Areas of Practice

Family Law & Divorce

Family Law & Divorce

Family separation is a difficult time. Payne Clermont Velasco solicitors assists clients through all stages mediation, divorce, custody and financial settlement.

Mediation, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution:

  • Financial issues
  • Children and parenting issues
  • Disputes over access to children
  • Uncontested divorces and divorces by agreement

Marriage Breakdown:

  • Divorce


  • Custody, care and control orders
  • Enforcement and variation of custody, care and control orders
  • Preventing child abduction and unlawful removal of children from Hong Kong

Maintenance Obligations:

  • Interim maintenance / maintenance pending suit
  • Spousal maintenance / periodical payments
  • Child maintenance
  • Enforcement and variation of spousal and child maintenance orders

Financial and Related Matters:

  • Division of Assets
  • Entitlement to MPF and Orso
  • Trusts
  • Company and partnership issues
  • Wills

Financial Agreements:

  • During separation (Deed of Separation)
  • “Clean break” division of matrimonial assets

Injunctions and Restraining Orders:

  • Family violence difficulties
  • To preserve matrimonial assets / prevent dissipation

Visa Advice

  • Advice on Hong Kong visa requirements for foreigners holding dependent spouse visas, during marriage breakdown


If you need assistance with your matrimonial matter, please contact Gregory Payne  or Ms. Jaerey Velasco