A farm divorce in Illinois can be complex and it is best to consult an experienced farm divorce lawyer who has expertise in handling farm divorces. A farm divorce can involve navigating through a lot of factors such as farm equipment, land, valuation of options as well as any other assets related to the farm business. How is Farm Property …
Episode 39 of Ag Law Today: Farm Divorces
NALC Fact Sheet: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Farm and Ranch Divorces
If you follow me then you know that I loooooove Alternative Dispute Resolution. In fact, I’m a trained mediator myself and I teach mediation as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois School of Law. There is nothing that gives my heart more joy (well, except for puppies and baby goats) when I am able to resolve divorces through …
NALC Fact Sheet: Keeping the Farm Business Intact
Oftentimes in a divorce or separation, people assume that assets need to be divided… but that isn’t *always* the case, especially with farm and ranch divorces. Read my Fact Sheet on Keeping the Farm Business Intact with the National Agriculture Law Center here. You can read all of the fact sheets on family law issues with agriculture here.
NALC Fact Sheet: Community Property Issues with Farm and Ranch Divorces
Read Texas associate attorney Stephanie Bradley Fryer‘s take on community property issues for farm and ranch divorces. Cari and Stephanie teamed up on working on this Fact Sheet with the National Agriculture Law Center on this issue. You can read all the Fact Sheets on family law issues in agriculture here.
Ask Cari: What are Some Considerations for Farm or Ranch Divorces?
Family Law Issues in Agriculture: Child Support
Child support in most states is largely formulaic (i.e., a math equation)– basic support is typically calculated by looking at the income and qualified deductions of each parent. However, for most involved in farming and ranching or other kind of agri-business, finding the numbers for the math equation is anything but straightforward. This figure is also used to help calculate …
Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017
How is Durational Spousal Maintenance Calculated in New York?
Pursuant to a divorce, spousal maintenance may be awarded for life, not at all, or for a fixed period of time. In New York, lifetime maintenance is awarded in extremely rare circumstances. Durational maintenance is awarded to the lesser-monied spouse of a divorce for a defined, fixed term. The purpose of durational maintenance is to enable the lesser-moneyed spouse to …