At JC Legal, we take pride in serving matrimonial clients from a variety of backgrounds.  In our experience, no matter where you come from or your financial situation, when it comes to divorce, the questions are often the same for everyone. What are the grounds of divorce in Hong Kong? There is only one ground…

Like many children our age, presents “only” came twice a year:  birthdays and Christmas.  There were no random visits to malls to update our supply of toys.  Sure, there was the occasional surprise by a visiting gramma or relative, but the marker of the kid-year was your birthday as the warm-up with Christmas being the…

Facing the holidays under the threat of masks, hand sanitisers, and lockdown, it might be tough to feel excited about welcoming Santa into our homes, especially as we consider the experience of the little ones around us.  If we compare our own happy holiday memories filled with family to those of the ones our little…

Les Fêtes de fin d’année sont un moment privilégié pour la famille au sens large. Pour certains, c’est parfois la seule occasion dans l’année de se voir. Ces souvenirs sont précieux. Vos petits-enfants, nièces ou neveux n’auront cinq ans qu’une seule fois et ils grandissent si vite. Pour créer des souvenirs de famille amusants pendant…

The holidays are a special time for the extended family.  For some, it may be the one time a year they get to see the little ones.  And those memories are precious.  Your grandchild or niece or nephew will only be five once and they grow so terribly fast. To create some fun family memories…

With the holidays approaching, many families are making difficult decisions on how to celebrate in the midst of the pandemic.  For folks who have pre-arranged visitation agreements, particularly in cross-border matters, plans that have been set in place and agreed may get disrupted. With waves of virus increasing in some jurisdictions and mandatory quarantines in…

Many people are familiar with pre-nuptial agreements (“pre-nups”). Images of a crying bride being forced to sign a pre-nup on her wedding day are part of popular culture and scenes in movies. Truth be told, most pre-nups are signed before the Big Day. What many people do not know is that married partners can enter…

As the number of COVID-19 cases has been on the rise in Hong Kong, so have parents’ concern for their children. Recently, we have been asked by several folks: what would happen to my child if s/he is tested positive for COVID-19? This concern is enhanced by the fact that, if a family member is…

A Pre-nuptial Agreement (“PNA”) is a unique form of contract, but unlike most contracts, there is an emotional component to a PNA. In the business world, contracts are used to ensure the smooth sale of goods, to buy and sell real estate, or to obtain a promise to perform services. PNAs perform the same function, but the context is different. They…

In the Hong Kong case of SPH v SA, the court ruled that, in general, the family courts in Hong Kong should honour any Pre-nuptial Agreement (“PNA”) freely entered into by both parties unless there are circumstances that would render enforcement of the PNA to be unfair to one of the parties. This decision was…

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