Assets valuations during Divorce.
Hidden Assets! Don’t Be Fooled!
Our licensed investigator may be able to help.
Divorce and separation are generally sad times for all concerned and there is quite often anger and vitriol between partners. At The Valuers Group we are acutely aware of the necessity for diplomacy and tact and assure our clients that all of our staff and valuers have been lectured on these matters.
In saying this, we are also aware of the need for unbiased appraisals and guarantee our work will not be influenced by anyone. It is a sad fact that quite often people who value assets do so with a view to either purchasing the asset themselves or engage other people to try to purchase it either on their behalf or on behalf of one of the parties who have engaged the valuer in the first place. Some may attempt to get the client to allow the valuer or his company to sell the item on his or her behalf for a commission, for example at auction. We have no agenda other than to value your assets fairly and squarely.
If you are NOT SATISFIED with an appraisal made by another valuer or if a heretofore hard to sell asset has suddenly been sold at a disputable price, our investigator can help. He has access to a range of valuing experts and can follow up where fire sale items may have been illicitly disposed of with the intention of making gain later on. These things happen, don’t leave your head in a bucket.
If you have a suspicion that your spouse may have been secreting cash or other assets away you are probably right, and even if you think everything is squeaky clean you may be wrong. Let us scratch the surface and see if everything has been pooled. There may be a Van Gogh on the office wall paid for with company funds but lost within a complicated inventory of company assets. A paramour may be wearing a diamond ring purchased with communal funds; a beau may be driving a new car purchased by a jointly owned business. Many businesses, trades people and professionals can operate on or have access to undeclared taxable cash by supplying services or products paid for in cash and not declared. It is not hard to stash considerable sums away. Our licensed investigator can investigate possible deceptions, financial, marital infidelity and legal that may influence a judgment.