All you need to know about divorce and the family farm…
The importance of expert legal advice for divorce involving a family farm cannot be overstated. Divorce is a challenging and emotional time for families, especially when it involves a family farm, a valuable and often multi-generational asset. Expert legal advice from experienced lawyers can make all the difference. At Denney King, our family team led by Mercedes King-Jones, is ready to help clients achieve the best possible outcome with honest, practical and jargon free advice.
Supporting Your Family
Our family lawyers, Mercedes, Holly and Ellie, approach divorce with sensitivity and empathy, while also providing clients with the legal expertise they need to navigate the complexities of dealing with a family farm. They can help to negotiate a settlement that takes into account the unique needs of the parties and the farm, in a way that encourages a problem solving approach and reduces adversarial conflict.
Protecting Your Farm
Our experienced lawyers at Denney King understand the importance of protecting generational and inherited assets such as a family farm, during a divorce. We work with clients and their trusted advisors to ensure that the farm is valued accurately and that any settlement minimises any negative impact on the farm’s value and viability.
Our Practical Approach
At Denney King, we work closely with our Agriculture, Farming and Estates team headed by Sarah Denney-Richards. The team have the specialist knowledge and experience necessary to help clients deal with their family farm in a divorce in the most realistic, commercial and practical way possible. We take an holistic approach to each case and our agricultural property lawyers can provide advice throughout the process and offer seamless support to implement the terms of any settlement or Court Order.
Looking to the Future
If a family farm is to be passed down from one generation to the next, estate planning and succession must be properly considered during and after the divorce process. Becci Mainwaring, Senior Associate at Denney King can advise on business structures, wills, trusts, LPAs and estate planning so that these important considerations are taken into account and that the future of the farm is protected.
When dealing with a divorce involving a family farm, it’s important to have expert legal advice from the outset. Understanding your legal position will enable you to make informed decisions. Please feel free to contact Mercedes or Holly for an initial chat if you would like to discuss your options.