We can assist with your family farm needs.
Your family has built something great. Make sure it’s protected, in line with regulations, and secure for the future with an agriculture attorney in Kentland, Indiana.
Here’s what you can expect from our agricultural law services.
We always start with a phone consultation, where you and an attorney will discuss your farm’s legal needs and your options. We’ll provide recommendations for succession planning, then set up an appointment to meet in person and develop a plan of action.
Here’s what our agricultural business clients are asking.
The first and most important step is devising a will. Liquidating your goods and distributing them is not as complex as passing on your farming operation intact.
You should strive to resolve as many practical issues as possible during the estate planning process: which siblings will stay on the farm, distribution of work, ownership and profit, and any other questions which could cause conflict during the probate process.
The process may be simpler if you have incorporated your farm, and ownership of the corporation can be transferred. The importance and complexity of this issue means that you should consult a lawyer with experience in agricultural estates.
Your farming operation may benefit from being in trust. However, there are several possibilities available to serve a farming operation’s needs.
From trusts to different business entities, you have options that can be tailored to your farm's specific needs and your long-term plans for the operation.
That depends on a few factors. You can also be held liable for events or activities on your land which harm other landowners.
Your jurisdiction may or may not hold that you have a general duty of care to protect anyone on your land. If your jurisdiction’s liability laws depend on the classification of visitors, your liability depends on whether the person was invited, and whether you received economic benefit from their presence.