Family

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.

International Parental Child Abduction

International Parental Child Abduction 1800 1044 Alfred Ip

While the number of cases of international child abduction is growing, these are often the most difficult to resolve due to the involvement of conflicting international jurisdictions.

Children Custody in Relocation Cases

Children Custody in Relocation Cases 1050 700 Alfred Ip

What happens when following a relationship breakdown or a divorce one of the parents wishes to move back to his/her country of origin or move to a third country?

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

Taiwan Legalises Same-Sex Marriage: What Is Hong Kong Doing to Protect LGBT Rights?

Taiwan Legalises Same-Sex Marriage: What Is Hong Kong Doing to Protect LGBT Rights? 1050 700 Alfred Ip

Through proper Estate Planning same-sex couples can enjoy nearly similar benefits as other couples in Hong Kong, and their children can be suitably protected.

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