Splitting up marital assets?
Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including "Who gets the house". There are generally two choices regarding 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 get an appraisal of the residence.
Contact us Dana O'Hara Smith can assist if you need an appraisal for the purposes of a divorce or other division of assets.
A divorce appraisal should include a well-established, professional document that can be supported during a trial. When you order an appraisal from Dana O'Hara Smith, you are assured the best in service with professional courtesy and well-supported conclusions. Taking into account the particular conditions of a divorce situation is not a problem for us.
Attorneys in FL and accountants rely on our appraisals when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes depending on a value opinion. We have a lot of expertise working with everyone involved and We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We submit appraisal reports for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.
For attorneys working with a divorce, your case's evidence often needs an appraisal to determine fair market value for the residential real estate involved. A great deal of the time the divorce date may not be the same as the date you purchased the appraisal. We are familiar with the methods and what is vital to develop a retroactive appraisal that has an effective date and Fair Market Value opinion that matches the date of divorce. For each divorce appraisal we are hired to do we remain mindful of the fact that they need to be handled with the utmost care. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) dictates confidentiality, ensuring the utmost discretion.