Divorce

08Oct2015

Jurisdiction of divorce; what is the situation in Hong Kong?

Can I divorce in Hong Kong?  If not, why not? It is not true that just because a couple was married in Hong Kong, they could or should divorce here; where the marriage took place is irrelevant.  The circumstances immediately before the divorce are key….Read More

23Sep2015

Child abduction in Hong Kong: Is it ever okay?

Married parents who are contemplating a divorce often ask lawyers whether they can take their children abroad for a holiday against the will of the other parents.  The answer is no. In Hong Kong married parents have joint custody of their children.  Both parents make…Read More

04Aug2015

Child custody evaluation in Hong Kong – what you need to know

When tackling the challenge of divorce it is important to consider all aspects of the situation as early as possible. At Tanner De Witt we work with a range of trusted third parties in Hong Kong and caught up with Dr Kristie Craigen of The…Read More

19Jun2015

Residence as a dependant in Hong Kong during and after divorce FAQs

In our matrimonial work with families of international backgrounds in Hong Kong, we are often asked to assist in matters of dependants visas for spouse and children. We generally advise clients to pay attention to the timing of matters especially in the context of a…Read More

26Feb2015

Tanner De Witt recommended in Doyle’s Leading Hong Kong Family law firms, 2015

Tanner De Witt has been recommended by Doyles as a Leading Hong Kong Family law firm in its recently published 2015 rankings.  This listing has been compiled from the results of an online survey of, and telephone interviews with, senior family lawyers and divorce specialists who practice…Read More

23Oct2014

Divorce is not the only option: Some key facts about mediation

Mediation followed by consent court applications is becoming an increasingly popular way for spouses to part ways amicably. With marital breakdown becoming a growing trend in Hong Kong there is greater need for individuals in legally binding relationships to be aware of their options. Mediation involves…Read More

13Jun2014

Legal update: Divorce in Hong Kong – Legal Advice

Divorce rates in Hong Kong have increased close to 8 percent, according to the biannual Hong Kong Council of Social Services social development index, released last week. The 2014 index, shows over 21,000 divorces were decreed in 2012, the latest recorded period available. This figure…Read More

15May2014

Legal update: Divorce In Hong Kong – Accessing Information Offshore

Tanner De Witt Solicitors’ Litigation and Private Client team, led by Hong Kong lawyer Mark Side, will be attending a talk on divorce by the Hong Kong Family Law Association tomorrow evening. The presentation, titled “Accessing Information Offshore In Support Of Hong Kong Divorce Proceedings”…Read More