If you are involved in a divorce, choose Stephanie L. Duffy Appraisal Services to provide a true value of the common residence.Settling a divorce involves many decisions, including who gets the house. There are generally two choices when it comes to the shared residence - 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 commission an appraisal of the residence.
A divorce appraisal needs a well-supported, authoritative report that is defensible in court. When you order an appraisal from Stephanie L. Duffy Appraisal Services, you are assured the best in service with courtesy and the highest quality appraisal. We also know how to provide for the prickly needs of a divorce situation.
Attorneys and accountants in California rely on our appraisals when determining real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes needing a value opinion. We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We create appraisal documents for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.
As a lawyer working with a divorce, your case's research typically requires an appraisal to determine market value for the residential real estate involved. Many times the divorce date differs from the date you purchased the appraisal. We're versed in the techniques and all that it entails to develop a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and Market Value opinion that matches the date of divorce. We handle many 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, guaranteeing you the utmost discretion.