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Shanghai club for 'dead marriage' escapees debuts

Shanghai's first 'divorce club' had its official debut on Valentine's Day yesterday, aiming to provide counselling and support to the city's separated.

Wednesday, 15 February, 2006, 12:00am

Reform of child custody laws is long overdue

The break-up of a marriage - or any serious relationship - is a painful and often acrimonious affair. But the biggest victims are usually the children. They are ones who suffer when their parents' divorce descends into a bitterly contested battle.

8 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Guangdong divorces skyrocket as women gain independence

The number of divorced women in Guangdong tripled in the 1990s as women became increasingly concerned about personal welfare and happiness, a new study has found.

The study, based on national census data, found that the number of female divorcees in the province skyrocketed from 43,000 in 1990 to 131,000 in 2000.

13 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Unicef chief alarmed by family violence

The head of the world's leading children's organisation has warned couples to guard against taking their disagreements out on their children - especially during the emotional upheavals of a divorce.

5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Make dad happy

Christine Yam is in her final year at the University of Hong Kong. She takes her exams this month. If you want to respond to her column, you can e-mail her at h0014103@hkusua.hku.hk

Father's Day is on Sunday. This is a special day set aside each year to treat all the fathers well and make them happy.

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

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.

First, they have one of the world's highest divorce rates. For every two new couples, one breaks up because of irreconcilable differences and economic difficulties.

2 Jan 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