Marriage

Taylor Vinters | Hong Kong: Recognition of same-sex marriages in connection with employment rights and entitlements

Taylor Vinters | Hong Kong: Recognition of same-sex marriages in connection with employment rights and entitlements 1600 1006 Adam Hugill

Although Hong Kong boasts that it is Asia’s World City, in many respects it has fallen behind most developed jurisdictions, not least on the issue of protection from discrimination and…

Commercial Radio Hong Kong | The Importance of Estate Planning – 遺產規劃的重要性

Commercial Radio Hong Kong | The Importance of Estate Planning – 遺產規劃的重要性 1200 1200 Alfred Ip

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。

LGBT Rights Progress in Hong Kong

LGBT Rights Progress in Hong Kong 1280 680 Matthew Love

A few landmark cases in hong Kong have allowed same-sex couples to apply for dependent visas, to receive spousal benefits in the civil service and to jointly file tax returns.

Small Steps for Same-Sex Couples in China and the Region

Small Steps for Same-Sex Couples in China and the Region 1200 803 Matthew Love

Despite the fact that the marriage equality agenda is gaining momentum, much more still needs to be done in order to achieve the same rights and civil freedom rights for everyone.

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.

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.

Domestic Violence in Hong Kong and Injunctive Relief in Matrimonial Proceedings

Domestic Violence in Hong Kong and Injunctive Relief in Matrimonial Proceedings 1800 1199 Alfred Ip

While abuse cases reporting in Hong Kong is on the increase, statistical figures are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s really happening. Injunctive relief is only part of the solution with much more to do left to social policies and legislation.

Family Focus Week: Divorce Might Often be the Only Way Out of a Dead-end marriage

Family Focus Week: Divorce Might Often be the Only Way Out of a Dead-end marriage 612 408 Alfred Ip

Hong Kong has gained a reputation for being a “graveyard for marriages”. We walk you though how divorce proceedings work.

Family Focus Week: Different Types of Marriages in Hong Kong

Family Focus Week: Different Types of Marriages in Hong Kong 611 408 Alfred Ip

There has been an increasing trend in Hong Kong for couples to delay getting married or not get married at all in most recent years. Statistics show that about 33%…

Family Focus Week: Marital Agreements as Necessary Tools for Damage-Control on Rainy Days

Family Focus Week: Marital Agreements as Necessary Tools for Damage-Control on Rainy Days 653 382 Alfred Ip

The number of couples who are choosing to have their marital agreements in place before they get married in Hong Kong or in other jurisdictions is rapidly growing

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