Dividing marital assets?Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including who gets the house. There are generally two choices regarding the shared residence - it can be put up for sale and the proceeds divided, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties should get an appraisal of the residence.
An appraisal for divorce purposes needs a well-established, authoritative appraisal document that can be supported in court. When you order an appraisal from Gold Star Appraisals, you are assured the best in service with professional courtesy and well-supported conclusions. We also know how to handle the delicate needs of a divorce situation.
Attorneys as well as accountants in Washington depend on our values when ascertaining real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is relevant. We understand their needs and are accustomed to dealing with all parties involved. We provide appraisal documents that fulfill the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
As an attorney handling a divorce, your case's evidence frequently requires an appraisal to establish 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 are familiar with the procedures and all that it takes to complete a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and Market Value estimate matching the date of divorce. For each divorce appraisal we are hired to do, we keep in mind that they need to be handled with the utmost care. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which compels us to keep the highest degree of confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion.
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