Attorneys

Real Estate Appraisal Services For Attorneys

Goldrich Appraisal is on Your Side

Having worked with some of the most prestigious law firms in LA, nobody has more experience and knowledge to help you with your case. Goldrich Appraisal works extensively with attorneys and law professionals in Los Angeles, offering litigation assistance and consulting. Providing much more than just expert appraisals, and with experience in many types of properties, and many types of cases, we’re a resource you can count on. Goldrich Appraisals is on your side.

Attorneys We Serve

  • Estate Attorneys
  • Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Divorce Attorney
  • Real Estate Attorneys
  • Family Law

Expert Witness Testimony

We are also experienced in litigation support and expert witness services. Clients who have used our expert testimony services include government agencies, tax entities, financial institutions, legal and accounting firms and many other businesses. In many cases, our independent, supportable analysis has allowed clients to settle cases without going to court.

 

An appraiser must remain unbiased in performing an appraisal of a property. But we can consult with you and advise you about the relative strength of an appraisal presented by opposing parties. We can also perform additional research and analysis to support or discredit assumptions or conclusions.

Some examples of issues we have experience with include:

 

  • Valuation of “stigmatized” property
  • Valuation as of a date in the past
  • Valuation for condemnation and eminent domain cases
  • Effect on value of properties with history of flood
  • Estate settlement
  • Effect on value caused by insect infestation
  • Valuation for divorce, partnership, taxation issues etc.

 

With our experience and proven track record we are ready to take on any type of appraisal assignment and our appraisal values stand up under the most severe scrutiny.

Date of death valuations

Estate tax liability. Disposition of assets under a will or in probate. There are many situations — none of them lacking stress and complexity — where you might need an appraisal of property that states an opinion of what the property was worth on a date some time ago, rather than when the appraisal is ordered. For estate tax purposes or disposition of the assets of a decedent, a “date of death” valuation is often required. (Sometimes, the executor of the estate may choose to have the date be six months after the date of death — but the same principles apply.)

 

Attorneys, accountants, executors and others rely on Goldrich Real Estate Servicesfor “date of death” valuations because such appraisals require special expertise and training. They require a firm that’s been in the area for some time and can effectively research comparable contemporaneous sales.

 

Real property isn’t like publicly traded stock or other items which don’t fluctuate in value very much or for which historical public data is available. You need a professional real estate appraiser, bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism, and you need the kind of quality report and work product taxing authorities and courts need and expect.

 

Please browse our website to learn more about our qualifications, expertise and services offered.

Dividing Marital Assets?

Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including who keeps the house. There are generally two alternatives when it comes to real estate – it can be put on the market and the proceeds divvied up, or one party can “buy out” the other. In either case, one or both parties would be wise to get an appraisal of the residence.

 

An appraisal for divorce purposes must have a well-supported, expert report that is defensible in court. When you order an appraisal from Goldrich Real Estate Services, you are assured the best in service with professional courtesy and top notch analysis. Through experience and education, we’ve learned how to provide for the delicate needs of a divorce situation.

 

Goldrich Real Estate Services is at your service whenever you need an appraisal related to a divorce or other division of assets.

 

As an attorney handling a divorce, your case’s evidence regularly necessitates an appraisal to establish market value for the residential real estate involved. A lot of the time the divorce date can be different from the date you purchased the appraisal. We are familiar with the methods and what it means to perform a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and Market Value opinion that matches the date of divorce. We work on lots of divorce appraisals (unfortunately) and we understand that they need to be handled with total professionalism. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) means the highest amount of confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion.California attorneys as well as accountants depend on our values when ascertaining real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes where it is crucial. We have an abundance of expertise working with everyone involved and can readily handle your needs. We provide appraisal documents that fulfill the requirements of the courts and various agencies.

Work with a professional you can trust.