‘A Practical Guide to Divorce and Farming’ by Rebecca Christie
Publication due: January 2022
This book is a guide for family law practitioners who deal with financial remedies on divorce and a farming business is involved. It confronts the legal and practical problems encountered in a farming divorce and sets out why the court’s approach to such cases is different. In particular, why there is often a departure from equality due to third party interests in a farming business or the often non-matrimonial nature of agricultural assets meaning that they cannot be sold if future generations are to continue to farm.
The book also highlights the key issues that arise in farming divorce cases, touching on partnership, company, and trust law, and provides some practical tips for lawyers who are instructed on a farming case.
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