A couple of questions:
Question 1 - what is the lex situs of a US life assurance policy owned by a UK domiciliary? Does it pass under his UK will as part of his personalty or under his US will on some other basis?
Question 2- One is domiciled where one has a fixed permanent intention of residing. Although the deemed domicile rules will not of themselves displace one’s domicile of origin, can that intention be inferred from a course of conduct even if one hasn’t given one’s domicile a moments thought?
For example, a US citizen comes to work in a school on a US Air Force base. During his employment he is covered by the visiting forces rules and so the deemed domicile rules do not apply. He buys and lives in a nice house in the village, brings up his children there, they go to English schools then English university, marry and leave home. After his retirement the teacher remains in the village and eventually dies there.He had no property in the US other than some cash at bank and some US insurance policies. He retained his US passport and always regarded himself as American. He had lived in the village for close on 50 years.
Had he retained his US domicile of origin at his death?