Recent Cases

Recent cases as of: July 2, 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

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

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

Virginia Court of Appeals - Published Opinions

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)

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)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Unpublished Opinions

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)

Norma Jean Barker v. Samuel Kenneth Barker, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1961183 (July 2, 2019)

Peter Anthony DeLuca v. Tracie Ondich DeLuca, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1158143 (June 25, 2019)

Peter Anthony DeLuca v. Tracie Ondich DeLuca, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1560183 (May 21, 2019)

Meghan Johnson v. Loudoun County Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1616184 (May 21, 2019)

Shaneka L. Best, f/k/a Shaneka L. Montez v. Kevin D. Montez, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1319184 (May 14, 2019)

Benny Joe Dixon v. Scarlett Jean Loy Dixon, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1689183 (April 23, 2019)

Farah Khakee v. David W. Rodenberger, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0990184 (April 9, 2019)

Tahmina Begum v. Shaheen M. Shakhawat, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1108184 (April 9, 2019)