Private Client, Probate & Trust

Managing Property and Affairs of the Mentally Incapacitated

Managing Property and Affairs of the Mentally Incapacitated 500 667 Alfred Ip

Caring for aged loved ones often imposes a heavy burdens on friends and family. The burden increases significantly if the loved one becomes mentally incapacitated.

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Temporary Custody of Children

Temporary Custody of Children 1200 801 Jacqueline Cheng

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.

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Appointment of Guardianship of Children in Hong Kong

Appointment of Guardianship of Children in Hong Kong 900 1350 Jacqueline Cheng

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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Hong Kong Lawyer | Testamentary Capacity: Update

Hong Kong Lawyer | Testamentary Capacity: Update 1600 1006 Alfred Ip

Challenges concerning testamentary capacity have been a common issue arising before the courts. The Court of Final Appeal has recently provided guidance on testamentary capacity in a case concerning an estate matter.

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Planning and Leaving an Artistic Legacy

Planning and Leaving an Artistic Legacy 800 600 Alfred Ip

The fact that artists generally give very little consideration to proper estate planning can affect the value and the marketability of a single piece of art or an entire art collection thought their own lives

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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

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Growing Wealth In Hong Kong Translates Into a Growing Number of Family Offices

Growing Wealth In Hong Kong Translates Into a Growing Number of Family Offices 1900 1267 Alfred Ip

Hong Kong has been experiencing a boom of family offices, further incentivised by tax breaks or residency options. It is indeed a very efficient Wealth Planning tool for HNWI.

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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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Generational Transition of Family Business and Wealth Preservation

Generational Transition of Family Business and Wealth Preservation 1200 800 Alfred Ip

Transitioning ownership and control to the next generation is only one of the hurdles for many family business owners in succession planning

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The Importance of Artworks Valuation in Tax and Estate Planning or in Divorce Proceedings

The Importance of Artworks Valuation in Tax and Estate Planning or in Divorce Proceedings 900 700 Alfred Ip

Valuation of artworks is the first step that an investor should think about as it has deep consequences in wealth and estate planning, as well as in case of future divorce proceedings.

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