Splitting up assets?
Settling a divorce involves many decisions, including "Who gets the house". There are generally two alternatives when it comes to common real estate - it can be sold and the proceeds divvied up, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties would find it in their best interest to order an appraisal of the residence.
Contact us if you require an appraisal dealing with a divorce or other division of assets.
When the purpose of an appraisal is the division of assets, it requires a well-established, authoritative value conclusion that is defensible in court. Crest Appraisal Services pledges to give you the very best in service with professional courtesy and top notch analysis. We understand how to care for the prickly needs of a divorce situation.
Attorneys in WA as well as accountants depend on our opinions when ascertaining real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value opinion. We have an abundance of expertise working with everyone involved and are standing by to assist your needs. We provide appraisal reports for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.
As an attorney handling a divorce, your case's evidence often needs an appraisal to ascertain 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 versed in the processes and all that it means to do a retroactive appraisal that has an effective date and Fair Market Value conclusion that matches the date of divorce. We handle lots of divorce appraisals (unfortunately) and we understand that they require prudence delicately. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which compels us to keep the highest degree of confidentiality, ensuring the utmost discretion.