Hong Kong: Gay civil servant wins final appeal on spousal benefits for husband

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction We discussed the judgment of the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) in Leung Chun Kwong v Secretary for the Civil Service and Another [2017] CFI 736; HCAL 258/2015 and also its appeal judgment of the Court of Appeal (“CA”) ([2018] HKCA 318; CACV 126/2017) respectively in our Newsletters June 2017 and June 2018 issues. This year, the appellant (“Mr Leung”) […]

香港:申请宣告父母身分与婚姻诉讼程序中的「密切联系」测试是否相同?

Reading Time: 1 minutes根据香港法例第179章《婚姻诉讼条例》第3(c) 条,如欲在香港提出的离婚程序,至少其中一方必须与香港有密切联系。过往的离婚案例显示,法院在判断有没有密切联系时会考虑所有相关因素,例如在香港居住多少时间及拥有多少资产。值得注意的是,上诉法庭在近期一宗案件中,将离婚案件的「密切联系」测试的适用范围大幅扩大至其他家事案件。在WSJ v WZC [2019] HKCA 89一案中,一名母亲(「母亲」)代表其未成年儿子(「儿子」)根据香港法例第429章《父母与子女条例》(「该条例」)提出申请

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Hong Kong: Is the test for “substantial connection” for the declaration of parentage the same as that for matrimonial proceedings?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In respect of initiating proceedings for divorce in Hong Kong, section 3(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Ordinance (Cap. 179) requires either of the parties to have substantial connection with Hong Kong. There is a line of divorce cases showing that the Courts in determining whether a connection is substantial would take all relevant factors […]

Sham Marriages in Singapore – Illegal and Carry Heavy Penalties

Reading Time: 3 minutesSham Marriages in Singapore – Illegal and Carry Heavy Penalties What does a sham marriage mean? Between March and July 2017, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) uncovered one of the largest sham marriages to date. Some 17 syndicate members were arrested and 12 of which were convicted. A sham marriage, which is legally referred […]

Can you apply for maintenance orders while still in a legal matrimonial relationship?

Reading Time: 3 minutesA common misconception that many have is that maintenance orders may only be made following divorce proceedings. However, did you know that you may apply for a maintenance order while still in a subsisting marriage? The table below summarises whom may apply for reasonable maintenance under Section 69 of the Women’s Charter. Maintenance for Applicant […]

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What does the abolishment of marital rape mean for Singapore?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe situation that immunity from prosecution for marital rape raises serious concerns. Marital rape immunity prevents a husband from being prosecuted under an offence of rape unless certain conditions are being met. The law on rape is provided under Section 375 of the Penal Code. The definition of Rape is the penetration of the vagina […]

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Varying Spousal Maintenance Orders in Singapore

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou have an existing maintenance order against your spouse/ex-spouse. Your financial situation has changed. You would now like to change by increasing amount of money you receive. How do you go about doing this? Maintenance orders are orders made by the court to mandate the payment of maintenance between the married/divorced couple. Unlike the division […]