Family and Divorce

Kajal Awsani and Chantelle Woo Write Byline Article on Cross-Border Divorce for Hong Kong Economic Times

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.

COVID-19: Does the pandemic classify as a Barder event?

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.

5 Questions to Ask When Engaging a Family Lawyer

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.

Why having two weddings can have unintended consequences

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.