Kajal Aswani has written an article on how to get a pre-nup in Hong Kong for Expat Living’s annual City Guide magazine. The article explores what pre-nups are, whether they’re legally binding in Hong Kong, whether all couples should consider pre-nups before marriage, and the practical steps for getting a pre-nup.
Caroline McNally has written part one of a two-part article on British expats divorcing in Hong Kong, for Family Law in Partnership (FLIP). The article examines the key differences to bear in mind when considering divorcing in England and Wales or Hong Kong.
Caroline McNally and Kajal Aswani have written an article on the potential legal implications of having multiple weddings for Sassy Media Group. The article explores things newlyweds should be aware of to ensure everything is in order legally.
Kajal Aswani has been profiled in a Hong Kong Economic Journal article exploring her career as a family lawyer, her involvement in pro bono work and her role as the founder of the South Asian Lawyers Group (SALG).
Chantelle Woo has been quoted in article on alternatives taken by courts in Hong Kong during the closure amid the pandemic. The article mentions Gall’s involvement in the first private financial adjudication case in Hong Kong, highlights its process and introduces other alternatives to handle divorce cases such as mediation.
Kajal Aswani and Chantelle Woo have written an article on cross-border divorce and disputes relating to child custody for Hong Kong Economic Times – TOPick, exploring how the court process works in cross-border divorce cases, how the Hong Kong courts handle divorce cases and child custody disputes, and the key takeaways for parents, especially relating to how to protect their children.
Once you have engaged a family lawyer, the next step is to figure out how to communicate effectively with them so you can use the engagement to your best advantage.
Upon divorce, the Hong Kong Court has the power to make orders for financial provision between spouses. In making such orders, the Court has a duty to consider various matters which are set out in Section 7(1) of the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Ordinance, Cap. 192 (“MPPO”) including the parties’ financial resources and all the other relevant circumstances of the case.
Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is never easy. It is often made more difficult and stressful because of concerns about the legal and practical issues that will need to be resolved. After you have made up your mind to separate, you will have to decide whether the timing is right, how to break the news to your significant other and deal with the aftermath, the financial and childcare arrangements, the legal procedures you should follow, the legal costs involved, and so on and so forth.
Since early 2020, the world has been experiencing an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting many aspects of people’s lives, including travelling plans and plans to get married. Some have postponed or cancelled their wedding plans, whilst others have decided to go through a simple marriage ceremony in their place of residence, to be followed by a wedding celebration in the same location or in a foreign location when the situation later permits.