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.
Schools and parents should take all practicable steps to ensure that the devices, software, and apps used by children are protecting their personal data privacy. Children should also be given guidance such protection practices.
Will Ripley and Alfred Ip on implications of estate planning and Wills: from funerals to distribution of memorabilia, but especially provisions related to children.
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.
Individuals thinking about immigrating to Hong Kong should understand the rights afforded by each status before starting the visa application process
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
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.
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.
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.
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.