A newly-filed petition for interlocutory appeal (filed January 31, 2014), highlights the confusion that still reigns over jurisdiction of interstate custody disputes. Some years ago I worked on an appeal with a similar issue (it involved child support). The issue seemed straightforward to me and I was appalled at how much the parties must have spent in lawyers’ fees litigating a case in a court that clearly had no jurisdiction. Family lawyers should find this interesting and instructive. I repeat, it has just been filed; the Court has not yet decided whether to grant or deny it.