Daniel Eames at Clarke Willmott, Taunton, is a family lawyer trained in collaborative law. He says it allows the farming partnership to continue to operate while looking at creative solutions and it can involve the trusted accountant and land agent – without them being caught in the cross fire.
It may also allow them to keep working with both spouses, and their wider families, once a divorce settlement is achieved.
Ordinarily, he points out, divorce could mean farms that have been in families for generations may have to be split up and sold, or heavily mortgaged to the point where the remaining farm operation is crippled.
For more information please contact Daniel Eames.