Lucia commented that "the route we're heading down now with the EU Withdrawal Bill is the worst of the possible options for dealing with a solution for divorce and financial matters". She pointed out that "what that will achieve is to replicate the EU law into our national law, but EU law only works because it is reciprocal, and what we'll be doing is making it entirely one-sided."
There was general consensus amongst those experts reporting to the Committee that the Bill is a particularly bad solution for separating couples and families who have links with both the UK and the EU27 post-Brexit.
Where matters became more divided is in determining what the alternative solution should be! Lucia, along with the other experts, discussed these, commenting that there are a "range of options - and none of them are ideal". Have a listen here for the detailed discussion, or see the written evidence here.
As the Committee Chair commented at the end of the session, if anyone thought a discussion on Brexit and family law wouldn't be contentious, we now know that's not the case.