Dividing assets?Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including who keeps the house. There are generally two choices regarding the house - 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.
An appraisal for the purpose of asset division should include a well-supported, expert report that is defensible to a judge. Mike Retzloff Appraisal Service pledges to give you an exceptional level of service with professional courtesy and the highest quality appraisal. Working through the sensitive conditions of a divorce situation is somewhat matter-of-fact for us.
Attorneys and accountants in California depend on our values when ascertaining what real property is worth for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is material. We understand their needs and are accustomed to dealing with all parties involved. We assemble appraisal documents that fulfill the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
For attorneys representing a client in a divorce, your case's material facts customarily require an appraisal to establish market value for the residential real estate involved. Many times the divorce date can be different from the date you ordered the appraisal. We're comfortable with the processes and all that it takes to perform a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and Market Value conclusion corresponding to the date of divorce. For each divorce appraisal we perform, we remain cognizant 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) compels us to keep the highest degree of confidentiality, ensuring the utmost discretion.