Margaret Wo and Alfred Ip discuss the essentials of estate planning and probate process in Hong Kong plus some common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
COVID-19 has brought the issue to the foreground making people think about what can be done in advance to ensure that loved ones are protected and provided for if the worst happens. The first step to any estate planning is to draft a Will!
Whilst each person’s circumstance is different, a person diagnosed with a life-threatening condition or terminal illness may want to address several necessary estate planning issues.
Kengo and Alfred Ip discuss Estate Planning, same-sex marriage and LGBT rights on Commercial Radio 903 National Education. 商業電台903國民教育，健吾與葉煥信律師討論遺產規劃及同性平權。
What do you need to consider and do before you make your Will? Why do you need a private client specialised lawyer to draft your Will? When do you need to review your Will?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.