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Divorce costs developer Wu Yajun's crown as China's richest woman

Wu Yajun, the multibillionaire chairwoman of Hong Kong-listed mainland developer Longfor Properties, has lost her title as the richest woman in China following her divorce.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 3:33am

Russell Crowe 'headed for US$25m divorce'

Hollywood star Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, have split up, a report said yesterday, with speculation that the Oscar-winning actor could face a US$25 million (HK$194 million) settlement.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Mainland's soaring divorce rate spurs speculation on causes

Experts have blamed the mainland's soaring divorce rate on everything from a more open society to a more prosperous economy. But another potential cause has caught the public's imagination - sky-high home prices.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:45pm

HK is taking steps to put children first in divorce cases and should do more

The break-up of a marriage is a painful experience. The trauma is even more poignant when a consensus on child custody cannot be reached. It is not uncommon to see children used as weapon by warring parents in the courtroom as a result, with the proceedings dragging for years in some extreme cases. Such disputes only add to the ordeal of the parties involved and weigh down our judges.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Collaborative practice focuses on common ground in family disputes

Hong Kong people are familiar with television soaps portraying lawyers who are extremely adversarial in the courtroom, sometimes shouting or using strong language when representing their clients.

While this makes for good TV drama and is enjoyable to watch, in real-life situations litigation can be difficult and very stressful for the parties involved.

1 Sep 2012 - 2:49am

Tom Cruise to pay US$4.8m for daughter's child support

Holmes gets nothing but Cruise to pay child support

26 Aug 2012 - 10:21am

Paternity leave can improve employee loyalty while helping to increase birth rate

There have been calls for statutory paternity leave to be introduced in Hong Kong.

This is partly because the birth rate in the city is falling and there are demands to provide more incentives for couples to start a family. One incentive would be statutory leave for new fathers. I would support the enacting of such legislation.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

All's well that ends well

As divorcing couples who have gone to court can attest, the fight over custody rights and assets can be more painful than the break-up itself. Children and parents often emerge deeply scarred by the acrimonious exchanges that the process brings.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

How to keep parenting, after divorce

Kathleen and Rick recently separated after 14 years of marriage. Both had initially thought it would be better to stay together for the sake of their children, Alan, seven, and Rebecca, 13. But their constant arguments have had a detrimental effect on the youngsters. Rebecca seems emotionally and physically drained. She's not sleeping well and doesn't eat much.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

What they really want

A public consultation on the implementation of a 'joint parental responsibility model' looking at how both parents could be involved after a divorce was completed at the end of April.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am