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  1. Legal draft lays down mistress' lack of rights

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Peking University said the new rule sent a clear signal that the traditional family system should be maintained in an age of rapid economic development and confused morals, and that being ... area in the current law, some people are worried it favours the breadwinner in the family, most often the husband. The wife, who often stops work to take care of children and contributes just ...

  2. Home comfort for divorcees' folks

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ivan Zhai ivan.zhan@scmp.com Under a controversial mainland court ruling taking effect today, a person whose parents buy property for them after they get married will retain sole ownership in the event of divorce. The Supreme People's Court yesterday ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Collaborative practice focuses on common ground in family disputes

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Collaborative practice can alleviate stress of family legal disputes Hong Kong people are familiar with television soaps portraying lawyers who are extremely adversarial in the courtroom, ... and very stressful for the parties involved. In family disputes, entering into the justice system signifies a shift in the relationship between parties- from most-trusted friend to adversary. ...

  4. Pair signed 'Charles and Di' nuptial deal

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the British royal family. On Wednesday, he described his assets as 'dynastic wealth'. He was testifying against his son's ex-wife, identified as solicitor TCWF, who was demanding 55 per ...

  5. Tax axed on couples jointly registering homes

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The central government has backed away from a controversial tax imposed on married couples who want to add a spouse's name to a property, amid a rising public outcry. Under a court ruling that took effect las ...

  6. Law exposes unease at state of modern marriage

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese values of sharing everything in a family, says Lu Mingsheng, a family law expert at Beijing's Dacheng Law Firm. 'On the other hand it reflects reality,' he added. ... uncomfortable having them put down in black and white. 'Some people feel that the focus on how to split property demeans marriage and makes them feel insecure about marriage,' says family law ...

  7. News - World


    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Breivik vows to fight any 'insane' ruling OSLO- Anders Behring Breivik's defence lawyers said the confessed mass killer will not appeal if he is sentenced to prison but he will challenge any ruling that declares him insane. Breivik's m ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Wen Jiabao's family 'unlikely to sue' New York Times

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Threat of legal action for defamation over report of 'hidden wealth' is only a gesture, experts say Wen family is 'unlikely to sue' Wen family 'unlikely' to sue NY Times Legal action threatened against The New York Times by two mainland law firms representing the family of Premier Wen Jiabao is unlikely to occur ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - TRUE CRIME

    Daughter's difficult quest to expose a family secret

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID WILSON

    ... Walling's pursuit of the truth behind a hard-held six-decade family secret. Each of Walling's forays from North Carolina to the delta spawns teasing insights. After a hearing before ... entitlement, and racial bias in a landed southern family sparked a vile abuse of power. Under pressure from her family to hush, the author hesitated about going public but decided that facing the truth ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Families of six Hong Kong workers killed in 2009 accident sue for damages

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Relatives claim the tragedy during construction of tower in 2009 was a result of contractors' negligence Families sue overdeaths of workers in ICC plunge The families of six construction workers who plunged 17 storeys to their death on an overloaded bamboo platform in a lift shaft at Hong Kong's tallest building are claiming damages ...




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