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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Oil tycoon loses offshore assets in HK$212m divorce case

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Ex-wife to get overseas wealth in HK$212m suit judged 'significant' for rich divorcing couples Oil tycoon loses offshore assets in divorce case Britain's top court yesterday handed an oil tycoon a costly setback in a divorce case, ruling he must give his ex-wife assets held by an offshore company he owns as part of a £17.5 million (HK$212 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Divorced wife gets extra HK$140.4m

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Divorced wife gets extra HK$140.4m The divorced wife of a top engineer has been awarded HK$572.4 million in a legal battle with her ex-husband, after ... no comment … I'll follow the court's instructions." Poon, 72, married his wife on January 6, 1968. A divorce decree nisi was pronounced on May 26, 2009. The divorced couple have ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court rejects Florence Tsang's bid for documents

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... a judgment in which she got HK$1.2 billion in a divorce settlement. The judgment was given last December in the legal battle between solicitor Florence Tsang Chiu-wing and her ex-husband, Samathur Li ... claimed HK$5.5 billion in the lawsuit seeking ancillary relief following her divorce from Li in 2008. The judge had ruled that Tsang was entitled to maintain a lifestyle that she had become ...

  4. News - China Insider - LEGAL

    Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:16pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A Hunan judge has been suspended and placed under investigation after a court heard that he had married a woman whom he ruled heavily in favour of in a divorce case. Lengshuitan district judge Zhou Xinhua granted the woman almost all the disputed marital assets in a 2008 divorce case. He ruled that she should be granted a house and land and ruled ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong families need more help to cope with the trauma of divorce

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... Paul Yip and Melissa Chan Paul Yip and Melissa Chan say that, with divorce on the rise in Hong Kong, families going through the trauma should have more support and better schemes to help them cope with the challenges In a time of need Divorce is on the rise in Hong Kong and the phenomenon has spread to nearly all sectors of society- rich and poor, young and old. The total ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    HK$766m divorce payout for ex-wife of leading engineer Otto Poon

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Leading engineer must split whole of family trust fund after divorce, top-court judges rule after hearing of couple's tragic past HK$766m divorce payout for Otto Poon's ex-wife The ex-wife of top engineer Otto Poon Lok-to will get a divorce payout worth more than HK$750 million after the top court ruled that Poon must share the whole of his ...

  7. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria's shame: Married, brutally bashed and divorced,and she's only 14

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by AP

    ... divorced, and she's still only 14 By the time she ran away, Maimuna bore the scars of a short but brutal marriage. Her battered face swelled so much that doctors feared her husband had ... her wedding, she was divorced. It would be a tragic story for a woman of any age. But for Maimuna Abdullahi, it all happened by the time she was 14. "I'm too scared to go back ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Heartbreaking news: China’s divorce rate jumps 13pc as more choose to untie the knot

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:36pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com About 3.5 million couples filed for divorce last year, with a fifth taking their case to the courts The mainland’s divorce rate has risen by almost 13 per cent, with 3.5 million couples filing for divorce last year, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. In its 2013 Social Service Development Statistical Bulletin released on Tuesday, the ministry said ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let divorcing couples decide if they need counselling

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep divorce a personal issue Marriages are supposed to last a lifetime, but more than one-third in Hong Kong end in divorce. Most often, a couple decide they are not right ... of its family justice system. Like Hong Kong, the city-state has been built on conservative values and strong family ties, but divorce rates are also rapidly increasing. The similarities ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Divorcing couples should be forced to undergo counselling, says government advisor

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com City should look at following Singapore's example in mandatory pre-divorce counselling, says government adviser Hong Kong urged to intervene in divorce Couples filing for divorce could be forced to undergo counselling to try to save their marriages under a suggestion from the government's chief adviser on family policies yesterday. ...




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