Recent Cases

Recent cases as of: March 12, 2019

The following are links to the most recent family law cases decided by the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the appellate courts in Virginia. For a discussion of the holdings of each case, please refer to the entries to be added to the Family Law Cases section of this website.

Supreme Court of the United States

Pavan v. Smith, R-69, docket 16-992 (June 26, 2017)

Howell v. Howell, R-33, docket 15-1031 (May 15, 2017)

V.L. v. E.L., R-23, docket 15-648 (March 7, 2016)

Obergefell v. Hodges, R-73, docket 14-556 (June 26, 2015)

Hollingsworth v. Perry, R-77, docket 12-144 (June 26, 2013)

United States v. Windsor, No. R-79, docket 12-307 (June 26, 2013)

Hillman v. Maretta, R-51, docket 11-1221 (June 3, 2013)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Timothy Bostic v. George Schaefer, 141167.P, docket 14-1167 (July 28, 2014)

Virginia Supreme Court

Kellogg v. Green, Va. Supreme Court, No. 170643 (February 22, 2018)

MacDougall v. Levick, Va. Supreme Court, No. 160551 (November 2, 2017)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Published Opinions

Christopher David McGinnis v. Nadine Anne McGinnis, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0678182 (December 11, 2018)

Adam Yafi v. Stafford Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0529184 (November 27, 2018)

Cathleen Nelson & William Nelson v. Middlesex Dept. of Social Services & John & Jane Doe, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 2041172 (November 20, 2018)

Gary D. Knight, Jr. v. Howard Ottrix and Kahlilah Ottrix, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0420181 (November 20, 2018)

Diana K. Brown v. Megan S. Brown, Individually & as Co-Administrator, etc., et al., Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0553181 (November 13, 2018)

Jason William King, Sr. v. King George Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0164182 (August 21, 2018)

Marie Dolores Jackson v. Dennis Michael Jackson, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1776174 (August 21, 2018)

Bartholomew D.S. Porter v. Eileen Porter, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1872174 (August 14, 2018)

Martha Anne Collins, f/k/a Martha Collins Leeds v. Robert George Leeds, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1770174 (May 29, 2018)

Kevin Glen Monds v. Laura Marie Monds, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1458171 (May 8, 2018)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Unpublished Opinions

Daniel Jason Rakes v. Teresa Renee Griggs Rakes, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1038183 (March 12, 2019)

Sandra Perry and Sterling Delbridge v. Erin Snipes, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0856182 (February 19, 2019)

Mark Lowell Gobble v. Kathryn Sue Elmore Gobble, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0791183 (February 12, 2019)

Jung Sun Park v. Daniel Minkyo Chong, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1134184 (February 5, 2019)

Richard Sparks and Jean Bishop v. Commonwealth of Virginia, et al., Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1037184 (January 29, 2019)

Megan Burgess v. Paul Burgess, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0751182 (January 22, 2019)

Audrey M. Baytop, f/k/a Audrey Taylor v. Wesley Taylor, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1255182 (January 22, 2019)

Hampton H. Jackson, Jr. v. Crystal N. Jackson, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0734182 (December 26, 2018)

Arnulfo G. Garza v. Janet A. Garza, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1286184 (December 18, 2018)

Christian Agostino Alfred Bogislav von Hassell v. Elizabeth von Hassell, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0484184 (December 18, 2018)