and one or both parties […]

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 think are crushing it in Hampton Roads that we love to support.   On any fine weathered weekday, you are likely to see the […]

Child trick or treating with Dad

For many families, Halloween is more than a day, it’s a tradition. It’s a time where children and adults alike are excited to dress up, eat too much candy, and join in the community festivities. This can be difficult for families that are co-parenting. Some parents are legally bound to adhere to a court-ordered custody […]

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 think are crushing it in Hampton Roads that we love to support.    “If you feel good, you will always perform your best without […]