Family Law for the Hong Kong SAR

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Hong Kong University Press, Apr 1, 1999 - Law - 540 pages
Family Law for the Hong Kong SAR gives a succinct, clear and comprehensive account of modern family law and will be useful to both students and practitioners. This book incorporates recent developments in family law such as the Marriage and Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 1997, Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions and Minor Amendments) Ordinance 1997 and the Child Abduction and Custody Ordinance 1997.

Contents include: the old-style customary marriage, concubinage, modern marriage, and Christian marriage; nullity and divorce; legitimacy and illegitimacy; parentage; parental rights and authority; the welfare principle; custody on divorce; adoption; wardship; child abduction; maintenance during marriage; financial provision and property on divorce, and domestic violence.
 

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Contents

Preface
vii
Table of Legislation
xxxvii
Customary Marriage Union of Concubinage and Modern Marriage
3
Dissolution under the Marriage Reform Ordinance
55
Marriage under the Marriage Ordinance
73
Divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Ordinance
99
Nullity and Judicial Separation
141
Status
179
Children on Family Breakdown
275
Adoption
291
Wardship
321
Financial Provision for Family Members
349
Money and Property on Divorce
363
Financial Provision for Children
413
Child Protection
439
Protection against Domestic Violence
459

Parental Rights and Authority
211
Welfare of the Child
245

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About the author (1999)

Athena Nga Chee Liu is an associate professor in the Department of Law, the University of Hong Kong. She teaches Family Law and Medico-Legal Issues. She has written in both areas, including ‘Wrongful Life: Some of the Problems’, Journal of Medical Ethics (1987); Artificial Reproduction and Reproductive Rights, (1991); Family Legal Practice Manual, (1998). Athena has served as a member of the Hartmann’s Working Group on the Law and Practice of Matrimonial Proceedings, the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s sub-committee on Guardianship and Custody of Minors, and the Provisional Council on Reproductive Technology.

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