Divorce Appraisals in the state of California by Associate Appraisers of America
Leland Hill has earned and holds the CRS-D designation (Collaborative Real Estate Specialist in Divorce). Currently, Mr. Hill is the only appraiser in Southern California that holds this designation which requires specialized classroom training for divorce proceedings.
Divorce settlements involve many decisions, including who gets the house. There are generally two choices when discussing the shared residence - it can be put on the market 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 order an appraisal of the residence.
When the intended use of an appraisal is the division of assets, it must have a well-supported, expert report that can be supported to a judge. When you order an appraisal from Associate Appraisers of America, you are assured the best in service with courtesy and the highest quality appraisal. Working through the sensitive conditions of a divorce situation is somewhat matter-of-fact for us.
California attorneys as well as accountants depend on our appraisals when ascertaining what real estate is worth for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is material. We have a great deal of expertise working with everyone involved and are standing by to assist your needs. We provide appraisal documents that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
For attorneys working with a divorce, your case's research typically needs an appraisal to determine market value for the residential real estate involved. Many times the divorce date differs from the date you ordered the appraisal. We're comfortable with the procedures and what's needed to complete a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and Market Value conclusion corresponding to the date of divorce. For each divorce appraisal we handle, we understand that they need to be handled with total professionalism. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which binds us with confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion.