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The important message is that facing into family law proceedings without the input of an agricultural expert would be very unwise

The important message is that facing into family law proceedings without the input of an agricultural expert would be very unwise

The important message is that facing into family law proceedings without the input of an agricultural expert would be very unwise

Two weeks ago I wrote about the issues the main asset-owning spouse should consider when faced with a family law case. In my experience over the past 30 years, in virtually all such cases, one side wanted to part with as little as possible while the other side wanted to extract as much as possible.

That explains why mediation rarely works. That said, many family law disputes are settled out of court, but often on the steps of the court after considerable legal costs have been incurred. Professional mediation could offer a far less costly and equally effective resolution.

The legislation governing judicial separation and divorce requires a fair and equitable division of assets. While there may be circumstances that will result in an equal split, this is seldom the case and typically the non-asset-owning spouse will end up with less than 50pc of the pot.


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