Korean Law Demystified!

Posts by Juwon Kang

Recent Divorce Cases 3

In Korea, there are essentially four (main) issues regarding divorce: 1) Can I unilaterally file for divorce? 2) How is “marital property” to be divided? 3) Can…

MOFA’s Travel Prohibition System

Right now, Koreans are prohibited from traveling to the following countries: Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria, and parts of the Philippines. This is because of the…

What is 폭행?

Pokhaeng is a crime akin to battery in American law. (Battery is the use of force against another, resulting in harmful or offensive contact.) I say “akin” because…

Recent Divorce Cases 2

These are actually two remarriage-related cases from last month. The Seoul High Court ordered a divorcee to pay 5 mil won (as damages for psychological pain…

Recent Defamation Cases 4

In Korea, the Supreme Court recently affirmed an appellate court decision which had found a woman not guilty of defamation. She had impersonated her ex boyfriend’s…

Recent Divorce Cases 1

In Korea, not just any married person can ask (the court) for a divorce unilaterally. His/her spouse has to be (mainly) at fault for having ruined…

Recent Defamation Cases 3

Recently here in South Korea, a professional baseball player and his former girlfriend were both found guilty of defamation by the Suwon District Court. (Defamation is…

Gambling under Korean Law

[Example Situation] Mr. Kim (age 50, Suwonite) invites five of his neighbors come and play poker. Money/betting is involved, but only KRW 500 – 3000 (USD…

Criminal Insult in South Korea

[Example Situation] Denise and Patty attend the same church here in Korea. Denise recently heard (from someone) that Patty has been badmouthing her behind her back.…

Curls and carrots

Healthy Food, Family and Food for Thought

My Krypto Law

Cryptocurrency and the Law

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