It’s Planning Season

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For each season, there is planning that you must do on the farm. In order to be successful, this planning must be done thoughtfully and in advance. Your life is no different. To properly plan for the next season in your life and the lives of your family, a well-executed estate plan is a must. Below are a few documents …

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Three Estate Planning Mistakes Farmers and Ranchers Make and How to Avoid Them

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Farming or ranching is more than a means of livelihood – it is about preserving a legacy and unique way of life.  Unfortunately, many farmers and ranchers fail to make an estate plan.  The farm or ranch that has been passed down for generations then ends up being sold and converted into non-agricultural use, cutting the legacy short and ending …

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Considerations for Forming a Limited Liability Company for Real Estate

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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) …

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Cari Rincker Featured in the “Women of the ASA” Series in the Register

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I’m very proud of my Simmental roots and incredibly honored to have been featured in the October issue of the Register by the American Simmental Association.  You can find the article on Page 20 of this issue.  It highlights my activities with the American Junior Simmental Association, which played a significant role to my path to success, and what lead …

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Episode 27 of Ag Law Today: Community Supported Agriculture

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I’m talking Community Supported Agriculture (“CSA’s) in this week’s episode of Ag Law Today featuring Jesse Haskins, a fellow agriculture lawyer in Florida.  Please check it out and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or YouTube so you don’t miss a beat!

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NALC Fact Sheet: Animal Law Issues in Farm and Ranch Divorces

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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.

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NALC Fact Sheet: Farm Succession and Estate Planning Concerns in a Divorce

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Oftentimes folks who are getting a divorce, do not think about estate planning concerns but this is an especially important issue for multi-generational farm and ranch families,  Read my fact sheet with the National Agriculture Law Center on this very topic here.  All of the family law issues in agriculture Fact Sheets can be found here.

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Family Law Issues in Agriculture: Child Support

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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 …

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Family Law Issues in Agriculture: Spousal Maintenance

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Spousal maintenance in some states is formulaic, while others rely on case law. In either scenario, there needs to be a determination of income (not assets). For most involved in farming and ranching or other kinds of agri-business, determining income is anything but straightforward. Typically, a spouse is required to pay for his/her health insurance after the divorce, but if …

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Family Law Issues in Agriculture: Prenuptial Agreements

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Prenuptial agreements are oftentimes viewed as taboo; instead, farmers, ranchers, agribusiness owners, and food entrepreneurs should view prenuptial agreements like an insurance policy for a marriage. Nobody gets on an airplane thinking that it is going to crash, but you still go over the safety instructions. A prenuptial agreement simply notes the safety instructions in case the marriage terminates for …

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Ask Cari: Do I Need to Form a DBA?

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If you are interested in asking Cari a question to be promoted on her YouTube channel or on her podcast, Ag Law Today, please email Cari Rincker at cari@rinckerlaw.com with Ask Cari in the subject line.  Your identity will remain anonymous.  Cari’s answers are for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice.

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Why I Heart Agritourism

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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 …

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