Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including "Who gets the house". There are generally two options when it comes to real estate - it can be sold and the proceeds divided, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties would be wise to order an appraisal of the residence.
Contact us if your needs include an appraisal for the purposes of a divorce or other separation of assets.
An appraisal for divorce purposes must have a well-established, professional document that is defensible during a trial. When you order an appraisal from Skinner Appraisals, you are assured the best in service with professional courtesy and the highest quality appraisal. Working through the special conditions of a divorce situation is frequent territory for us.
CA attorneys and accountants depend on our opinions when ascertaining what the real property is worth for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is crucial. We have a great deal 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 a lawyer representing a client in a divorce, your case's material facts typically necessitates an appraisal to establish fair market value for the residential real estate involved. Often the divorce date may not be the same as the date you purchased the appraisal. We are familiar with the methods and all that it means to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value opinion matching the date of divorce. We handle lots of divorce appraisals and we understand that they need to be handled with the utmost care. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) means the highest amount of confidentiality, guaranteeing you the utmost discretion.