Divorce is a painful process in which there are many decisions to be made, including determining what happens to the house. Oftentimes the home is put up for sale, and the profits are split or one party will buy out the other.
In either case, one or both parties should hire the services of a professional real estate appraiser from DeKalb County Home Appraiser to estimate the fair market value of the home. An appraisal for the purpose of asset division should include a well-supported, professional report that’s defensible in court.
Many times the divorce date differs from the inspection date of the appraisal, thus requiring a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and value estimate corresponding to the date of divorce or filing. We’ve completed countless divorce appraisals over the years so we understand exactly what’s involved as well as the need to handle these situations with the utmost care.
We’re bound by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which means you’re assured the highest level of confidentiality, guaranteeing you the utmost discretion. In addition, we provide you with comprehensive appraisal reports that meet or exceed requirements of the courts and other various agencies.
For legal professionals handling a divorce, your case’s material facts customarily require an appraisal to determine market value for the residential real estate involved. Often the divorce date may not be the same as the date you requested the appraisal. We’re experienced with the procedures and what it takes to complete a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and Market Value estimate corresponding to the date of divorce. We work on 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) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing you the utmost discretion.
When you work with the DeKalb County Home Appraiser, you can be assured you’ll get the best in professional service and courtesy. Our team of exceptional appraisers will also respect and protect the privacy of your needs in a divorce situation.