Recent Cases

Recent cases as of: October 3, 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

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

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

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)

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)

Virginia Court of Appeals - Unpublished Opinions

Lisa M. Roessell v. David L. Bowles and Sherri J. Bowles, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 0742172 (September 19, 2017)

James Warren Illetschko v. Jennifer Jo Illetschko, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1516164 (September 12, 2017)

Bryant James Hatcher v. Renee Matthews, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1145164 (September 5, 2017)

Pablo Jesus Lijeron v. Christian Paola Lijeron, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1344164 (September 5, 2017)

Julia Selah v. William Selah, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1428164 (September 5, 2017)

Ekaterina A. Chapin v. Bryan Theodore Chapin, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1541154 (August 29, 2017)

Abdul Rahman Nashnoush v. Asma Yousef, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1768164 (August 1, 2017)

John David Clark v. Jennifer Rodgers Clark, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1889163 (August 1, 2017)

Jane Arlene Frakes v. Danny Joe Frakes, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 1951161 (August 1, 2017)

Jose Manuel Ramos-Fantauzzi v. Elizabeth Santa Matos, Va. Ct. of Appeals, No. 2064164 (August 1, 2017)