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On divorce, the courts are able to transfer or sell land, distribute business assets or transfer shares between the couple involved.

It would be rare for a court to order the sale of an entire farm. However, during a farming divorce the courts have to ascertain the value of the assets and ensure that the departing spouse has received a fair outcome. In practice, this means trying to find a way to buy the departing spouse out of the farm.

Inherited farms are usually treated differently and in some circumstances, can be “ring-fenced” from other marital assets.

However, if financial needs mean that an inherited asset or land has to be used to provide the departing spouse with a fair settlement, the court still has the power to order land and property sales, transfers or part-sales.

For example, a spouse may need a home for himself/herself and the children and there may not be enough in the marital pot to fund the same, resulting in inherited assets being sold or transferred.

There may be some circumstances where the farm is owned by other family members. The court will tread very carefully in cases such as this, so as to not affect the livelihoods of the extended family.

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At Myerson, we have a specialist agriculture, corporate and commercial solicitors who we are able to work closely with when advising you on the impact of divorce on a farm.

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