Recent Cases

Recent cases as of: October 31, 2019

The following are links to the full opinions of the most recent family law cases decided by the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Virginia Court of Appeals. For a brief 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, 570 U.S. 693

United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 744 (2013)

Hillman v. Maretta, 569 U.S. 483 (2013)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Timothy Bostic v. George Schaefer, 760 F. 3d 352 (4th Cir. 2014)

Virginia Supreme Court

Everett v. Tawes, Va. Supreme Court, No. 181238 (October 31, 2019)

Spear v. Omary, Va. Supreme Court, No. 180224 (April 11, 2019)

Kellogg v. Green, 295 Va. 39 (2018)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Published Opinions

Wyatt v. Wyatt, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0364-19-2 (October 1, 2019)

Adel Elias Alwan v. Aylin Tunc Alwan, n/k/a Aylin Tunc, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1711184 (July 23, 2019)

Shaishav Shah v. Manali Shah, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1898184 (July 16, 2019)

Ryan Matzuk, s/k/a Walter Ryan Matzuk v. Christina Price and Ryan Bedell, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1635182 (June 11, 2019)

Ryan Bedell v. Christina Price and Walter Ryan Matzuk, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1687182 (June 11, 2019)

Steven Allen Starr v. Margaret Anne Starr, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1824181 (June 11, 2019)

Melinda Newman Mills v. Robert Alexander Mills, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1630182 (May 14, 2019)

Sofia Khalid-Schieber, f/k/a Sofia Tanweer Hussain v. Haroon Hussain, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1204184 (April 30, 2019)

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)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Unpublished Opinions

Wyatt v. Wyatt, Va. Ct. of Appeals, Unpublished, No. 0291-19-2 (October 1, 2019)

Pittman v. Pittman, Va. Ct. of Appeals, Unpublished, No. 1850-18-2 (October 1, 2019)

Aldine Dove, Sr. v. Herbert Propst and Karen Sue Propst, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0226193 (September 03, 2019)

Eugene Jeffrey McNeil v. City of Roanoke Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0504193 (August 20, 2019)

Carolyn Rumbaugh v. Shawn Peddicord, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0255192 (August 13, 2019)

Douglas A. Steinberg, Guardian Ad Litem for the Minor Children v. Nurelen Befekadu, et al., Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1814184 (August 13, 2019)

Mary Carter McConnell v. James Hoge Tyler McConnell, Jr., Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0107192 (July 30, 2019)

Kirke F. Szawronski v. Ana L. Szawronski, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1873182 (July 23, 2019)

Clare Morton Lehman, n/k/a Clare Morton v. Paul Clinton Lehman, Jr., Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1782184 (July 2, 2019)

Michael Paul Jones v. Brenda J. Jones, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1950184 (July 2, 2019)