While one way of protecting a testator’s assets is to have a Will, there are other steps that can be taken to avoid unauthorised or unfair transfers during their lifetime.
The overwhelming takeaways from the coronavirus pandemic are flexibility and hope – keeping in mind that recovery will happen. What kind of impacts can be expected in the upcoming 6 to 12 months?
Death is often a taboo in Hong Kong and people do not like to think about it. Hence, we have seen a lot of issues arising as a consequence of the lack or delay of a proper estate planning.
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.
The availability of big data can save the life of a person experiencing depression who is about to commit suicide; on the other hand, data subjects will then be kept in the dark once they realize their personal information has been disclosed to third parties, leading to mental health issues.
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.
The delicate mental health of many Hongkongers is being deteriorated by an unhealthy office culture that supports long working hours
Common Grounds of Contesting Wills in Hong Kong – We explore what constitutes a testator’s mental capacity, and how it can be legally proven in their will