Service on Cross-Border Family Matters
We specialize in China-based cross-border family matters services, including marriage and succession.
If you have the following problems in marriage and succession matters related to China, we can help you deal with them.
In the case of matrimonial matters:
- Disposal of divorce property located in China
- Divorce by agreement or litigation in China
- Settlement of disputes over child custody and maintenance
- Settlement of cohabitation disputes
- Recognition and enforcement of foreign divorce judgments in China
In the case of succession/inheritance matters:
- Disposal of inherited assets located in China
- Execution of wills or acting as an administrator of estates in China
- Notarization of wills, inheritance rights, and inheritance distribution agreements in China to prevent inheritance disputes
- Settlement of inheritance disputes
- Recognition and enforcement of foreign inheritance judgments in China
Do you need support in Cross-border Family Matters(Marriage and Succession)? CJO Family's team can provide you with China-based consulting service, including case assessment and management, background check, and debt collection (‘Last Mile’ Service). If you encounter any problems in Cross-border Family Matters, or if you wish to share your story, you can contact our Client Manager Julia Yuan (firstname.lastname@example.org) If you wish to read more CJO Global articles on cross-border family matters, please click here.
- Does China Have Alimony?The answer is NO. There is no alimony in China.
- What Are My Inheritance Rights in China?You can inherit the property of your parents, children and spouse. If anyone lists you as the beneficiary in the will, you also have the inheritance rights stated in the will.
- What Is the Law of Inheritance in China?China used to have Inheritance Law (Law on Succession). However, after the promulgation of the Civil Code in 2020, China has only the “Book VI Succession” in the Civil Code. In other words, the inheritance law became a part of the civil code.
- What Is Community Property Law in China?￼There is no community property law in China. But you can find the relevant articles in “China’s Civil Code of China: Book V Marriage and Family”.
- Do I Have to Support My Ex Wife after Divorce in China?￼The answer is NO. You don’t have to support your ex-wife after divorce in China.
- How to Inherit Properties in China?￼How to Inherit Properties in China? First of all, you need to know whether the decedent has a will and whether you have inheritance rights in the will. If the decedent does not have a will, then you also need to know whether you are the heir in intestate inheritance. That is, whether you are …
- Is Debt Inherited in China?The answer is yes.
- Can I Divorce My Wife if She Lives in China and I Live in Another Country?You can file for divorce with either a court in your country or a Chinese court.
- Does China Have Spousal Support?The answer is NO. There is no spousal support or Alimony in China.
- How Much Does the Average Person Inherit from their Parents in China?We will use a fictional succession-related story to illustrate how inheritance works in China.
- Does China Have Inheritance Tax?No, China has no inheritance tax. If you inherit the money, you do not need to pay tax at all. If you inherit the real estate, you need to pay tax for the transfer of the property.
- How Does Inheritance Work in China?During the lifetime, one can specify in the will who inherits his/her house and other heritage. If the person has no will, the decedent’s children, spouse, parents, siblings, paternal grandparents, and maternal grandparents may inherit his/her estate.
- How Do I Get Money From My Deceased Parent’s Bank Account in China?You should first determine whether you are the heir to the money in the bank account of your deceased parent. If you have an inheritance right to the money, you can ask the bank to pay the part inherited by you.
- What Happens to Bank Account When Someone Dies in China?If the owner of a bank account dies, his/her heirs can get the money in the bank account.
- What Happens When You Inherit a House in China?What Happens When You Inherit a House in China? If you and other heirs need to inherit a house jointly at inheritance, there will be three ways: (1) one heir gets the house and all other heirs get cash; (2) All heirs get cash; (3) All heirs share the house on a pro rata basis. …
- What Do You Do With the House in a Divorce in China?If you and your spouse need to divide a house at divorce, there are three ways: (1) one party gets the house and the other gets cash; (2) both parties get cash; (3) the two parties share the house on a pro rata basis.
- 4 Tips on How Is Property Divided in a Divorce in ChinaThe husband and wife may negotiate to determine the property division plan. If there is no property division agreement, the personal property remains the property of that spouse alone and the marital property may be split 50/50 between the couple.
- How Do Foreigners Get a Divorce in China?There are three ways for foreigners to get a divorce in China: divorce registration by agreement, filing a divorce lawsuit, and the recognition of foreign divorce judgment in China.
- When A Parent Dies Who Gets the House in China?The parent can specify in the will who inherits his/her house and other heritage. If he/she has no will, his/her children, spouse, parents, siblings, paternal grandparents, and maternal grandparents may inherit this house and other heritage.
- What Is Separate Property in Divorce in China?If a property is the separate property of one spouse, then in the event of a divorce, it remains the property of that spouse alone and will not be divided or acquired by the other spouse.
- What’s Considered Marital Property in Divorce in China?If a property is marital property, it will be divided equally between the spouses on a 50/50 basis in the event of a divorce.
- When Someone Dies Who Gets His/Her Property in China?Before his/her death, he/she can specify in the will who inherits his/her house and other heritage. If the person has no will, his/her children, spouse, parents, siblings, paternal grandparents, and maternal grandparents may inherit this house and other heritage.
- Can A Foreigner Inherit Property in China?The answer is YES. Here’s what to do for foreigners to inherit property in China.