I don't thik I'm being Tetchy. I'm just getting tired of being told that I don't understand what I'm being told. Your telling me that you're not an attorney, so what are you? It's funny that we've been told by more than one attorney that Florida shouldn't have any jurisdiction due to not enough time there for residency. My friend just can't afford the fee for any of them. What she needs is an attorney that will help her that she can afford. She would have to find someone with a low retainer fee and small payments from there. She is also very willing to try to help and research any way she can. So, maybe you could just point us in the direction of an attorney that she can afford because you aren't really giving any advice other than what she already knows. You could at least explain why the 6 month residency requirment doesn't apply to her and why the court is not considering the emotional trauma the children will suffer if they are taken from her and given to someone that they barely even know. I would really like to understand the reasons for that. If she could have afforded an attorney in the beginning, she wouldn't have this problem, and I wouldn't be on here trying to get some help for her. Sorry, but we are very frustrated and feel that the justice system is only interested in whoever has the money to have their case represented. I'm getting the distinct impression that she should not have shown up in court at all, but she went because she thought she had to. That's what it sounds like you are saying. If not, then what should she have done when her husband served her the papers so that she wasn't giving Florida jurisdiction?