IPG Legal Prevails for an American Father in a Korean Child Abduction Case against a Korean Mother

IPG Legal prevailed for an American Father against a Korean Mother who abducted children from America. The American father hired IPG Legal to assist in the return of the children to California via Korean Law and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. IPG Legal’s team included a retired senior Korean court judge, senior litigators, and internationally experienced attorneys. The Mother hired one of the largest ubiquitous Korean law firms and other Korean law firms to defend

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Korean Inheritance Law: Questions & Answers

Korean Family & Inheritance issues, often, concern legal and tax issues of varying jurisdictions. In many cases, the nationality of the decedent (person who passes leaving an estate), residence of the decedent, location of the inherited property, and the nationality and residence of those inheriting the property shall dictate the law and the applicable taxes applied. In most cases, an experienced estate lawyer and tax professional are necessary to assist in avoiding inheritance and family disputes, lessen tax burdens, and

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Top 100 Korean Lawyers & Legal Consultants in Korea

Sean Hayes, head of the Top Korean Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year was rated by LawAsia, one of the leading peer-reviewed publications in Asia, as a Top 100 Lawyer in Korea. Sean Hayes is one of the only non-Korean attorneys on this Korean Lawyer “A-list” and the only non-Korean that was on the list each year the list was published. Sean Hayes is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of

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Korean Inheritance Law on Registration of Inheritances in Korea

My friends at The Korean Tax Blog have an excellent post called Your Complete Guide to Estate Registration in Korea. The accounting firm at the Korean Tax Blog assists IPG Legal in all inheritance tax matters. For more information on Korean Inheritance Law please see: Who Inherits What, When, and How in Korea?, Renouncing an Estate in Korea and Korean Legal Reserve of Inheritance. The article, notes, in part tips for a successful inheritance. The article notes that for a

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Renouncing an Estate/Inheritance under Korean Law

A typical matter of a party renouncing an estate in Korea commences when a family member in Korea requests the waiver/disclaimer of the right to a Korean inheritance. In some cases, this request is for nefarious reasons. A typical, situation involves the estate of a Korean national decedent with non-Korean family abroad. The estate, often, includes assets in Korea and sometimes abroad. The Korean-based family, often, requests the non-Korean based family to sign a power of attorney or a document

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Legal Reserve of Inheritance for an Estate in Korea

Korea’s Legal Reserve of Inheritance/mandatory share of inheritance (유류분/遺留分) is a specific portion of an inheritance given to heirs notwithstanding the will. Therefore, for example, even if the will notes that a certain estranged child shall not receive any of the inheritance, Korean Law imposes a mandatory share of the estate for this heir. Therefore, the deceased is forced by Korean law to provide a certain percentage of the estate to all legal heirs under Korea’s Inheritance Reserve Law. For an article

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Punishment in Korea for Not Paying Korean Child Support

Korea has legal tools in place to punish a person who refuses to pay child support. We advise, if you have a child support order to not sit on your rights, and if payment is not made, consult an attorney and get the process moving in order to enforce your rights. If you have not been awarded child support it is advisable to read the following article: Korean Child Support Basics explained by IPG Legal and Calculating Child Support in

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Can Foreigners without Marriages Registered in Korea Divorce in Korea?

Expats without a marriage registered in Korea, can, typically, divorce in Korea. If a marriage is registered in a country recognized by the government of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Family Court shall, normally, consider the marriage a valid marriage in Korea. Exceptions exist for marriages against public policy (e.g. plural marriages and marriages with a minor). Additionally, Korea’s Act on Private International Law allows for a divorce in Korea if the family relationship or the dispute leading to

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Does Korea have Common Law Marriage?: Korean Common Law Marriage (De Facto Marriage) Basics

While the concept of a Korean Common Law Marriage (since Korea has no concept of a Common Law) does not exist, Korea has a similar law to the laws, in parts of the United States and other common law countries, often referred to as Common Law marriage. FYI – few U.S. States recognize common law marriage. In Korea, the concept of Common Law Marriage is referred to as De Facto Marriage. In Korea, all “legal marriages” are marriages that are

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Divorce Lawyers in South Korea

IPG Legal attorneys handled divorces, child custody, Hague child abduction cases, and asset division cases for foreigners residing in Korea and abroad for over two decades. IPG is one of the most experienced law firms working with expats in Korea and we are the go-to choice for U.S. and European Family Law Attorneys wishing to work on custody, Hague child abduction, asset division, and divorce issues internationally with respected counsel in Korea. Our firm is one of the only firms,

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