Splitting up marital assets?Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including who gets the house. There are generally two options when it comes to the shared residence - it can be put up for sale and the proceeds divvied up, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties should order an appraisal of the residence.
When the intended use of an appraisal is a divorce settlement, it should include a well-established, expert value conclusion that will hold up to a judge. When you order an appraisal from August Schultz & Associates Inc., you are assured the best in service with courtesy and top notch analysis. We also know how to care for the prickly needs of a divorce situation.
Attorneys as well as accountants in Louisiana depend on our opinions when calculating what real property is worth for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is crucial. We have an abundance of expertise working with everyone involved and can readily handle your needs. We create 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 determine market value for the residential real estate involved. Many times the divorce date may not be the same as the date you ordered the appraisal. We're versed in the techniques and requirements requisite to develop a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and Market Value opinion matching the date of divorce. We perform a reasonable number of divorce appraisals (unfortunately) and we understand that they need to be handled delicately. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) means the highest amount of confidentiality, ensuring the utmost discretion.