Dividing marital assets?
Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including "Who gets the house". There are generally two alternatives when discussing 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 be wise to get an appraisal of the joint real estate.
Contact us if you require an appraisal dealing with a divorce or other separation of assets.
An appraisal for divorce purposes needs a well-established, professional document that can be supported during a trial. Robert Ensminger Appraisers & Ensminger Auctioneers pledges to give you an exceptional level of service with professional courtesy and the highest quality appraisal. Handling the special challenges of a divorce situation is not a problem for us.
Attorneys in PA and accountants rely on our opinions when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes needing a value opinion. We have a great deal of expertise dealing with all the parties involved and We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We submit appraisal reports for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.
For legal professionals handling a divorce, your case's evidence often necessitates 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 purchased the appraisal. We're comfortable with the procedures and what is elementary to perform a retroactive appraisal that has an effective date and Fair Market Value opinion corresponding to the date of divorce. We work on many divorce appraisals (unfortunately) and we understand that they need to be handled with total professionalism. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing you the utmost discretion.