Divorce settlements involve many decisions, including "Who gets the house". There are generally two alternatives when it comes to real estate - it can be put on the market and the proceeds split, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties would be wise to get an appraisal of the residence.
Contact us if your needs include an appraisal dealing with a divorce or other allocation of assets.
When the intended use of an appraisal is a divorce settlement, it should include a well-established, expert document that can be supported in court. Joseph Mier & Associates pledges to give you the very best in service with courtesy and well-supported conclusions. We understand how to provide for the delicate needs of a divorce situation.
Attorneys in LA and accountants depend on our analysis when ascertaining real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is important. We have a great deal of expertise working with everyone involved and are ready to assist with your needs. We submit appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
As a lawyer dealing with a divorce, your case's material facts often requires an appraisal to establish fair market value for the residential real estate involved. Many times the divorce date may not be the same as the date you requested the appraisal. We are familiar with the techniques and what it takes to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value opinion matching the date of divorce. We perform lots of divorce appraisals (unfortunately) and we understand that they require prudence delicately. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compels us to keep the highest degree of confidentiality, ensuring the utmost discretion.