'Cowshed Cinderella' - wins £1.3million from her parents

silverfox

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Location
Shropshire
you don't have to own it for it to be home and you don't have to own it to have invested in it
This is true . The farmhouse we live in isn’t ours, but we’ve invested a lot in it to make it our home for the past 26years. ( tenants improvements)The children were born and brought up here.
On the flip side, we own another house that we’ve never lived in . An investment , not our home.
 
So Fred inherits the farm tells his sibling to fudge off maybe £10,000 each. The farm is worth 5 million quid.

He then gets planning and sells a small area 20 acre for 20 million.

Sibling all in rented houses asks if they can have a few quid. Fred tells them to fudge off.

Freds wife divorces him & gets a toy boy & gets 25% of the money.

Is that what Fred's parents wanted?
 

multi power

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Location
pembrokeshire
So Fred inherits the farm tells his sibling to fudge off maybe £10,000 each. The farm is worth 5 million quid.

He then gets planning and sells a small area 20 acre for 20 million.

Sibling all in rented houses asks if they can have a few quid. Fred tells them to fudge off.

Freds wife divorces him & gets a toy boy & gets 25% of the money.

Is that what Fred's parents wanted?
But Fred's farm is only worth £800,000 and a quarter of that is the concrete and sheds he has invested in over the 20 years
 

essexpete

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Location
Essex
There are ways around the conundrum but it would rely on all parties talking well in advance of key points in passing on assets and for all to remain on talking terms. It is a very difficult area and many businesses will not stand sharing or dividing of assets. No reason why future major uplifts cannot be shared out with the wider family. Most probably not in that situation.
 
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Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
So Fred inherits the farm tells his sibling to fudge off maybe £10,000 each. The farm is worth 5 million quid.

He then gets planning and sells a small area 20 acre for 20 million.

Sibling all in rented houses asks if they can have a few quid. Fred tells them to fudge off.

Freds wife divorces him & gets a toy boy & gets 25% of the money.

Is that what Fred's parents wanted?
which Fred is this ? I think we are talking about different Freds
 

kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
I thought someone on here made him up can't remember who now
that is just the point I was trying to get across every situation is different and broad brush statements on TFF looking in from the outside are useless in fact worse than that
I thought 'Fred' was made up too.
The character I was referring to in my post is an actual farmer though. As you say all situations are different.
 

bovrill

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Mixed Farmer
Location
East Essexshire
Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent, experienced solicitor for these kind of cases?
I'm afraid I've been pushed too far, and having spent fifteen years thinking I was paying off my mother's debts on my farm after things were split up between the my siblings, I've had a year now of effectively being kicked off the farm, as things were not put in place as I was told they were.

I know I've been very naive, but all I want to do is farm the farm, and the last two days have not been good. They know which buttons to push, and they're pushing hard.
I think I need to talk calmly, formally, and legally to someone about where to go from here.
 

7610 super q

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Arable Farmer
Location
Crapweathershire
Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent, experienced solicitor for these kind of cases?
I'm afraid I've been pushed too far, and having spent fifteen years thinking I was paying off my mother's debts on my farm after things were split up between the my siblings, I've had a year now of effectively being kicked off the farm, as things were not put in place as I was told they were.

I know I've been very naive, but all I want to do is farm the farm, and the last two days have not been good. They know which buttons to push, and they're pushing hard.
I think I need to talk calmly, formally, and legally to someone about where to go from here.
Probably too far away from you, but heard good things about these people.

 

caveman

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Location
East Sussex.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent, experienced solicitor for these kind of cases?
I'm afraid I've been pushed too far, and having spent fifteen years thinking I was paying off my mother's debts on my farm after things were split up between the my siblings, I've had a year now of effectively being kicked off the farm, as things were not put in place as I was told they were.

I know I've been very naive, but all I want to do is farm the farm, and the last two days have not been good. They know which buttons to push, and they're pushing hard.
I think I need to talk calmly, formally, and legally to someone about where to go from here.
Tip.
If you have any, quietly put your guns in storage, before the accusations start.
 

bovrill

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East Essexshire
Tip.
If you have any, quietly put your guns in storage, before the accusations start.
Thanks, but I've spent enough years having to live in a caravan round the back of the buildings after my mother laid claim to the house I built, to have given up my licence a long time ago.
 
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debe

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Location
Wilts
Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent, experienced solicitor for these kind of cases?
I'm afraid I've been pushed too far, and having spent fifteen years thinking I was paying off my mother's debts on my farm after things were split up between the my siblings, I've had a year now of effectively being kicked off the farm, as things were not put in place as I was told they were.

I know I've been very naive, but all I want to do is farm the farm, and the last two days have not been good. They know which buttons to push, and they're pushing hard.
I think I need to talk calmly, formally, and legally to someone about where to go from here.
Instruct a barrister worth their salt
 

bovrill

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East Essexshire
Instruct a barrister worth their salt
The trouble with that is that you start talking big money. And while I've been squirreling away a bit for the last year or so, knowing that eventually things would come to this, everything I've had before has gone straight into the farm.
I'm definitely on a kindly solicitor budget, not a barrister!
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
The trouble with that is that you start talking big money. And while I've been squirreling away a bit for the last year or so, knowing that eventually things would come to this, everything I've had before has gone straight into the farm.
I'm definitely on a kindly solicitor budget, not a barrister!
I fully understand where you are coming from but your solicitor however good is never going to beat their barrister.
Of course start off with a solicitor but you will need a barrister too.
Best of luck.
 

PB1507

Member
Location
Lincs
Try contacting the rural stress network or whatever it is called in your area. There will be people able to point you in the right direction. family legal battles are very common.
Good luck
 

bumkin

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
pembrokeshire
Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent, experienced solicitor for these kind of cases?
I'm afraid I've been pushed too far, and having spent fifteen years thinking I was paying off my mother's debts on my farm after things were split up between the my siblings, I've had a year now of effectively being kicked off the farm, as things were not put in place as I was told they were.

I know I've been very naive, but all I want to do is farm the farm, and the last two days have not been good. They know which buttons to push, and they're pushing hard.
I think I need to talk calmly, formally, and legally to someone about where to go from here.
you have my sympathy these family things are a pita I know I have the t-shirt, i can only wish you the best of luck
 

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