Contentious Trusts & Estates

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

The Impact of Divorce Proceedings on Trusts

The Impact of Divorce Proceedings on Trusts 1800 1200 Alfred Ip

All family assets – including Trusts – held in Hong Kong and overseas are normally considered part of the ‘matrimonial pot’ in divorce proceedings

Trust Focus Week: Breach of Trust and “Anti-Bartlett” Provisions

Trust Focus Week: Breach of Trust and “Anti-Bartlett” Provisions 600 800 Alfred Ip

It is reassuring for settlors to know that the Hong Kong courts hold professional trustees to a very high standard when exercising their fiduciary duties. Strong protection from the courts may be another reason why professional trustees may be preferred.

Testamentary Freedom and Disinheritance in Hong Kong

Testamentary Freedom and Disinheritance in Hong Kong 799 604 Alfred Ip

Everything you need to know about wills, testamentary freedom and the law in Hong Kong, and your rights in the case of disinheritance

The Potential Pitfalls of Mutual Wills

The Potential Pitfalls of Mutual Wills 1016 710 Alfred Ip

We explain what a mutual will is and why it might not be the best solution for your family

Execute the Executor! How To Replace An Executor in Hong Kong

Execute the Executor! How To Replace An Executor in Hong Kong 1601 899 Alfred Ip

When Estate Administration Goes Wrong: We take you through the process of making changes to your estate’s executor

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