Dividing assets?Settling a divorce involves many decisions, including who keeps the house. There are generally two options regarding the house - it can be put up for sale and the proceeds divided, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties would find it in their best interest to commission an appraisal of the common real estate.
A divorce appraisal requires a well-supported, authoritative appraisal document that is defensible during a trial. JH Valuations pledges to give you an exceptional level of service with professional courtesy and well-supported conclusions. Working through the special needs of a divorce situation is common territory for us.
Attorneys and accountants in California depend on our values when determining real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is important. We have a lot of expertise dealing with all the parties involved and are ready to assist with your needs. We create appraisal reports for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.
As an attorney working with a divorce, your case's material facts customarily require an appraisal to establish market value for the residential real estate involved. A lot of the time the divorce date can be different from the date you ordered the appraisal. We're comfortable with the techniques and what it entails to perform a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and Market Value estimate matching the date of divorce. For each divorce appraisal we perform, we remain cognizant of the fact that they need to be handled prudently. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion.