What assets are at risk in divorce? Do they include company assets?Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 4:32am
Organising an array of thought-provoking seminars and workshops for counsellors, parents and their helpers, a new steering committee at Adoptive Families of Hong Kong has been breathing new life into the group.21 Oct 2012 - 9:16am
When Mina Weight and her husband, Guy Facey, found they could not have children, they knew exactly what they wanted to do - adopt from China. It was a country they knew and loved; both had travelled extensively in the country on business and spoke fluent Putonghua. But they had to break down walls of bureaucracy and incomprehension in their native Britain before they could make that dream come true.21 Oct 2012 - 11:31am
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
It's the start of the new school year, with all the usual parental duties that brings. But this year, some parents have an additional task. They are heeding the call of Eva Chan Sik-chee, a co-founder of the Parents Concern Group on National Education, to write letters opposing the early introduction of national education in schools.27 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm
I write in response to Israel Lai's letter in which he calls on the administration to undertake a review on legislating for paternity leave ('Paternity leave can improve employee loyalty while helping to increase birth rate', August 3).
Let me first point out that the government has all along been promoting family-friendly employment practices.15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm
Most local employers are reluctant to provide paternity leave and would not consider doing so unless it were compulsory.
A private manpower survey found that of 502 employers, 70 per cent did not offer paternity leave and 71 per cent of those firms had no plans to offer it next year, when the government is hoping to introduce statutory paternity leave.26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
When Connie Wat Hong-ying and her husband Philip Cheng told their families six years ago that they wanted to adopt, her parents and in-laws baulked. Both sides wanted the couple to have children who would maintain the family bloodline.22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
It is invariably able-bodied youngsters who find a home with a local family, adoption agencies say.
Those with special needs often languish in the adoption pool, and grow up in institutional homes.22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
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