When couples split, they either sell the property or one buys out the other’s half interest. Regardless of the course of action, divorce appraisals must be prepared with attention to detail as they are often subjected to a greater degree of scrutiny. Unique circumstances are often encountered whereby the client no longer resides in the home and there may have been changes to the property. Retrospective reports are often required where the effective date is the date of separation or the date of marriage. When there is a considerable time lag between the date the appraisal is completed and its effective date, we have the historical data required to complete the job.