Christian Views of Divorce

Prenups would ease corporate divorces

Everyone around the world is getting a prenup, but not in Hong Kong. It's not a pretty idea, but is eminently sensible. Indeed, the notion is so powerful there ought to be a mandatory corporate version for companies when they hire CEOs.

Monday, 14 November, 2011, 12:00am

Divorce rate soars as couples find it easy to quit

Two years ago, Helen Zheng's 58-year-old mother finally called it quits on her marriage after her husband had been cheating on her for 10 years.

She looks at the divorce as a blight on her life. The issue is rarely broached with outsiders and she even feels self-conscious around friends and family, said her daughter, 33, from Shanghai.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Women's seven-year itch leaves men starting from scratch

The seven-year itch is affecting more and more couples. Divorces last year reached a record high of 264,255, a 5.5 per cent jump from the previous year and 32.8 per cent higher than in 1995.

However, the group seeking the most divorces were those married for about seven years. Complaints about husbands' employment remained a major factor for women seeking a divorce.

1 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Protecting children

There will never be perfect legislation to deal with the complexities of human relationships. Marital breakup is inevitably a tangled business, and divorce is always likely to be traumatic for children who too easily become pawns in the dispute between their parents.

3 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Thousands await 'quick' divorce law

Thousands of couples are expected to take advantage of a divorce law which takes effect next month.

The legislation allows divorce after one year of marriage instead of the present three years - if both partners agree.

Without agreement, the period is shortened from five years to two.

10 May 1996 - 12:00am

Divorce database urged by lawyers

A DATABASE on divorce trends is being urged by lawyers worried about a sharp increase in marital rifts.

There were 10,292 divorces last year, compared with 5,047 in 1985 and 3,120 in 1982.

Lawyers want to discover the most common reasons for breakups and details of settlements reached. They are urging the Judiciary to keep full records of divorce applications.

12 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Need to strike a balance

MICHAEL Suen Ming-yeung's belief that the new liberal divorce laws will not lead to an increase in the number of marriages that break up may be a triumph of hope, if not over experience, then at least over logic.

26 May 1995 - 12:00am

Six steps to a less agonising divorce

AFTER six years of marriage, Joyce's husband asked for a divorce. Joyce was shocked. ''I don't know what to do,'' she wept.

''How can I possibly carry on?'' Divorce is a painful experience requiring tremendous strength and determination to endure.

28 Mar 1993 - 12:00am