Splitting up assets?
Divorce settlements involve many decisions, including "Who gets the house". There are generally two choices when discussing the shared residence - it can be sold and the proceeds divided, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties should order an appraisal of the residence.
Contact us if your needs include an appraisal for the purposes of a divorce or other division of assets.
An appraisal for divorce purposes requires a well-established, professional document that can be supported to a judge. Dana O'Hara Smith guarantees the very best in service with courtesy and top notch analysis. Working through the particular conditions of a divorce situation is familiar territory for us.
Attorneys in FL as well as accountants rely on our values when determining real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is crucial. We have a great deal of expertise dealing with all the parties involved and We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We submit appraisal documents that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
As an attorney working with a divorce, your case's material facts regularly necessitates an appraisal to establish fair market value for the residential real estate involved. A lot of the time the divorce date can be different from the date you purchased the appraisal. We're comfortable with the methods and the effort mandatory to do a retroactive appraisal that has an effective date and Fair Market Value opinion that matches the date of divorce. We perform many divorce appraisals (unfortunately) and we understand that they require prudence with the utmost care. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which compels us to keep the highest degree of confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion.