VIETNAM: New study shows that divorce is up significantly

A recent UN-supported Survey on Divorce in Vietnam shows that divorce is significantly on the rise in this Asian country according to the Shanghai Daily:  According to a recent survey co-conducted by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the General Statistics Office, and with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF), the number of […]

Divorce Saloon speaks with Henry Chung about divorce in Hong Kong

Divorce Saloon speaks with Henry Chung about divorce in Hong Kong

Divorce Saloon speaks with Henry Chung, a Divorce attorney in Hong Kong about Divorce in Hong Kong   Divorce Saloon:  Mr. Chung, welcome.  Henry Chung:  Thanks for interviewing me. Divorce Saloon: Sir, would you mind telling us a bit about your background? Are you originally from Hong Kong for example? Are you admitted only to the […]

Japan and India should be sanctioned for allowing post-divorce parental abductions of American children

Japan and India should be sanctioned for allowing parents to abduct American born children On Divorce Saloon, there are a number of posts on the Hague Convention and “left behind” parents and the rights of children who are abducted, post divorce, and taken to the birth countries of one of their divorcing parents. Today, the Associated Press […]

EAST ASIA: Divorce rates on sharp rise according to recent studies

EAST ASIA: Divorce rates on sharp rise according to recent studies

According to new research, divorce rates are rising sharply in East Asia: This paper provides an overview of changing marriage patterns in East, South and Southeast Asia. It begins by relating marriage patterns to kinship systems. Differences in kinship systems go a long way towards explaining differences in marriage arrangements and stability of marriages in […]

HONG KONG: Recently divorced and looking for a billionaire sugar daddy to “remarry”? Forget young Asians

International divorce news WSJ recently did a report about how the heirs of billionaires attend wealth camps hosted by Citigroup’s Private Bank (you’ve got to have over $10 million in assets for your kids to attend this camp). This camp has been going on for several years (according to the WSJ they have them in New […]

SINGAPORE: Why smart couples in Asia are signing prenups these days, by New York Divorce Attorney

Whether or not South Korea is the “divorce capital of Asia” is open to debate. But what seems pretty incontrovertible is that more and more Asian marriages are ending in divorce (like everywhere else in the world supposedly) and more and more Asian couples are entering into prenuptial agreements to protect themselves for this inevitable […]

NEW YORK: 3 times divorced 4 times married Bruce Wasserstein dies and leaves 4th wife Angela Chao disinherited?

Angela Chao does not need Bruce Wasserstein’s money. She’s got plenty. But his untimely death in New York a few days ago raises some legal questions. Well, first of all, rest in peace, Mr. Wasserstein. But there are some questions about the state of his affairs and it makes me wonder about his surviving spouse […]