Divorce

02Nov2017

Press release: Tanner De Witt further develops China and Family Practices

PRESS RELEASE 2 November 2017 For immediate release Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the promotion of solicitors Joanne Brown and River Stone to its partnership; the promotions were effective Wednesday 1 November. Joanne will serve as Head of the Family Department. This demonstrates…Read More

23Oct2017

Legal update: Keeping your child secure during a divorce

This article was contributed by Dr. Monica Borschel of MindnLife. During a divorce, parents might experience intense emotions towards the other estranged parent.  Often, unknowingly, one of the parents emotionally harms a child during and after the separation.  For your child’s emotional and social well-being,…Read More

07Sep2016

Legal update: An introduction to Parental Alienation

Introduction Parental alienation refers to alignment of a child with one parent whilst rejecting a relationship with the other “without legitimate justification”1. This often results from the continued denigration of one parent by the other to the child / children of the family. In doing…Read More

01Apr2016

Legal update: The Collaborative Divorce: A new approach

Is the collaborative approach right for you? Do you trust yourself and your partner to prioritise the needs of your family? Do you trust yourself and your partner to be open about your financial situation? Are you able to communicate with your partner openly and…Read More

03Mar2016

Legal wedding checklist when preparing for marriage

Marriage is a legal matter.  An important part of marital planning is to ensure that the implications of marriage on your legal status are well considered with ample time before the wedding.  Planning takes time.  Time will be short as the big day approaches. Consider…Read More

03Mar2016

Pre-nuptial Agreements FAQs, examples

With marital planning, wealth acquired by one’s own hard efforts before marriage could be protected from the financial consequences of divorce. This firm has seen an increased client demand for protection of wealth acquired before marriage including family businesses, interests in family trusts, investment properties,…Read More

18Feb2016

Will your inheritance count towards the matrimonial pot in your divorce?

The guidelines for how judges should deal with financial provision in a divorce case are set out by the Court of Final Appeal in the landmark case of DD v LKW (2010) 13 HKCFAR 537.  Generally after providing for the needs of both spouses any…Read More

12Feb2016

Marrying rich? Better safe than sorry.

Ranking 3rd in Forbes’s “Cities With The Most Billionaires In 2015”, it is common for married couples in Hong Kong to live lavishly through the generosity of family members but with no absolute entitlement to wealth. This begs the million dollar question, for spouses who…Read More

25Jan2016

Improperly obtained documents in divorce proceedings

For the court or parties to reach a decision on financial relief, parties are required to disclose their financial positions to each other fully and frankly.  The fight over financial relief in divorce cases can be long and bitter.  If you know or suspect that…Read More

14Jan2016

Validity and need for registration of foreign marriage in Hong Kong

When people speak of a white wedding, they used to mean the colour of the bride’s dress.  Now they are just as likely to be talking about the colour of the sand on the exotic beach where the ceremony was held. A survey has claimed…Read More

27Nov2015

Legal update: Government launches public consultation on draft Children’s Bill

Further to our article posted on November 20th 2015 entitled “Long-awaited Children’s Bill coming soon to Hong Kong“, we are pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Government launched a four month public consultation on November 25th 2015 in order to gauge the public’s views…Read More

26Oct2015

Financial non-disclosure in divorce proceedings: consent order risk.

On 14 October 2015, the UK Supreme Court handed down two landmark decisions, Gohil and Sharland, overturning two wives’ financial settlement consent orders made in divorce proceedings due to their husbands’ deliberate non-disclosure of assets. The decisions serve as warnings to any divorcing spouse who…Read More