Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong – Ground and Facts

Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong – Ground and Facts

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Kimberly Ann Dasse, a family law practitioner based in Hong Kong, has prepared a series of articles on divorce proceedings, examining some of the main steps on the path to dissolving a union. Yesterday she covered length of marriage and jurisdiction. Today she covers“grounds” and“facts”for divorce.

In Hong Kong, there is only one ground for divorce: that the“marriage has broken down irretrievably”. To prove this ground, a party must establish at least one of five facts: unreasonable behaviour, one year separation with consent, two year separation, desertion, or adultery.

Unreasonable Behaviour

To establish this fact, the petitioner must

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