Family

COVID-19: What’s Next?

COVID-19: What’s Next? 2560 1440 Hugill & Ip

The overwhelming takeaways from the coronavirus pandemic are flexibility and hope – keeping in mind that recovery will happen. What kind of impacts can be expected in the upcoming 6 to 12 months?

LexisNexis | Child Support: What Do You Need to Know?

LexisNexis | Child Support: What Do You Need to Know? 1200 697 Hugill & Ip

Child support claims spelled out: legal actions you could take

Family Law Journal – LexisNexis | Nimble evolution is the lifeblood of international family law

Family Law Journal – LexisNexis | Nimble evolution is the lifeblood of international family law 611 408 Hugill & Ip

Simon Bruce and Alfred Ip’s article highlights the complexity of international family law, and the flexibility and nimbleness required of lawyers practicing in the area.

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.

Mixed Signals for LGBT Rights in Mainland China

Mixed Signals for LGBT Rights in Mainland China 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

The Chinese government’s “Three No’s policy” manages to avoid public discussions about LGBT rights while it also protects the central authorities from being accused of having an oppressive attitude towards the LGBT community and make a few steps in guaranteeing limited rights.

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

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