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

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

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Kimberly Ann Dasse, a family law practitioner at JC Legal 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. Today she covers the length of marriage and jurisdiction required prior to filing a divorce petition. Tomorrow, she will examine “grounds” and “facts” for divorce.

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. Rather, the legislature and courts require that individuals seeking to divorce here must establish the length of marriage and court jurisdiction.

Length of Marriage

In general, a couple must remain married for

Disclaimer: The article is for reference only and should not be construed or relied on as legal advice in whatsoever manner. Please engage a solicitor to seek formal legal advice. LegalClarus does not provide legal advice.

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