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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.