When farmers run into relationship difficulties settling financial matters can be particularly complex and can be distinguished from the more typical cases (family home/savings accounts and pensions) in a number of ways.
In dealing with such cases there needs to be an appreciation that farmers are often “capital rich but income poor” and that inherited assets are passed down through generations with an expectation that the assets will be passed down to future generations.
They often involve complex ownership of land and business structures and a divorce can impact on third parties.
You need to have a solicitor who knows their AHA’s from their FBT’s and who appreciates that the farm represents a way of life and is therefore inextricably linked to a farmer’s identity.
Rhona Royle has experience in acting for both farmers and “exiting spouses”.
Feel free to give her a call for an initial chat on 0161 624 6811.