How Is Marital Property Valued

Posted by Thomas MallonJan 02, 20160 Comments

Marital Property
Marital Property

How Is Marital Property Valued

Marital property is every property that you or your spouse obtained during the marriage, including most of the property that your spouse or you obtained separately during the marriage. Marital property normally consists of things such as you and your spouse's houses, cars, businesses, bank accounts, appliances, furniture, stocks, costume jewelry, pension (annuity), retirement plans, IRAs and others obtained throughout the marriage. The value of expert degrees/licenses are obtained all through the marriage as marital property is not included in Maryland.

Yes, there is marital property and also there is non-marital property and some of the non marital properties are listed below, even if you or your spouse acquired the property during your marriage.

  • Something that you or only your spouse obtained as an inheritance (not for the two of you).
  • A donation to one of you only, from anybody out there.
  • Something that you and your spouse discussed and agreed that things would not be marital property, or was bought with money from a gift, or cash that you approved was not marital property.

However, some property can be both marital and non-marital property. For instance, a car that was bought prior to the marriage is not marital property. Though, for the duration of the marriage, if you and your spouse make use of marital funds to pay the credit, the car, the house then becomes part marital and part non-marital, in percentage of the expenses made with marital resources.

In assessing marital property value, after determining which property is marital property, the spouse, or the law court, will normally hand over a financial value to each item. Couples who require assistance in determining values can employ proficient appraisers.  Some financial assets, such as retirement accounts, can be very complicated to evaluate and may need the help of a financial expert.

Well, negotiating a divorce property agreement also depends on a fair, neutral and correct evaluation of the value of the property to be divided. But, a judge or a lawyer cannot really decide the real value of the house or real estate.  To get the correct evaluation, you will require the capability of a trained real estate evaluator.

Nearly all real estate appraisals/evaluator is based on sales that are comparable. To determine fair market value, an evaluator will look at the property you are talking about, creating a specific note of any exclusive features. Then, comparable properties that have been sold in recent times in the same market will be recognized. The most recent sales there are to compare to, the more convinced you can be that these sales values reveal genuine market situations.  After the compares, if there is one specific high or low price, it is a sign or an indication that there is no representative of a typical sale in the region. The comparable sales, in combination with any extraordinary features of the subject property, are utilized to determine a number that represents the appraiser's most excellent evaluation of fair market value for your property.