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A step forward in local legislation to implement reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial and family cases between Hong Kong and Mainland China

China, Hong Kong - December 18 2020 The Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement) Bill (Bill) was introduced into the Legislative…

Mandy Pang, Paul Kwan.

Grey Divorce - hidden battles for protection and succession of family assets

Hong Kong - November 13 2020 In recent years, there has been an increasing divorce rate for older couples in long marriages. A “grey divorce” of “silver splitters” can be more…

Mandy Pang, Paul Kwan.

Cross-border maintenance disputes

China, Hong Kong - September 22 2020 Following a divorce or separation, it is not uncommon for former couples to live in different jurisdictions. This may lead to disputes in relation to…

Mandy Pang, Paul Kwan.

Cross-Border Marriages: Connection substantial enough to divorce in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong - August 14 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has been reshaping many personal relationships. Cracks in some family relationships have been exacerbated due to high-pressure…

Paul Kwan.

International custody issues - Determining a child’s “habitual residence”

Hong Kong - September 16 2019 There are many parents from different jurisdictions residing in Hong Kong by reason of their job requirements or as dependants, set up families and…

Paul Kwan.