Korean Inheritance Law: Who Inherits What, When & How in Korea?

If a decedent, governed by Korea’s Inheritance Law, dies without a will (intestate succession) the estate of decedent shall pass according to Korea’s Intestate Succession Law.  The key points of Korean Intestate Succession Law and Korean Inheritance Law is noted below.  We deal with many cases, at our law firm in Korea, where a Korean family member requests a U.S. or European family member to disclaim an inheritance.  Normally, a form is provided to the foreign family member.  We suggest

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English-speaking Korean lawyers and International Lawyers at International Law Firm in Korea discussing issues of Korean Law

IPG Legal is a leading client-focused international law firm with offices in Korea that is, often, selected over the ubiquitous Korean Law Firms when success is essential and success depends on nuanced street-smart advice, proactive  and unconflicted representation. Our attorneys are, intentionally. different from the crowd.  From our retired judge partners to our junior associates, we are all trained with an intense focus on client success, lawyer proactivity, and to understand the nexus between your commercial and legal needs. Our attorneys

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Korea Notarizations, Apostille, Power of Attorneys, Consularizations, Legalizations of Korean Translations and Documents

Our Korean lawyers at our law firm in Korea receive numerous emails requesting our services in assisting with either legalization of a Korean translation for use in court, authentication, notarization, or apostille of a Korean, Chinese, American, British, French, German, Russian or other country document for either use in Korea or use in another country. We, normally, receive these calls from fellow attorneys, financial institutions, or an individual with the need for an important document to be “legalized” for an

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Obtaining Child Support in Korea from a Deadbeat Father (or Mother)

The, typical, situation occurs when a child is born out-of-wedlock and the father abandons the child. Child Support in Korea may be obtained from these deadbeat fathers and fathers (and mothers) that refuse to pay the Korean child support may be fined and even jailed. This situation is alarmingly common. The, typical, situation involves Philippine, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, and Southeast Asian country women having children with Korean Nationals. The Korean fathers are, typically, students, workers abroad or businessmen doing

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Guardianship Law in Korea: The Lotte Family Conservatorship Saga Continues

With the news late in 2016 that the Seoul Family Court Appointed a Law Firm as Legal Guardian for Shin Kyuk Ho, founder of Lotte Group, and the negative effect the ruling had on his elder son’s efforts to regain control of the conglomerates, it is a good time for business owners and their families to understand what guardianship law may mean for businesses and families in Korea. For an explanation of Korean Guardianship Law, please see: Guardianship Law in Korea.

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Hiring an English-speaking Korean Divorce Lawyer (Korean Divorce Lawyers)

The following Korean divorce information is provided by the Seoul Global Center. Non-Koreans are capable of obtaining a divorce in Korea even if no party to the divorce is a Korean national. In most cases, you are advised to hire a proactive English-speaking Korean Divorce Lawyer. Please, also, read the following post we wrote on: Non-Koreans Obtaining a Divorce in Korea. The post, substantially, elaborates on this post. In most cases involving non-Koreans, it is advisable to seek assistance from

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Enforceability of Korean Executed Holographic/Handwritten Wills in Korea

Holographic wills are enforceable in Korea under Article 1066 of the Civil Act of Korea.  Our law firm is, presently, handling a matter concerning the estate of a decadent where the decadent executed a handwritten (holographic) will and the inheritors are Korean and foreign nationals. Holographic Wills This is a common issue for lawyers at our firm to handle – with the exception of the handwritten will issue. We, rarely, see cases, these days, of a testator that has executed

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Korean Talent can Increase your Brand’s Exposure in the West by Dan Gardner

Football does funny things to people it, even, makes men cry. You can’t put into words the hollow feeling a Liverpool fan feels when losing to Manchester United fan – the feeling is akin to a death in the family. The transfer season in football is a stressful time for most football fans. Player transfers can generally make or break your team’s season, star signings by a manager can generally mean glory for fans and commercial bonanza for teams. A

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Grounds for Divorce in Korea: Judicial Divorces in Korea

Korean divorce law requires a petitioning spouse to prove “fault” that is attributable to the responding spouse for the breakdown of the marriage if the married couple is unable to agree to a divorce and all financial/custody matters are not resolved.  In a “divorce by agreement,” the married couple may, in many cases, divorce on the same day the divorce is filed to the Family Court.   If you spouse is unwilling to agree to a divorce (divorce by agreement), in

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Child Abuse in Korea – “Professionals” Required to Report Crime: Sentences Increased & Police Receiving More Training on the Needs of Victims

Most crimes, in Korea, related to the most vulnerable in society are seeing more attention by the police & prosecution and greater sentences from judges – child abuse is no exception. In Korea, child abuse may be punished under the Act on Special Cases Related to the Punishment etc. of Child Abuse Crimes (아동학대범죄의 처벌 등에 관한 특례법). Some individuals may be held civilly liable (fined) for not reporting child abuse. The law defines a “child” in Korea as anyone

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