Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including "Who gets the house?" Typically there are two options regarding the house - it can be sold and the proceeds divided, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties should order an appraisal of the residence. InterIsland Appraisal's reputation for objectivity, fairness and impartiality is such that we are often hired by both counsels. Divorce appraisals require a well-supported, professional appraisal that is defensible in court. Expert witness testimony is an integral part of our appraisal practice.
We recognize that divorce is a highly stressful event, in which most of us are rarely at our best. You can be assured that we will handle the process with understanding, compassion, and strict confidentiality, while maintaining our impartial objectivity.
Often the divorce date differs from the date you order the appraisal. We are well versed in the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and Opinion of Market Value matching the date of divorce. As in all cases, the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the highest level of circumspection and discretion.
As always, client references are available upon request.