Family

Divorce and Bankruptcy: The Final Straw

Divorce and Bankruptcy: The Final Straw 1080 716 Alfred Ip

One of the common questions that we receive from our clients is: how would my spouse’s insolvency affect me if I were to file for divorce?

High Court Rules That Refusing Public Housing to Married Same-sex Couple Is ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’

High Court Rules That Refusing Public Housing to Married Same-sex Couple Is ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’ 598 417 Alfred Ip

Another landmark case shows that on the issue of LGBT rights, where the legislature fears to tread, the Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human right of freedom from discrimination.

Divorce and the Right to Live in the Matrimonial Home

Divorce and the Right to Live in the Matrimonial Home 900 643 Alfred Ip

Separation and divorce generally require specific arrangements related to the home that a couple shares: rented or owned, in one or in both names, you may still have rights to live there.

How Can Divorce Affect Inheritance Assets?

How Can Divorce Affect Inheritance Assets? 900 675 Alfred Ip

In divorce proceedings everything owned or controlled by the parties is to be considered as part of the matrimonial pool. However, there is a difference regarding the assets which have been inherited.

101 on Adoption in Hong Kong

101 on Adoption in Hong Kong 1350 900 Alfred Ip

There are more than a quarter of a million children who get adopted each year worldwide, with most of adoptions happening in the USA and China. The phenomenon of adoption is becoming rather common in most developed economies, and Hong Kong is no exception.

Mental Health Issues in Divorce and Children Custody Proceedings

Mental Health Issues in Divorce and Children Custody Proceedings 1050 701 Alfred Ip

There are many cases where mental illness is actually one of the main factors causing a relationship to break up and lead couples to separation and divorce

The Impact of Divorce on Parents’ and Children’s Mental Health

The Impact of Divorce on Parents’ and Children’s Mental Health 1800 1200 Alfred Ip

Divorce can be linked to specific and long-term impacts on health and overall mental well-being. Naturally when the main caregiver is emotionally stressed, his or her children would inevitably suffer too.

Consequences Related to Hiding or Dissipating Assets in Matrimonial Proceedings

Consequences Related to Hiding or Dissipating Assets in Matrimonial Proceedings 1800 1197 Alfred Ip

Many spouses are surprised to learn just how commonplace it is for the counterpart to hide assets before or during divorce proceedings. Despite being illegal, similar situations and despicable behaviours keep happening time and time again.

Temporary Custody of Children

Temporary Custody of Children 1200 801 Alfred Ip

Setting up temporary custody of your children is strongly advised in case of the occurrence of the worst-case scenario, or even temporary absence. This is extremely important especially for expat families and single parents.

Appointment of Guardianship of Children in Hong Kong

Appointment of Guardianship of Children in Hong Kong 900 1350 Alfred Ip

It’s sad to imagine, but should something happen to both parents, children under 18 years old will need a guardian to take care of them as well as make decisions for them.

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