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Farm Divorces

These practice area statements are provided by the attorneys from Murphy & Dunn and represent their thoughts on practicing law over the past 36 years in family law. They are not legal advice. They are a general overview of the law, with specific statutes cited for your review, and opinions on how they generally apply in divorce cases in Illinois. Each and every case is different.

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Farm divorces are some of the most complicated cases we undertake at Murphy & Dunn, P.C. due to the complex nature of farming operations, the tax consequences, the nature of the business wherein there is constant money in and money out due to the nature of farming, planting and harvesting, and due to the fact that it is next to impossible to properly determine a value of the marital estate on any given day.

A divorce is essentially a “fake liquidation” of your marital business known as a marriage. With a farm, there is no easy way to have a fake liquidation. That is why you need the best divorce attorney you can find with vast experience in farm dissolution cases, such as the attorneys at Murphy & Dunn, P.C. Partners G. Edward Murphy and Jeffrey M. Dunn and their teams have done a large number of farm divorces, and have been hugely successful in doing so.

Let us help you move towards a favorable resolution today.


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