Family

HKFWS takes a “Family-centric” perspective for service development. We believe family is paramount and devote ourselves to strengthen family wellbeing. Regardless of family backgrounds or facing difficulties, we are pleased to provide support. We also utilise community resources to alleviate their imminent hardships. Some advices are provided by our professional team derived from their past working experience here for your reference when you are in need.

My mother-in-law who lives with me always scolds my three-year-old son for being noisy. I am worried that this behavior may affect him. Yet, my husband told me to bear with it. What should I do?

Under the pandemic, the children are staying at home because of the class suspension. They become inattentive and undisciplined in learning. They feel bored but I am busy with housework and working at home. I feel fidgety and easy to scold. The relationships become tense. How can I do?

My daughter who is in primary four always loses her temper recently. She even said she wants to kill herself. I worried that she has emotional problems and desperate to learn. How can I help her?

After my son and daughter-in-law have separated, I am the one to take care of their eight-year-old daughter. As I am already over 60 years old, I wish I could get some help to relieve my burden.

I’m unemployed recently and my landlord has asked me to move out. I would like to know if there are any social resources available to solve my problems during this difficult time.

My husband spends all his time at home playing video games and is reluctant to share any housework or help the children with their school work. How can I make him take up his parenting responsibilities?

My family environment is crowded, and the family members are noisy every day and even fight. They refused to seek help from the social worker. What should I do?

Due to the pandemic, my husband has been unemployed in recent months. The family income has plummeted. Staying at home for a long time, we have conflict because of minor issues. These pressures are overwhelming. Anything can help with me?

We want the children to save money, but also afraid them of being stingy and becoming a miser. How should it be balanced?

Should parents use money as a reward for children having good grades, good behaviour, or help with housework?

What is the difference between accepting and refusing Family Mediation Service?

What is separation? If we live together in the same household, can it be considered as separation?

How long does the divorce process take?

Is a lawyer required for divorce?

When I use Family Mediation Service, do I need to simultaneously employ a lawyer?

When should Family Mediation Service begin?

In the Family Mediation process, may I raise the issue of receiving maintenance payment while the divorce proceedings are still taking place?

The other side and I cannot communicate with each other, may I unilaterally accept using Family Mediation Service?

Will clients or the family mediator make public or disclose to the courts any contents relating to the mediation?

Does the agreement reached in mediation have legally binding effect?