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Family Law

Corporate structure comes in play when love boat hits rocks

What assets are at risk in divorce? Do they include company assets?

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 4:32am

Janette Pepall: An adoption pioneer

Janette Pepall

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

Charity helps adoptive families and adoptees in Asia

Celine and Herve Bonnel maintain an open conversation with their children Teo and Lea about their adoption. Photos: Edmund So

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

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

Parents should protest the introduction of national education

Groups have been campaigning for a children's commission for two decades.Photo: Martin Chan

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

Government will build consensus before legislating for paternity leave

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

Paternity leave a foreign concept for most firms

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

The chosen few

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

Overseas is the focus for those with special needs

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

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