Contentious Trusts & Estates

Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants

Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants 1200 800 Alfred Ip

Court orders can be made to provide financial assistance to disinherited individuals for whom the deceased had provided during his/her lifetime

Who Died First? Survivorship in Joint Tenancy

Who Died First? Survivorship in Joint Tenancy 2000 1330 Alfred Ip

The Scarle v Scarle case highlights the importance of having a professionally drafted Will – especially in case of complex family situations

LexisNexis | Conflicting Wishes of the Settlor and Courts’ Interpretation

LexisNexis | Conflicting Wishes of the Settlor and Courts’ Interpretation 800 597 Hugill & Ip

As part of a thorough Estate Planning, a Will and a Trust usually complement each other, however in some circumstances the terms of the two documents may conflict.

STEP Hong Kong | Removal of Trustees

STEP Hong Kong | Removal of Trustees 1480 896 Hugill & Ip

What happens when a beneficiary is displeased with the actions of a trustee, and what methods of legal recourse are available?

LexisNexis | Leading Estates Cases: Disputes Between Beneficiaries and Executors or Administrators

LexisNexis | Leading Estates Cases: Disputes Between Beneficiaries and Executors or Administrators 900 642 Hugill & Ip

The removal or replacement of executors / administrators of estates and the importance of the Courts’ role highlighted through leading cases

LexisNexis | Leading Estates Cases: Disputes Between Beneficiaries

LexisNexis | Leading Estates Cases: Disputes Between Beneficiaries 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

Estate Planning is not a one-off exercise that people should do when they get older, but rather an ongoing process that gets reviewed and revised to be in line with changing situations and family dynamics.

LexisNexis | Contesting a Will: Legal Grounds and Proceedings

LexisNexis | Contesting a Will: Legal Grounds and Proceedings 1600 1201 Hugill & Ip

How to contest a Will? How does the Court evaluate its validity?

Unauthorised or Unfair Transfers During the Life of the Deceased

Unauthorised or Unfair Transfers During the Life of the Deceased 800 565 Alfred Ip

While one way of protecting a testator’s assets is to have a Will, there are other steps that can be taken to avoid unauthorised or unfair transfers during their lifetime.

Pitfalls of Homemade Wills

Pitfalls of Homemade Wills 1200 800 Alfred Ip

Homemade Wills often present more problems than solutions. Will drafting should always been done properly by professional lawyers with specific experience in Estate Planning.

LexisNexis Webinar | Estate Planning to Avoid Family Disputes

LexisNexis Webinar | Estate Planning to Avoid Family Disputes 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

Alfred Ip and Kerby Lau discuss the importance of proper estate planning and the probate process in Hong Kong while also highlighting some of the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them

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