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Should farmers have prenups to protect their assets?

Prenuptial agreements are legal in Ireland but not enforceable. Polls in recent years suggest the...

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12.49 17 Sep 2019


Should farmers have prenups to protect their assets?


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12.49 17 Sep 2019


Prenuptial agreements are legal in Ireland but not enforceable.

Polls in recent years suggest the majority of farmers would like to see beefed-up laws, giving more legal weight to pre-marital contracts.

A worst-case-scenario could see a family farm, built up over generations, sold as part of a divorce settlement.

But is there any need for them if we have sufficient property laws and succession entitlements?

Newstalk reporter, Aideen Finnegan, speaks to family law solicitor Deirdre Burke.

We also hear from two farm-holders who are passing their land onto the next generation;

Dairy farmer ICMSA Deputy President, Lorcan McCabe, and Meath ICA Federation President, Geraldine McNally.


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Aideen Finnegan Bailieborough Co. Carlow. Deirdre Burke Co. Cavan Dairy Farmer Family Law Solicitor Farmers Farming Fenagh Ireland Irish Radio Land Lorcan McCabe Newstalk Ploughing Ploughing Championships 2019 Prenups Prenuptial Agreements Radio Wicklow

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