Counselling & Legal Support

Free Legal Advice Clinic

The HKFWC formed the Free Legal Advice Clinic in 1992. It is Hong Kong's first legal advice service for women experiencing marital problems, to consult them on their rights under the Family Law.

Supported by members of Free Legal Advice Scheme under The Duty Lawyer Service, the scheme aims to provide professional and free legal advice for women in need, as well as to improve the awareness of crisis management of women, so that those who lack legal knowledge and resources to hire lawyers can understand their legal rights in divorce. We hope to protect these rights and achieve legal empowerment of women. Fellow counsellors will accompany them and help them sort out and solve their problems, while encouraging them to establish support networks and contribute to the community.

 

To meet the needs of our service users, we have enhanced our follow-up service. At the end of each consultation service session, we will have a case study period to understand what women need, follow up on certain cases and refer them to relevant services according to their situations.

 

Make an appointment: 2386 6255

Events & Programmes

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Introduction to Law for Women 2019

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Peer Counsellor Retreat 2018

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International Women's Day: Women Election Forum

Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, in association with Gender Reasearch Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, is going to hold a women's forum on Legislative Council by-election on 8 March, 2018 in LT2, Yasumoto International...

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Legal Seminar of Parental Responsibility Model

The concept of "parental responsibility" focuses on the sustainable responsibilities divorced parents have for raising their children, but there are not enough support policies and gender perspectives. Although we agree in principle, in light of the uniqueness and complexity of divorced families,...

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Roundtable on the Maintenance

We conducted a survey on alimony from July to October 2016; 185 divorced women responded to the survey. The survey found that more than 60% of respondents found it difficult to collect alimony payments, generally due to the payments being in arrears. More than four-tenths of respondents (86%)...

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Roundtable on the Proposed Legislation on the Parental Responsbility Model

In November 2015, the Labour and Welfare Bureau held a public consultation on the proposed legislation with respect to custody and alimony and on proposals set out in the Law Reform Commission's Report on Child Custody and Access Report. The legislation sets out a joint parental responsibility...