The former couple’s children, three-year-old daughter Willa and a one-year-old daughter, have been living in Miami and other locations in the US. However, Sophie claims that the family relocated to a London short-term rental and began house-hunting five months ago.
The recent sale of their Miami home complicates matters, as it could be seen as evidence that the family has no intention of returning to the US.
In her filing, Sophie reportedly said that the children “are both fully involved and integrated in all aspects of daily and cultural life in England”, further making the case for the UK being the children’s legal home.
However, Joe could argue that the children’s citizenship between the US and UK does not impact the judge’s decision. He could also argue that the children have spent a significant amount of time living in the US, and that it is in their best interests to remain here.
Ultimately, the judge will need to decide what is in the best interests of the children. This could be a difficult decision to make, as both parents have demanding careers and travel frequently.
The case is likely to be lengthy and complex. It is important to note that the lawyers quoted in the article are not involved in the case, and their opinions are based on their general knowledge of the law.