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Unhappy families

Are South Korean families falling apart? Unfortunately, many experts believe so. On the surface, they seem happy, but a closer look reveals all kinds of problems.

Friday, 2 January, 2004, 12:00am

Financial woes turn fathers to vice and violence

A new survey has put fatherhood in a less than rosy light, with 400 Hong Kong dads complaining about severe financial pressures and some even turning to domestic violence.

The survey was designed to investigate the link between psychological pressure and family violence among fathers.

16 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Wife convinces court to set aside secret divorce

A cross-border truck driver who managed to sneak a divorce petition through the courts without the knowledge of his wife, a policewoman, will be investigated by the Department of Justice.

4 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Child support defaulters face having debt doubled

The government argument that a 30 per cent surcharge was more appropriate was rejected

Men who fail to pay alimony and child maintenance will have to pay interest on the outstanding amount and could have their payments doubled under a new bill passed yesterday.

22 May 2003 - 12:00am

Record divorce rate numbers understate marital strife

The number of divorces last year was the highest since records began in 1991. Family workers cited failed cross-border marriages for much of the rise and warned that the level of marital discord in Hong Kong could be even worse than the figures suggest.

They added that many couples had chosen to stay together in unhappy marriages for financial reasons.

22 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Unhappy valentines

Ask a Chinese person what foreign holidays he or she is familiar with. Usually Christmas is No 1, closely followed by Valentine's Day. For yuppies, expressing the romantic feeling through flowers, chocolate and candles has become part of modern courtship.

17 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Refusal to have sex ruled grounds for divorce

A Hindu woman's refusal to have sex with her husband has been made a valid ground for divorce by India's Supreme Court.

Denial of sex by a spouse is not listed as one of the grounds for annulment in the Hindu Marriage Act. However, it does stipulate that 'cruelty', if proved, can result in dissolution of marriage.

16 Jul 2002 - 12:00am


FATHER FIGURE: Former Commercial Radio presenter Li Ngaw, 81, shows off a commemorative scroll received at a ceremony at a restaurant in North Point last night honouring him as a model dad. Fellow fathers Lee Kwong-lam, 64, Lam Ek-ki, 76, and Yip Sai-kan, 81, were also honoured at the ceremony.

15 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

More child custody protection proposed

Immigration officials will be able to stop parents who do not have custody of their children from taking them out of Hong Kong if proposals by a legal think-tank are put into effect.

30 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Couples cherish their freedom

Civil servant Yeung Leung-hi says he and his wife decided to have only one child because it means he has less responsibility and more time to enjoy life.

Mr Yeung, 46, and his wife have a daughter, Christal, aged 10. He said the traditional filial obligation on Chinese men to have at least one son to 'pass on the family blood' did not bother him.

7 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Straying husband coughs up

A court in Chongqing has ordered a married man who left his wife for a concubine to say farewell to most of his money.

The wife, surnamed Chen, sued for divorce nearly a year ago, right after the National People's Congress passed new rules on marriage and divorce that aim to punish errant spouses if they have an extramarital affair or commit bigamy.

3 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Alimony shortfall

Over half of the 21,400 people divorced and entitled to alimony say they have not received the payment in full, a Census and Statistics Department study revealed.

1 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Setting bad example

I refer to the letter headlined 'Young people show no respect for elders' (South China Morning Post, November 3).

13 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Couples to share secret of marriage

Couples married for more than 50 years have been asked to share their secret in a move to counter the soaring divorce rate.

One hundred couples will be honoured for their long marriages in a campaign organised by the Central and Western District Council in collaboration with the Social Welfare Department and other welfare groups.

29 Aug 2001 - 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