Splitting up marital assets?
Divorce settlements involve many decisions, including "Who gets the house". There are generally two choices when it comes to the shared residence - it can be put up for sale and the proceeds split, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties would find it in their best interest to get an appraisal of the joint real estate.
Contact us if you require an appraisal for the purposes of a divorce or other division of assets.
An appraisal for divorce purposes requires a well-supported, authoritative report that is defensible during a trial. When you order an appraisal from Bowers Real Estate & Appraisal Services, you are assured the best in service with courtesy and top notch analysis. Through experience and education, we've learned how to provide for the sensitive needs of a divorce situation.
CA attorneys as well as accountants rely on our appraisals when determining real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is in question. We have a great deal of expertise working with everyone involved and can readily handle your needs. We provide appraisal reports for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.
As a legal professional representing a client in a divorce, your case's research often needs an appraisal to establish fair market value for the residential real estate involved. A great deal of the time the divorce date can be different from the date you ordered the appraisal. We're comfortable with the techniques and what's fundamental to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of divorce. We perform a reasonable number of divorce appraisals (unfortunately) and we understand that they require prudence with total professionalism. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which dictates confidentiality, ensuring the utmost discretion.