12th April 2021
Can the court force a sale of a farm in divorce proceedings even if there are other family members/ employees involved? Hannah Jenkins, a solicitor in Thrings’ Family team explains the process.
Divorce has become part of everyday life for many, with 42% of marriages currently ending this way.
And farming families are just as susceptible to divorce as anyone else.
Can the courts force a sale of a farm in divorce proceedings, even if there are other family members or employees involved?
Writing for Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic, Hannah Jenkins, a solicitor in Thrings’ Family team, reviews the courts’ approach to splitting matrimonial assets, and discusses partnership agreements, trusts, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in the context of protecting assets as a consequence of a divorce.