Assets

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?

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.

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.

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.

Family Focus Week: 101 on Division of Assets in Divorce Proceedings

Family Focus Week: 101 on Division of Assets in Divorce Proceedings 487 409 Alfred Ip

A brief look at the principles on ancillary relief in divorce proceedings in Hong Kong and some common scenarios relating to disputes on family assets

Protecting Rights and Assets in a Same Sex Marriage

Protecting Rights and Assets in a Same Sex Marriage 1200 675 Alfred Ip

Same sex couples in Hong Kong may not be entitled to marriage rights and benefits but those who plan ahead can still achieve much of the same ends through proper estate planning.

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