Recent Cases

Recent cases as of: March 6, 2018

The following are links to the most recent family law cases decided by the United States Supreme Court, 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)

McGrath v. Dockendorf, Va. Supreme Court, No. 160262 (December 15, 2016)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Published Opinions

Jocelyn Lee Geouge v. Jason Barry Traylor, Dustin Griffith and Tiffany Vadella-Griffith,Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0559172 (December 27, 2017)

Edy Canales v. Marvin Alejandro Torres Orellana, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1073164 (June 20, 2017)

Drew Tidwell v. Jennifer Late, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1388164 (May 30, 2017)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Unpublished Opinions

John Hvozdovic v. Sarah McGuire, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1146174 (February 27, 2018)

Samuel Kevin Bridge v. Samuel A. Layne and Charlotte N. Layne, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1426173 (February 27, 2018)

Michael Timmons v. Lilian Mutiso, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1158174 (February 20, 2018)

Shemika N. Skillings, f/k/a Shemika Franks v. Booker T. Franks,Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1235172 (February 6, 2018)

Shari Sims-Bernard v. Stephen P. Bernard, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0918172 (January 23, 2018)

James B. Spear, Jr. v. Nawara T. Omary, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0064174 (January 16, 2018)

Evangelia Gonzales v. Rafael A. Gonzales, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0911174 (January 16, 2018)

Daniel J. Potas v. Marcia M. Potas, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No.0939171 (December 27, 2017)

John Michael Boone v. Rebecca Ann Boone, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0578174 (December 19, 2017)

Barbara Anne Keen v. Gary Ricky Barnett and Annette Barnett, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0678173 (December 19, 2017)