Children and COVID-19: Isolation Orders and the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

With the latest spike in COVID cases, several news outlets have reported on Hong Kong government policy in the event a child or the parents test positive for COVID. We first addressed this issue in August 2020 after receiving several inquiries seeking assistance to plan for this contingency. Under the Prevention and Control of Disease… Continue reading Children and COVID-19: Isolation Orders and the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

Le Père Noël porte-t-il un masque?

Il fut un temps, pas si lointain où les cadeaux n’arrivaient «que» deux Il fois par an: aux anniversaires et à Noël. Un temps où il n’y avait pas de visites régulières dans les centres commerciaux pour se réapprovisionner en jouets. On pouvait parfois compter sur une surprise de mamie ou d’un autre membre de… Continue reading Le Père Noël porte-t-il un masque?

Does Santa Wear a Mask?

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… Continue reading Does Santa Wear a Mask?

Cousins and Friends During the Holidays

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… Continue reading Cousins and Friends During the Holidays

Mamies et Papis! Oncles et Tantes!

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… Continue reading Mamies et Papis! Oncles et Tantes!

Fêtes de fin d’année et Coronavirus

A l’approche des fêtes de fin d’années, il semble difficile pour de nombreuses familles de se projeter et de pouvoir planifier comment et où se passeront ces fêtes sur fond de pandémie. Dans les familles dont les parents sont divorcés, il est très compliqué de pouvoir appliquer et respecter le droit de visite et d’hébergement… Continue reading Fêtes de fin d’année et Coronavirus

Cross-border Christmas Celebrations and Coronavirus

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… Continue reading Cross-border Christmas Celebrations and Coronavirus

What are the Challenges in Drafting a Pre-nuptial Agreement?

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… Continue reading What are the Challenges in Drafting a Pre-nuptial Agreement?

Are Pre-nuptial Agreements Valid in Hong Kong?

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… Continue reading Are Pre-nuptial Agreements Valid in Hong Kong?

Choosing a Jurisdiction for Marital and Pre-nuptial Agreements of Cross-border Marriages between France and Hong Kong

When dealing with French-Hong Kong cross-border marriages, the question that we get asked on a regular basis is: which is best when choosing between a French marital contract or a common law pre-nuptial agreement?  It is safe to say that there is no clear-cut answer to this question: it all depends on the personal situations… Continue reading Choosing a Jurisdiction for Marital and Pre-nuptial Agreements of Cross-border Marriages between France and Hong Kong

Ordonnances de Protection Judiciaires sur fond de crise sanitaire du COVID19 Comparaison entre les législations en place en France et à Hong Kong

A Hong Kong, les familles se sont retrouvées à cohabiter à longueur de journées, des semaines durant, du fait du travail à domicile imposé et de la fermeture des établissements scolaires. Dans ces conditions, et du fait notamment de la petite surface des logements à Hong Kong, les tensions familiales sont exacerbées. Un certain nombre… Continue reading Ordonnances de Protection Judiciaires sur fond de crise sanitaire du COVID19 Comparaison entre les législations en place en France et à Hong Kong

Domestic Violence during COVID-19: Solutions for Affected Individuals

As people have been working from home for weeks now and with children being schooled from home, things can get tense in the family home, especially in the small spaces we share in Hong Kong.  A number of articles in South China Morning Post, BBC, and CNN have featured articles indicating that there is an… Continue reading Domestic Violence during COVID-19: Solutions for Affected Individuals

Resource Hub on Domestic Violence

Judiciary and Government Family Court Registry Address: M2, Wanchai Law Courts, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Hong Kong Telephone: 2840 1218 Fax: 2523 9170 Website E-mail: familycourt@judiciary.hk Legal Aid Department Telephone: 2537 7677 Fax: 2537 5948 E-mail: ladinfo@lad.gov.hk Website | Opening Hours Social Welfare Department – Victim Support Programme for Victims of Family Violence Address: Flat 102-107, G/F, Choi Lam… Continue reading Resource Hub on Domestic Violence

Envisager un divorce à Hong Kong et en France Informations financières

Kimberly Ann Dasse, avocate en droit de la famille basée à Hong Kong, a préparé une série d’articles sur les procédures de divorce, examinant les principales étapes menant à la dissolution du mariage. Cette semaine, avec Sarah-Jane Tasteyre, avocate française exerçant à Hong Kong et au Royaume-Uni, elle compare l’obligation de déclaration d’informations financières à… Continue reading Envisager un divorce à Hong Kong et en France Informations financières

