Marital Dissolutions

An attorney representing a spouse in a divorce proceeding requests an appraisal for a marital dissolution as of current date or the date the lawsuit was filed. The property interest appraised is the 100% fee simple interest even through the spouses might hold the title in joint tenancy.

The intended user is the attorney representing the spouse, because the appraisal/consulting work is completed to preserve confidentiality within the attorney work product privilege. Expert witness testimony might be required if the opposing counsel representing the other spouse contests the valuation. Vestor Realty Consultants would recommend a summary appraisal report.  However, the attorney requests that a work file be prepared for record-keeping purposes before any oral or written communication for such purposes. The content of the work file might be provided as a restricted appraisal report with backup documentation retained in raw form.