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"Neutral" Divorce Appraisals in New Hampshire
January 27th, 2017 7:58 AM

I received a call from a woman from Bedford NH today.  She and her husband are going through a divorce and she inquired about an appraisal.  The interesting part of this is that she ask if I could do a “neutral” appraisal for both the husband and wife.

I explained that I absolutely could do an appraisal on their Bedford home and that I would name both of them as clients.  I also let her know that I do a lot of appraisal assignments like this and congratulated on working together.  While do I provide expert witness services throughout New  Hampshire, I always tell my divorce appraisal clients that it is always best if they can agree on a value themselves. 

I do have a few guidelines and rules when conducting this type of an appraisal.  They are:

  • Each “side” has equal opportunity to provide me information about the property for which they feel is relevant.
  • Each person shall have equal access to me via phone or email.
  • When emailing about critical parts of the appraisal procedure, I will “CC” all parties involved.
  • I also let them know that I won’t discuss any preliminary values until the results are available to all parties.


Divorce is one of the most stressful times in one’s life.  We can’t fix the marriage, but we can offer professional, reliable and respectful assistance in valuing your real estate. 

Posted by Jack Lavoie on January 27th, 2017 7:58 AMPost a Comment

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