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Minimising the impact of divorce on a farming business – Stay on the right side of the law

2nd 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.

It is unlawful to view and take your spouse’s private documents. It is also unlawful to access information via their computer, iPad, tablet, or mobile phones. Where you have had shared usage in the past, consider restricting access by changing passwords and setting up your own email account.

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.