Case Law

Florida Civil Domestic Violence Case Law Updates

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018 

April 2018 -- No new domestic violence cases were reported in April 2018. 

March 2018 -- PDF

February 2018 -- PDF

January 2018 -- PDF

December 2017 -- PDF

November 2017 -- PDF

October 2017 -- PDF

September 2017 -- No new domestic violence cases were reported in September 2017.

August 2017 -- PDF

July 2017 -- PDF

June 2017 -- PDF

May 2017 -- PDF

April 2017 -- PDF

March 2017 -- PDF

February 2017 -- PDF

January 2017 -- PDF

For domestic violence case law prior to 2017, or for sexual violence case law from 2016-2017, please email

Florida Criminal Domestic Violence Case Law Updates

The most current Criminal Domestic Violence Updates can be found here.

National Legislative Updates

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides recurring Legislative Updates, a compendium of every state's proposed family court legislation.  The most recent Legislative Update is linked here for your convenience.  PDF

Cases of Interest

2016-17 National Domestic Violence Cases of Interest  PDF

2016-17 National Sexual Violence Cases of Interest   PDF

Case Law Updates (Other)

United States Supreme Court Cases

Voisine v. United States, No. 14-10154 (2016).  PDF

In a majority 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a federal law that restricts gun ownership for a person convicted of reckless domestic assault.

Lozano v. Alvarez, No. 12-820 (2013). PDF.

The Court held that the 1-year priod in Article 12 of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is not subject to equitable tolling. 

11th Circuit Cases

U.S. v. Henderson, Case no. 12-14628 (11th Cir. 2014). PDF.  

The 11th Circuit affirmed here that convicted felons may not have actual or constructive possession of firearms; to allow possession would violate 18 USC 922(g).

Wollschlaeger et. al. v. Scott et. al., Case no. 12-14009 (11th Cir. 2014). PDF.

The circuit court found that the Florida's Firearm Owners Privacy Act, which "restricts irrelevant inquiry and record-keeping by physicians regarding firearms," is a legitimate regulation of professional conduct.