Hear me discuss in this short video why farmers (and those marrying them!) should have a prenuptial agreement.
I Wrote a Children’s Book! Jace Goes to the Farm
This project has nothing to do with law .. but my love for my son, my family’s farm and being a mother. Last April, I became a mother to a beautiful baby boy. During my maternity leave, I wrote a children’s book one morning. It’s a poem about Jace going to my family’s beef cattle farm in Shelbyville, Illinois and …
Considerations for Forming a Limited Liability Company for Real Estate
For individuals who own real estate, it is important to consider the best way to structure your ownership. When you are just starting out as an investor in real estate, you may hold title to the real estate personally, but that may not be the most advantageous method of ownership. Another option is to create a limited liability company (LLC) …
Conversation Starters for Farm and Ranch Estate & Succession Planning Discussions
I was speaking a few nights a go to a crew of cattlemen about how to start the conversation with family members on estate and succession planning. I recommended that if the conversation is particularly challenging to start to consider hiring a mediator (or even a virtual mediator) who understands agriculture to move the conversation along; however, what has worked …
NALC Fact Sheet: Animal Law Issues in Farm and Ranch Divorces
There are a myriad of animal law issues affecting farm and ranch families who are going through a divorce (both with companion animals but also livestock and frozen genetics). Read my Fact Sheet with the National Agriculture Law Center here. Don’t forget to check out all my NALC Fact Sheets on family law issues with agriculture here.
Why I Heart Agritourism
I was recently asked to speak about agri-tourism and it made me sit back and think about the benefits of agritourism into our community. A big part of having an agriculture business is the relationship with the communities. Most people with an agricultural business have a passion for it and want to share this with others. People visiting an agritourism …
Episode 12 of Ag Law Today: Farm Dissolution
Not only do we handle actual divorces here at Rincker Law but we also handle business divorces. Hear me talk farm business dissolutions with Robert Moore on Ag Law Today here. I’m passionate about prenups with marriages and businesses alike. Hear about the dissolution process and some tips on how to make it go easier.
Estate Planning and the Millennial Mindset
Episode #2 of Ag Law Today: Employment Contracts
Wanna Catch-Up on My Old Podcasts?
So the cat is out of the bag – I will be starting a new podcast soon with Purdue University Extension called “Ag Law Today”. In preparation of entering this new podcasting, I have compiled my old appearances on podcasts. You can view it here. Happy listening and stay tuned for more info on Ag Law Today!
AJSA North Central Regional Classic
I will be at the American Junior Simmental Association (“AJSA”) North Central Regional Classic today in Springfield, Illinois. Rincker Law is the business sponsor of the photobooth and I have been working on the opening ceremonies. If you are there, please come by and say hello. If you aren’t, then follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!
Illinois Agriculture Law: Farm Estate and Succession Planning
This presentation will be given to the Illinois Beef Association this Thursday in Galina, Illinois, at its annual meeting. It discusses the differences between estate planning, succession planning and business planning. Then it delves into the Who, What, When, Where, How and How Much. It too discusses how to have those difficult conversations and using mediation in this process. [slideshare …