Farmers increasingly creating pre-nuptial agreements as land values rise

by Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The dramatic jump in the price of farmland is compelling increasing numbers of farmers to sign pre- and post-nuptial agreements to protect their wealth from enlarged divorce payouts to their spouses, lawyers have reported. Although family heirlooms are not normally considered matrimonial assets, lawyers say that farming divorces are often complicated by the fact that the ...