What is International Child Abduction? According to the Report on International Parental Child Abduction published by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in April 2002, international child abduction is when a child has been wrongly removed or retained across an international border. It usually occurs when there is a relationship breakdown between the parents.
At present, same-sex marriages and civil partnerships are not recognised under the laws of Hong Kong. This means that same-sex couples do not currently enjoy the same parental rights as opposite-sex couples in Hong Kong. Consequently, same-sex parents are not attributed equal parental rights.
Discussing finances can be a sensitive matter for many couples but making sure parties are ‘on the same page’ before marriage is crucial. Here are 5 important things to know about pre-nuptial agreements before deciding whether they are right for you and your partner.
2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone – for many a wake-up call, for some a write-off, for others an opportunity to learn and grow. Join Monica Browning, Leadership and Life Coach & Founder of Courage Through Coaching, and Caroline McNally, Executive Partner and Head of the Family & Divorce team at boutique dispute resolution law firm Gall, to learn more about how you can set realistic goals for your career and relationships as we move into 2021, and how to understand your core values so you feel empowered in the decisions you make and the way you live your life.
Caroline McNally has written an article on what to look for when choosing a divorce lawyer for Expat Living magazine touching on at what stage to consider hiring a lawyer, some important things to consider when choosing a lawyer, and what to expect in a first consultation meeting.
Chantelle Woo has written an article on the potential risks of having two wedding ceremonies for Cosmopolitan HK magazine.
Kajal Aswani has written an article for Playtimes magazine exploring what couples should consider if they are planning to enter a pre-nup agreement, how a pre-nup can protect individuals, and how to raise the topic of signing a pre-nup with a partner.
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.