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Essential Elements to Consider Before Starting Divorce Proceedings

Essential Elements to Consider Before Starting Divorce Proceedings 1400 788 Hugill & Ip

If one or both parties have concluded that the only way to resolve a dead-end situation is divorce, some aspects need to be taken into account.

Unauthorised or Unfair Transfers During the Life of the Deceased

Unauthorised or Unfair Transfers During the Life of the Deceased 800 565 Alfred Ip

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.

Specific Discovery and the Relevance of Personal Data

Specific Discovery and the Relevance of Personal Data 1200 900 Carmen Tang

Case analysis: HCA 832/2014 Chan Shu Chun & Anor v Dr Kung Yan Su & Anors [2020] HKCFI 360; Reported in: [2020] 1 HKLRD 1162

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law 1800 1209 Alfred Ip

A step forward for LGBT rights with Hong Kong Courts granting equal treatment under its succession laws. Last year Edgar Ng Hon-lam applied for a judicial review upon learning that the matrimonial home he owns could not be passed to his husband in case he died intestate.

Pitfalls of Homemade Wills

Pitfalls of Homemade Wills 1200 800 Alfred Ip

Homemade Wills often present more problems than solutions. Will drafting should always been done properly by professional lawyers with specific experience in Estate Planning.

LexisNexis Webinar | Estate Planning to Avoid Family Disputes

LexisNexis Webinar | Estate Planning to Avoid Family Disputes 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

Alfred Ip and Kerby Lau discuss the importance of proper estate planning and the probate process in Hong Kong while also highlighting some of the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them

LexisNexis | Child Custody and Support Upon the Death of a Parent

LexisNexis | Child Custody and Support Upon the Death of a Parent 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

In the eventuality of the death of a parent with minor children, is child custody and maintenance affected? How so? Protecting the best interests of your child becomes key!

LexisNexis | Child Support: Changes in Financial Capacity or Needs

LexisNexis | Child Support: Changes in Financial Capacity or Needs 1600 1131 Hugill & Ip

Would reduced financial capacity mean paying less for child maintenance orders?

How Changes in Life Circumstances Impact Wills

How Changes in Life Circumstances Impact Wills 926 520 Jacqueline Cheng

Regularly updating your Will can properly reflect your intentions and any changes in life circumstances. A well-drafted Will can bring clarity and closure to all intended beneficiaries.

LexisNexis | Child Support: What Do You Need to Know?

LexisNexis | Child Support: What Do You Need to Know? 1200 697 Hugill & Ip

Child support claims spelled out: legal actions you could take

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