La tutelle d’enfants mineurs: état des lieux durant la crise du covid 19

Ces dernières années, le nombre croissant de couples français s’installant à Hong Kong avec leurs enfants ou décidant d’y fonder leur famille, nous a amené à nous pencher à plusieurs reprises sur la question de la désignation des tuteurs pour nos enfants mineurs afin de faire face au décès de l’un ou des deux parents.… Continue reading La tutelle d’enfants mineurs: état des lieux durant la crise du covid 19

Legal Guardianship of Children for French Citizens Living in Hong Kong during COVID-19

The increasing number of French couples settling down in Hong Kong with children or having children in Hong Kong has led us many times in the past to deal with the issue of legal guardianship and how to deal with it in the unfortunate event that one of the parents or both die.  Concerns about… Continue reading Legal Guardianship of Children for French Citizens Living in Hong Kong during COVID-19

Envisager un divorce à Hong Kong causes du divorce

Cette semaine, Kimberly Ann Dasse, avocate en droit de la famille à Hong Kong et Sarah-Jane Tasteyre avocate française exerçant à Hong Kong et au Royaume Uni comparent les exigences du droit hongkongais relatives aux causes du divorce et leurs implications éventuelles dans le cadre d’une procédure en France. A Hong Kong, il n’y a qu’un seul motif… Continue reading Envisager un divorce à Hong Kong causes du divorce

Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong: Ground, Facts and Comparison with French Proceedings

Kimberly Ann Dasse, a family law practitioner based in Hong Kong, and Sarah-Jane Tasteyre, a French Registered Foreign Lawyer based in Hong Kong and United Kingdom, compare the Hong Kong requirements of  “grounds” and “facts” for divorce with the filing requirements in France. In Hong Kong there is only one ground for divorce:  that the… Continue reading Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong: Ground, Facts and Comparison with French Proceedings

Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong: Financial Disclosures

Kimberly Ann Dasse, a family law practitioner based in Hong Kong, has prepared a series of articles on divorce proceedings, examining some of the main steps on the path to dissolving a union.  Last week she covered grounds and facts of divorce.  This week she covers financial disclosures. Once a petition is filed, the parties… Continue reading Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong: Financial Disclosures

Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong: Ground and Facts

Kimberly Ann Dasse, a family law practitioner based in Hong Kong, has prepared a series of articles on divorce proceedings, examining some of the main steps on the path to dissolving a union.  Last week she covered length of marriage and jurisdiction.  This week she covers “grounds” and “facts” for divorce. In Hong Kong there… Continue reading Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong: Ground and Facts

Conseils à L’Intention des Couples Français Résidant a Hong Kong qui Envisagent de Divorcer

Vous envisagez de divorcer à Hong Kong : remplissez-vous les conditions? Contrairement aux rumeurs qui circulent, tout le monde ne peut pas divorcer à Hong Kong. Il convient de rétablir la vérité. Bien au contraire, la loi et les tribunaux hongkongais exigent des personnes qui souhaitent divorcer à Hong Kong qu’elles établissent la durée de… Continue reading Conseils à L’Intention des Couples Français Résidant a Hong Kong qui Envisagent de Divorcer

Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong: Length of Marriage and Jurisdiction

Kimberly Ann Dasse, a family law practitioner at JC Legal in Hong Kong, has prepared a series of articles on divorce proceedings, examining some of the main steps on the path to dissolving a union.  This week she covers length of marriage and jurisdiction required prior to filing a petition.  Next week, she will examine… Continue reading Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong: Length of Marriage and Jurisdiction

JC Legal Consolidates Family Law Practice with Addition of Kimberly Ann Dasse as Consultant

JC Legal today welcomes Kimberly Ann Dasse as Consultant, consolidating its practice in cross-border family law with the home jurisdiction of Hong Kong alongside PRC and France. As a cross-border legal professional, Kimberly Ann Dasse brings with her over a decade of practising experience in the United States and legal training experience in Asia respectively.… Continue reading JC Legal Consolidates Family Law Practice with Addition of Kimberly Ann Dasse as Consultant