Divorce Appraisals

Settling a divorce with less stress...

A divorce is most often a stressful process complicated by the difficult decision of who gets the marital home or other properties.  Many couples today have an interest in a marital home plus a vacation home or even commercial properties.  Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from O'Neil Appraisal, LLC so that both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their real estate holdings. 

Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions.  There are generally two options regarding marital property, - it can be sold and the proceeds divided, or one party can "buy out" the other.  In either case, one or both parties should order an appraisal of the property in question.  The parties will then have a better idea of what price to set if they want to sell their property, and if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Attorneys and Accountants rely on our values when calculating real property values for divorces or other disputes requiring a value being placed on real property. We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We provide appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies. We further have the expert witness experience if testifying becomes necessary for a deposition, trial or other court proceeding.

An attorney handling a divorce oftentimes requests an appraisal to establish fair market value for the real estate involved. Often the divorce date differs from the date the attorney or client orders the appraisal. We are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of divorce. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.

At O'Neil Appraisal, LLC we know how to handle the sensitive needs of a divorce situation. We are dedicated to providing you with a well supported, professional appraisal that is defensible in court. When you order an appraisal from us, rest assured that you will get the best in professional service, courtesy, and the highest quality appraisal possible.