The Domicile of a Wife - In 1908 Professor Dicey stated flatly, as a rule of the English law without exceptions, that the domicile of a married woman during coverture is the same as that of her husband, and changes with his." It is a rule which makes for hard cases and offers constant invitations for exceptions to meet the situations it creates. Must a deserted wife follow her husband to the ends of the earth to secure the domiciliary jurisdiction for divorce? May he, by shifting his own place of permanent residence, arbitrarily deprive her of capacity to make a will, or determine the law to govern the devolution of the property upon her dying intestate? Where can she vote?
Herbert F. Goodrich, Edson R. Sunderland, Victor H. Lane & Paul W. Gordon,
Note and Comment,
Mich. L. Rev.
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