Dividing assets?Settling a divorce involves many decisions, including who gets the house. There are generally two choices when it comes to the house - it can be sold and the proceeds split, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties should get an appraisal of the residence.
When the purpose of an appraisal is the division of assets, it needs a well-supported, authoritative value conclusion that can be supported to a judge. Appraisals by Stephen M Scanlan guarantees the very best in service with courtesy and the highest quality appraisal. We also know how to handle the prickly needs of a divorce situation.
Attorneys and accountants in New Hampshire depend on our appraisals when calculating what real property is worth for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value opinion. We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We create appraisal documents that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
As a legal professional representing a client in a divorce, your case's material facts customarily require 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 requested the appraisal. We're comfortable with the procedures and all that it means to complete a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and Market Value conclusion matching the date of divorce. We handle a reasonable number of divorce appraisals (unfortunately) and we understand that they need to be handled delicately. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which dictates confidentiality, ensuring the utmost discretion.