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?
High Court Rules That Refusing Public Housing to Married Same-sex Couple Is ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’
Another landmark case shows that on the issue of LGBT rights, where the legislature fears to tread, the Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human right of freedom from discrimination.
Taylor Vinters | Hong Kong: Recognition of same-sex marriages in connection with employment rights and entitlements
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…
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。
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hong Kong has gained a reputation for being a “graveyard for marriages”. We walk you though how divorce proceedings work.