Phyllis Shepherd

Phyllis Shepherd

Phyllis Shepherd Law Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Alaska, District of Columbia
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Biography

Phyllis Shepherd has a reputation for being a trusted family law attorney for over thirty-five years. She has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. It has been a privilege to represent clients living in Nome, Kotzebue, Kodiak, Ketchikan, Juneau, Homer, Seward, Fairbanks, Kenai, Stony River, Palmer, and Anchorage. Wherever you may live, if an Alaskan court is involved in your family matter, her office is a solid legal resource. She is experienced in complex divorce cases, including military divorces. Her law firm's legal team has over 70 combined years of Alaskan legal family law experience. She holds a certificate of training as a child custody investigator. She is an award winning attorney who was also taught future paralegals as an adjunct instructor. Mindful of community service, she has served as a volunteer lawyer for the Alaska Bar Association's Martin Luther King Jr Day free legal clinic, the Alaska Federation of Natives' free Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic and she provided free legal answers on the Alaska Bar Association's Covid-19 family law Hot Line. The Phyllis Shepherd Law Firm is a solid choice to resolve your family law issues zealously with dignity.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Military Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonable and affordable rates.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
Alaska Bar Association
ID Number: 8310147
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 956318
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Phyllis Shepherd Law Firm
Current
Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
(1975)
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Awards
Certified as a Child Custody Investigator
Alaska Court System
Professional Associations
Alaska Bar Association  # 8310147
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Phyllis Shepherd Law Firm
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. Can my boyfriend and father of my child kick me out of my home if he owns the house
A: If your boyfriend has a domestic violence order against you, the court may grant him temporary custody of the minor . child and the court may order you to leave the home. Without a domestic violence protective order, If your boyfriend owns the home and if you were a tenant in his home and you did not pay rent, then the relationship can be viewed as a landlord-tenant relationship and you might be in breach of that landlord-tenant agreement.
Q. When is the first full week of a month?
A: I have seen child custody decrees that allow the parents to define what the first full week of the month means for purposes of the decree. For example, the parents can agree that the first full week of the month starts with the first Sunday of the month followed by six consecutive days.
Q. Ex. wife wrote a letter to the judge and I after her motion was denied.
A: It is an ex parte communication to the judge, but if it is made part of the court file available for public viewing, then you could file a motion to make this letter to the judge confidential or sealed under Alaska Administrative Rule 37.6 ( b)(2) dealing with privacy interests. The judge asked her to provide proof for her motion and she did not do so. Thus, she is technically in contempt of court for disobeying a court order that required her to provide proof. You might file a motion to hold her in contempt of the court's order under CIvil Rule 90 (b) Under Civil Rule 12 (f) a motion to strike may be made to strike from any pleading any insufficient defense, or any redundant, immaterial, impertinent, or scandalous matter.
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Contact & Map
Phyllis Shepherd
645 G Street
Suite 100-963
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: (907) 917-4941
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Fridays and Saturdays, by appointment only. Closed on state and federal holidays.