Lockdown and Brexit may shake up divorce rules | Law

As week eight of lockdown approaches, families and children have been trapped together and apart in unexpected locations.

Being trapped creates tensions leading to divorce. For couples trapped in England — the so-called divorce capital of the world — that may lead to unexpected consequences. Given that the UK is about to introduce quarantine for everyone for many parts of the world, including British citizens returning to the UK, it looks as if more people will be staying put.

That is likely to mean that a stay in England, or in a second home in England, may be construed as the main home, giving the English courts’ jurisdiction for divorce.

And there is the issue of disputes between parents over children. Any stay in England,

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