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Minimising the impact of divorce on a farming business – Be sensible online

9th July 2015

The
impact of divorce on any business can be significant, but in farming a divorce
can have a crippling effect on the future viability of the farm.

In
this series of blogs, Laura Lambert, family law solicitor at
Ansons Solicitors advises on ways to limit the impact of divorce on your
farming business.

Information
you reveal online could be used as evidence against you and affect your
financial settlement, so be careful what you post!

Avoid,
at all costs, making defamatory comments or venting emotions on social
media.  To avoid temptation, you could go
even further and remove yourself from social media accounts until the divorce
is finalised.

As
personal and professional relationships are entwined in the farming community,
you need to be especially careful not to damage your reputation as it could
affect the goodwill of suppliers and business partners.

The
complex structure of farming businesses; including the partnership structure,
the seasonal variations of farming, the timing of state subsidies, specialised
agricultural tenancies and any contracting arrangements in place, requires
specialist knowledge and legal advice.

At
Ansons Solicitors, our agricultural law team has experts in:

  • company
    and commercial law;
  • commercial
    property;
  • tax
    planning and trusts;
  • wills
    and probate;
  • dispute
    resolution;
    and
  • environmental
    and planning.

For
more advice on divorce and financial settlements, contact Laura Lambert in the Cannock office on 01543 431 996 or email llambert@ansonsllp.com or Susan
Davies at the Lichfield office on 01543 267 190 or email sdavies@ansonsllp.com.

This article is for general information
purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should
not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular
circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this
article was published