What is Family Law?

Family law is relevant if you are getting a divorce or looking to deal with legal issues on family related issues including child custody, adoption and family dispute resolution. You may also consult a family lawyer on issues regarding pre- and post-nuptial agreements, civil union, same-sex marriage and family mediation.

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Domestic Violence during COVID-19 – Solutions for Affected Individuals

As people have been working from home for weeks now and with children being schooled from home, things can get tense in the family home, especially in the small spaces we share in Hong Kong. A number of articles in South China Morning Post, BBC, and CNN have featured articles indicating that there is an uptick in domestic violence cases as people shelter in place.

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Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong – Financial Disclosures

Today Kimberly Ann Dasse covers financial disclosures in divorce proceedings. Once a divorce petition is filed, the parties will be given an appointment for their first appearance before the judge, a “First Appointment”. Twenty-eight days prior to the First Appointment, the parties must exchange financial information...

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Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong – Length of Marriage and Jurisdiction

Today Kimberly Ann Dasse covers the length of marriage and jurisdiction required prior to filing a divorce petition. There is a popular belief that “anyone can get divorced” in Hong Kong, but Hong Kong is not a fly-in, fly-out divorce jurisdiction...

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[Divorce] – Top Three Legal Lessons from the “Marriage Story” Movie: Client’s Perspective

Netflix Original movie, “Marriage Story (2019)”, won an Oscar and received several Oscar Nominations. It is inspired by a real story about a couple that unfortunately had to go through the painful process of a divorce. However, there are many lessons to be learned.

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