As one of the South West’s leading divorce law experts, we have exactly the right experience and knowledge to guide you through a farming divorce and help you take control from your very first contact with us. All family breakdowns are upsetting but for farming families there can be an extra level of complexity.
Our experienced and approachable divorce lawyers have experience in acting in farming divorces. They will make sure that you fully understand your options and help you find the right way forward for you and your family. We believe in reaching an agreement outside of the court as far as possible, saving time and money and helping avoid unnecessary animosity with your former partner.
It is important that your lawyer understands the features of the farm, the business structure and any involvement of the other family members. Often we will meet with our clients on their farm to understand the situation on the ground.
We will help recognise issues which effect farming divorces such as:
- low liquidity
- the implications of a sale
- wider family ownership
- trust arrangements
- inheritance and succession planning
- complex valuation of the business
- matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets.
The right result for you, your family and the farm However complicated your individual situation, our expertise in family law will enable us to achieve the right result for you and your family, including arrangements for children. We will work with you to achieve a fair and practical financial settlement for your individual situation.
We will consider alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration. For example, with mediation a neutral party will work with the couple to achieve a solution that is acceptable to both of them. And for those deciding to use arbitration, there’s the possibility of choosing an arbitrator with experience in farming cases, who can adjudicate and make an award.
Whether you are getting divorced, separating or ending a civil partnership, you can trust our financial and divorce law specialists to help you move on to a positive future in a constructive and sensitive way.