Splitting up marital assets?
Divorce settlements involve many decisions, including "Who gets the house". There are generally two alternatives when it comes to real estate - it can be put up for sale and the proceeds split, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties would find it in their best interest to get an appraisal of the common real estate.
Contact us if you require an appraisal dealing with a divorce or other separation of assets.
An appraisal for divorce purposes should include a well-established, professional document that is defensible during a trial. Tierney Appraisals pledges to give you an exceptional level of service with courtesy and top notch analysis. Taking into account the special needs of a divorce situation is common territory for us.
MA attorneys as well as accountants depend on our analysis when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring 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 provide appraisal documents for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.
As a lawyer working with a divorce, your case's evidence often requires an appraisal to establish fair market value for the residential real estate involved. A great deal of the time the divorce date differs from the date you purchased the appraisal. We're versed in the methods and all that it takes to do a retroactive appraisal that has an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate corresponding to the date of divorce. For each divorce appraisal we handle we understand that they require prudence delicately. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which binds us with confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion.