Agriculture Online - Estate Planning http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning Farm and ranch estate planning news and features. Find information that will help your farm family with business management, legal issues and succession planning. Discover what other farm families are doing to preserve their wealth and provide for an orderly farm transition. en-us Copyright Successful Farming Monday Apr 21 11:04:57 EDT 2014 Agriculture.com http://www.agriculture.com/images/ag-logo-150x30.gif http://www.agriculture.com 150 30 http://www.agriculture.com/rss 30 Protecting Assets Against Divorce http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/protecting-assets-against-divce_345-ar42391 Can their problem be solved? Sunday Mar 16 22:58:49 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/protecting-assets-against-divce_345-ar42391 Preventing family warfare during a business split http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/preventing-family-warfare-during-a_345-ar42273 Can their problem be solved? Wednesday Mar 12 10:38:30 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/preventing-family-warfare-during-a_345-ar42273 Easing ownership transition fears http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/easing-ownership-trsition-fears_344-ar42065 Can their problem be solved? Monday Feb 24 11:20:13 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/easing-ownership-trsition-fears_344-ar42065 A guide to family meetings http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/a-guide-to-family-meetings_345-ar41098 Taking time to talk keeps the running of the farm on track. Monday Jan 13 13:46:52 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/a-guide-to-family-meetings_345-ar41098 Planning meetings essential to partnership http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/plning-meetings-essential-to_345-ar41086 Can a partner convince his workaholic co-owner to respect the need for management and planning? Monday Jan 13 12:41:43 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/plning-meetings-essential-to_345-ar41086 Can succession planning be forced? http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/c-succession-plning-be-fced_344-ar36389 How can a successor with no power or influence force succession planning? Wednesday Dec 18 12:18:46 EST 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/c-succession-plning-be-fced_344-ar36389 How can you bring arguing heirs together? http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/how-c-you-bring-arguing-heirs-toger_344-ar35446 Can their problem be solved? Thursday Nov 14 14:35:54 EST 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/how-c-you-bring-arguing-heirs-toger_344-ar35446 When a major shareholder wants to sell http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/when-a-maj-shareholder-wts-to-sell_343-ar33740 How should a family respond to the demands of a major owner who suddenly wants to sell out? Tuesday Sep 10 13:04:13 EDT 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/when-a-maj-shareholder-wts-to-sell_343-ar33740 7 farm stress causes and cures http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/7-farm-stress-causes-cures_343-sl31657 There are seven fundamental causes of avoidable stress on the family farm: The Seven Deadly Dysfunctions. Tuesday May 21 12:11:02 EDT 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/7-farm-stress-causes-cures_343-sl31657 Is helping young farmers impractical? http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/is-helping-young-farmers-impractical_343-ar30986 Can their problem be solved? Sunday Apr 14 22:56:03 EDT 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/is-helping-young-farmers-impractical_343-ar30986 When farming partners split http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/when-farming-partners-split_345-ar30373 How can years of undefined land transactions be straightened out when partners decide to split? Sunday Mar 10 15:28:01 EDT 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/when-farming-partners-split_345-ar30373 Managing for continuity http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/maging-f-continuity_345-ar29780 Sweet corn diversifies mainstay dairy farm and offers growth opportunities to the next generation. Thursday Feb 14 11:37:53 EST 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/maging-f-continuity_345-ar29780 When none of the kids wants to farm http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/when-none-of-kids-wts-to-farm_344-ar28794 Can their problem be solved? Wednesday Jan 09 15:25:29 EST 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/when-none-of-kids-wts-to-farm_344-ar28794 Excluding a child from the family partnership http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/excluding-a-child-from-family_343-ar27605 Can their problem be solved? Monday Nov 19 13:39:48 EST 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/excluding-a-child-from-family_343-ar27605 Planning for 3 partners, 7 successors http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/plning-f-3-partners-7-successs_344-ar26919 Tuesday Oct 16 11:03:57 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/plning-f-3-partners-7-successs_344-ar26919 Handing over the keys http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/hing-over-keys_345-ar26236 As three dealerships consider the future generation of leadership, their approaches to succession planning will be critical to survival. Thursday Sep 06 10:38:26 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/hing-over-keys_345-ar26236 What's a kid to do? http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/whats-a-kid-to-do_345-ar25542 Moving on from the family farm is often a difficult decision. Wednesday Aug 01 15:53:52 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/whats-a-kid-to-do_345-ar25542 Success strategy report card http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/success-strategy-rept-card_344-ar25026 Monday Jul 02 15:29:31 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/success-strategy-rept-card_344-ar25026 Generating Success: The Continuity Quotient http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/generating-success-continuity-quotient_344-ar25025 Here are seven components of ensuring farm business continuity. Monday Jul 02 15:27:09 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/generating-success-continuity-quotient_344-ar25025 Reinvesting in the future http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/reinvesting-in-future_344-ar23945 The Zimdars family's transition plan is just forming. Thursday May 03 15:20:17 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/reinvesting-in-future_344-ar23945 In the middle of a family feud http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/in-middle-of-a-family-feud_345-ar23263 How can a nonfamily key employee successfully manage three feuding brothers and keep his job? Sunday Apr 01 15:45:08 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/in-middle-of-a-family-feud_345-ar23263 From independence to partnership http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/from-independence-to-partnership_343-ar23000 Can their problem be solved?: How does a family of independent farmers start planning transition and structure a partnership? Friday Mar 16 11:48:15 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/from-independence-to-partnership_343-ar23000 The prodigal son returns http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/prodigal-son-returns_344-ar22671 Can their problem be solved? Monday Mar 05 14:22:13 EST 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/prodigal-son-returns_344-ar22671 Brothers farming together http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/brors-farming-toger_344-ar22666 How do brothers who’ve farmed independently learn to work together on land they’ll inherit? Monday Mar 05 13:57:55 EST 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/brors-farming-toger_344-ar22666 Prenuptial problems http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/prenuptial-problems_343-ar22395 Can their problem be solved? Does Dad’s failure to discuss his prenuptial requirement mean he can’t be trusted as a partner? Monday Feb 20 13:11:09 EST 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/prenuptial-problems_343-ar22395 Grooming the future http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/grooming-future_344-ar21893 The Rynsburgers' focus is producing a wholesome dairy product and passing on values and work ethic. Monday Jan 30 15:41:28 EST 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/grooming-future_344-ar21893 A farm divided http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/a-farm-divided_343-ar21596 How long can an extended, growing family continue to take financial pieces of the farm? Thursday Jan 12 15:25:13 EST 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/a-farm-divided_343-ar21596 Family farm team http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/family-farm-team_344-ar20994 Balanced role strategy advances next generation. Tuesday Dec 06 11:19:00 EST 2011 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/family-succession/family-farm-team_344-ar20994 Prenuptial agreements http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/prenuptial-agreements_343-ar20670 The problem: Can a young man propose marriage and at the same time safely ask for a prenuptial agreement? Monday Nov 14 12:18:58 EST 2011 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/prenuptial-agreements_343-ar20670 Putting the farm business plan first http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/putting-farm-business-pl-first_345-ar20337 Farmers harvest a bumper crop of strategies they can haul home to fine-tune work roles and relationships. Tuesday Nov 01 16:30:10 EDT 2011 http://www.agriculture.com/family/estate-planning/business-planning/putting-farm-business-pl-first_345-ar20337