Recent Cases

Recent cases as of: June 20, 2017

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

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

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

Luttrell v. Cucco, Va. Supreme Court, No. 150770 (April 28, 2016)

Lee v. Spoden, Va. Supreme Court, No. 141541 (September 17, 2015)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Published Opinions

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

Arthur G. Kahn v. Eileen McNicholas, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0982164 (January 31, 2017)

Junious P. Bartlett v. City of Newport News Department of Human Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0524161 (December 20, 2016)

Melanie Lynn Rhodes v. Delmar Lang and Susan Lang, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0263162 (November 8, 2016)

Rebecca Allen v. Joseph William Allen, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1702154 (August 30, 2016)

Kevin Coe v. Seon Hwa Coe, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0854154 (July 26, 2016)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Unpublished Opinions

Kristen Naomi Williams v. Charlottesville Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1359162 (June 13, 2017)

Larry Elrod, III v. Anastasia Alexander and Michael Alexander, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1892162 (June 13, 2017)

Kayla S. Scott v. City of Petersburg Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1368162 (June 6, 2017)

Michael Stacy Graves, Jr. and Lisa Anne Graves v. Neil Edward Jones, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1888162 (May 9, 2017)

Shawn Garrett v. Andria Garrett, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1440164 (April 18, 2017)

Clarissa Gregory v. City of Hampton Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0657161 (April 11, 2017)

Jonathan Lee Bistel v. Sarah Lee Bistel, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1126163 (April 4, 2017)

Michael Henry Vechery v. Florence Cottet-Moine, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1143164 (April 4, 2017)

Jacklyn D. Stanley v. Bristol Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1189163 (March 28, 2017)

Janette Campbell & Wessell Campbell v. Lynchburg Department of Social Services, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0882163 (March 14, 2017)