Working on a divorce? Ballew & Company has the specific competence you're looking for.Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including who gets the house. There are generally two options regarding the house - 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.
An appraisal for divorce purposes must have a well-established, authoritative report that will hold up in court. Ballew & Company guarantees an exceptional level of service with courtesy and top notch analysis. We also know how to handle the sensitive needs of a divorce situation.
Attorneys as well as accountants in California rely on our opinions when determining what real estate is worth for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is material. We understand their needs and are accustomed to dealing with all parties involved. We assemble appraisal documents that fulfill the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
As a lawyer working with a divorce, your case's material facts customarily require an appraisal to determine market value for the residential real estate involved. A lot of the time the divorce date may not be the same as the date you requested the appraisal. We're comfortable with the methods and what is essential to perform a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and Market Value estimate that matches the date of divorce. We perform a reasonable number of divorce appraisals , and we understand that they need to be handled with the utmost care. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which means the highest amount of confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion.