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Family Law Property Valuations

Family Law & Legal services

With professionalism and sensitivity our dedicated team offer various services for family law requirements, including:

Now offering  a bespoke fixed price guide

For time and cost efficiencies Acumentis has set fixed pricing for a court ready property assessment report. Contact us on 1300 882 401 or enquire now to obtain pricing.

 

Family Law Property Valuation FAQs

A family law valuation is a valuation of property carried out where two parties are separating, either through a divorce or the dissolving of a defacto arrangement. The purpose of a property valuation for divorce settlements is to determine how to divide your property between you and your former partner.

Some couples may think that they can use a real estate appraisal, the purchase price of the property, or the valuation undertaken for the bank when they purchased the property.

These methods are likely to provide values that are vastly different. They could be out of date or over-inflated. The outcome may make this more difficult to reach a compromise figure and lead to a further dispute over the property’s value.

By engaging a certified property valuer experienced in family law valuations you will receive an independent and unbiased property valuation that contains the current fair market value after considering various important market factors.

If property settlement during separation or divorce is amicable, a valuation – whilst not required for court purposes – can still assist with the settlement. If there is a dispute over the property value then it is likely that an independent valuation will be required to reach a successful property settlement.

These valuations are also undertaken to administer deceased estates and during the transfer of property within a family.

In our experience having a clear equitable value can often save both parties a lot of time, money, and angst during family law matters.

A physical property inspection will be undertaken by the valuer to gather information and review the subject property.

The valuer will then carry out a process to determine the market value of the property using an appropriate methodology and considering factors like comparisons or recent sales evidence and yield analysis.

A detailed valuation report will be supplied containing photos and descriptions of the property and details of their analysis. This document is legally binding and gives the best possible indication of what a given property would sell for without the parties having to go through the sale process to determine this.

With family law matters, a single expert witness (a certified practising valuer, registered by the Australian Property Institute) is appointed and instructed jointly by both parties. Rules in the Federal Circuit and Family Court (FCFCA) require that evidence about the value of a property be given by a single expert witness. This assists in minimising costs and maximising efficiency. The value provided by the single expert is accepted by the Court as evidence.

Although the Family Law Rules encourage the use of a jointly appointed single expert witness valuer, there are situations where each party may independently appoint a valuer to act exclusively for them. In this case, each party will need to apply to the Court to accept the evidence given by their valuer. This approach is likely to be more costly and potentially a longer process to reach an agreement.

9 reasons to choose Acumentis

Acumentis valuers have extensive experience as the Single Expert Witness, providing independent viewpoints, regardless of which party engages them. This leads to fewer disputes while saving time and costs for all concerned.

Acumentis valuers are highly experienced at standing in the "Witness Box" and enduring a detailed and rigorous cross-examination. Acumentis valuers exercise every care and caution in undertaking Court work and ensure all criteria are met throughout the course of their task, to avoid any causes for dispute. Your valuer will conduct themselves with a calm and fair approach with all relevant parties to keep everyone fully informed throughout the process.  

Your assessment reports are provided with speed and accuracy between 5 to 8 working days from brief.  

Efficiency is a priority in all valuations, so you will engage with a single point of contact from Acumentis to service your requirements with ease. Efficiencies are also gained through the streamlined and structured internal processes and access to extensive data sources at Acumentis. 

Acumentis has a national footprint with more than 300 staff in 40 office locations across Australia. All offices have staff with ability to complete family law property assessments, including specialised property types and large portfolios. 

Acumentis has an extensive team of family law accredited property valuers who are market leaders in litigation and witness services. Acumentis valuers are qualified, certified, trained and have worked extensively across Australia in this space. Each Family Law Valuer must have at least 5 years of experience, pass the Acumentis Family Court exam and undertake professional conduct and confidentiality training, as an essential requirement.  

Acumentis valuers undertake an exhaustive process to gather information and analyse the data to assist in achieving an accurate, legally binding assessment report of the relevant property’s market value. 

Acumentis valuers maintain an unbiased approach while dealing with all Family Law Court reporting and proceedings, always maintaining high levels of objectivity and confidentiality.  Valuers are acutely aware of their obligations as the expert and do not engage in discussions or are influenced by either party about issues pertaining to the property or the value. Most valuers would highly recommend that all information relating to the property must be made available to all relevant parties at the very beginning of the proceedings to avoid any delays.

Acumentis valuers are aware that the very nature of this type of work requires empathy and understanding towards all parties. They conduct themselves with utmost sensitivity while maintaining professional independence throughout the property inspection, to ensure the quality and accuracy of the valuation report.

Your experts for
family law valuations

State contacts
Geoff Duffield
Director – Family Law & Advisory
Brisbane
Matthew Shadbolt
Valuer
Canberra
Zac Beveridge
Associate Director
Canberra
Zoran Jovanovic
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Tony Lenord
State Director Commercial - Sydney
Sydney
Natasha Khoudair
Valuer
Sydney
Robert Jupp
Valuer
Coffs Harbour
Daniel Carr
Valuer
Newcastle
Nathan Jones
Valuer
Lismore & Northern Rivers
James Morrell
Associate Director
Lismore
Angus Cooke
Valuer
Inverell
Tom McDouall
Director - Regional Residential Operations NSW
Newcastle
Terry Glitsos
Director NSW Government Statutory Assets & Legal
Sydney
Heath Craft
Valuer
Albury
Maria Ergos
Client Services Team Leader
Sydney Residential
Gregory Jordan
Valuer
Port Macquarie
Jack Prosser
Senior Valuer
Port Macquarie
Andrew McDonnell
Associate Director
Sydney
Tasso Balomenos
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Simon Mandile
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Philip Albert
Associate Director
Sydney
Peter Raptis
Director - Prestige Valuations
Sydney
Matthew Iglinski
Associate Director
Sydney
Tony Chahine
Associate Director
Sydney
Kevin Sze Tho
Valuer
Sydney
Emmanuel Ergos
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Justine Franklin
Valuer
Albury - Wodonga
Nick Power
Senior Valuer
Lismore
James Simpson
Regional Director
Orange
Andrew Kemp
Director Valuations
Albury
Damian Daczko
Regional Director
Taree
Jonathan Lea
Regional Director
Inverell
Bryan Guest
Regional Director
Coffs Harbour
Amy Frankel
Regional Director
Port Macquarie
Tony Gorman
Director Valuations
Darwin / Perth
Amber Broughton
Valuer
Gold Coast
Adam Purvis
Valuer
Brisbane
James Oliver
Valuer
Rockhampton
June Button
Valuer
Gladstone
June Button
Valuer
Gladstone
Rachel Schloman
Valuer
Brisbane
Lara Watts
Valuer
Bundaberg
Adrian Marks
Valuer
Brisbane
Scott Blanchard
Senior Valuer
Cairns
Dale Rohde
Senior Valuer
Cairns
Clancy Miller
Valuer
Townsville
Paul Krause
Senior Valuer
Mackay
Matthew Galvin
Senior Valuer
Toowoomba
Lochlan Jones
Valuer
Noosa
Jack Macdonald
Associate Director
Roma
Cameron Norris
Valuer
Emerald
Patricia O’Callaghan
Associate Director
Brisbane
Ayla McIntyre
Senior Valuer
Roma
David Hosking
Regional Director
Cairns
Shane Poole
Senior Valuer
Bundaberg
Jared Teitzel
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Henry Brown
Director
Brisbane
Rebecca Stephens
Senior Valuer
Sunshine Coast
Wayne Airey
Associate Director
Sunshine Coast
Alexandra Doneley
Senior Valuer
Emerald
John Burke
Director
Gold Coast
Geoff Duffield
Director – Family Law & Advisory
Brisbane
Hugh Innes
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Jany Pezard
Director - Valuations
Sunshine Coast
Gareth Turner
Director
Brisbane
Andrew Mullins
Associate Director
Brisbane
Michael Everingham
Valuer
Gold Coast
Melissa Eilers
Regional Director
Hervey Bay
Chris Anderson
Regional Director
Sunshine Coast
Annette Smith
State Director Regional Operations (North)
Emerald
Paul Robbins
State Director Commercial QLD
Brisbane
Mike Henderson
Group Executive Director – Residential Operations
Brisbane
Joe Porter
Senior Valuer
Adelaide
Craig Farley
Valuer
Adelaide
Emily Kitto
Director
Adelaide
Mark Robins
State Director SA
Adelaide
William Simmonds
Valuer
Hobart
Peter Walker
Valuer
Launceston
Russell Cripps
Director Valuations
Hobart
Joe Stansfield
Regional Director - Tasmania (North)
Launceston
David Duffield
Regional Director - Tasmania (South)
Hobart
Alexandra Churches
Regional Director - Victoria
Bendigo
Quentin Churches
Associate Director
Bendigo
Patrick Monaghan
State Director - Regional Operations Victoria
Gippsland
Georgina Besliev
Valuer
Melbourne
Nathan Camac
Associate Director
Melbourne
Damien Stone
State Director Residential - Victoria
Melbourne
David Triaca
Senior Valuer
Melbourne
Paul Belcher
Associate Director
Gippsland
Phillip Bainbridge
Director Valuations
Melbourne
Brenton Jones
Associate Director
Gippsland
Mitchell Fraser
Senior Valuer
Busselton
Felicity Graham
Senior Valuer
Bunbury
Rachel Kendall
Valuer
Mandurah
Jessica Ayerst
Associate Director
Perth
Tiffany Crago
Senior Valuer
Perth
James Sholdas
Associate Director Valuations
Perth
Tom O’Sullivan
Associate Director Valuations
Perth
Kate Bingham
Associate Director
Perth
Aaron Hughes
Regional Director
South West WA
Matthew Crofts
State Director
Perth
Rod Davidson
Director Valuations
Perth
Scott Robinson
Regional Director
Mandurah
Ross Sharp
State Director – WA – Rural & Agribusiness
Perth
Richard Graham
Regional Director - South West
Bunbury
Mark Eaton
Regional Director
Albany
Damien Schifferli
Regional Director - South West WA
Busselton
Brad Mazza
State Director - Residential WA
Perth
Geoff Duffield
Director – Family Law & Advisory
Brisbane
Matthew Shadbolt
Valuer
Canberra
Zac Beveridge
Associate Director
Canberra
Zoran Jovanovic
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Tony Lenord
State Director Commercial - Sydney
Sydney
Natasha Khoudair
Valuer
Sydney
Robert Jupp
Valuer
Coffs Harbour
Daniel Carr
Valuer
Newcastle
Nathan Jones
Valuer
Lismore & Northern Rivers
James Morrell
Associate Director
Lismore
Angus Cooke
Valuer
Inverell
Tom McDouall
Director - Regional Residential Operations NSW
Newcastle
Terry Glitsos
Director NSW Government Statutory Assets & Legal
Sydney
Heath Craft
Valuer
Albury
Maria Ergos
Client Services Team Leader
Sydney Residential
Gregory Jordan
Valuer
Port Macquarie
Jack Prosser
Senior Valuer
Port Macquarie
Andrew McDonnell
Associate Director
Sydney
Tasso Balomenos
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Simon Mandile
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Philip Albert
Associate Director
Sydney
Peter Raptis
Director - Prestige Valuations
Sydney
Matthew Iglinski
Associate Director
Sydney
Tony Chahine
Associate Director
Sydney
Kevin Sze Tho
Valuer
Sydney
Emmanuel Ergos
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Justine Franklin
Valuer
Albury - Wodonga
Nick Power
Senior Valuer
Lismore
James Simpson
Regional Director
Orange
Andrew Kemp
Director Valuations
Albury
Damian Daczko
Regional Director
Taree
Jonathan Lea
Regional Director
Inverell
Bryan Guest
Regional Director
Coffs Harbour
Amy Frankel
Regional Director
Port Macquarie
Tony Gorman
Director Valuations
Darwin / Perth
Amber Broughton
Valuer
Gold Coast
Adam Purvis
Valuer
Brisbane
James Oliver
Valuer
Rockhampton
June Button
Valuer
Gladstone
June Button
Valuer
Gladstone
Rachel Schloman
Valuer
Brisbane
Lara Watts
Valuer
Bundaberg
Adrian Marks
Valuer
Brisbane
Scott Blanchard
Senior Valuer
Cairns
Dale Rohde
Senior Valuer
Cairns
Clancy Miller
Valuer
Townsville
Paul Krause
Senior Valuer
Mackay
Matthew Galvin
Senior Valuer
Toowoomba
Lochlan Jones
Valuer
Noosa
Jack Macdonald
Associate Director
Roma
Cameron Norris
Valuer
Emerald
Patricia O’Callaghan
Associate Director
Brisbane
Ayla McIntyre
Senior Valuer
Roma
David Hosking
Regional Director
Cairns
Shane Poole
Senior Valuer
Bundaberg
Jared Teitzel
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Henry Brown
Director
Brisbane
Rebecca Stephens
Senior Valuer
Sunshine Coast
Wayne Airey
Associate Director
Sunshine Coast
Alexandra Doneley
Senior Valuer
Emerald
John Burke
Director
Gold Coast
Geoff Duffield
Director – Family Law & Advisory
Brisbane
Hugh Innes
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Jany Pezard
Director - Valuations
Sunshine Coast
Gareth Turner
Director
Brisbane
Andrew Mullins
Associate Director
Brisbane
Michael Everingham
Valuer
Gold Coast
Melissa Eilers
Regional Director
Hervey Bay
Chris Anderson
Regional Director
Sunshine Coast
Annette Smith
State Director Regional Operations (North)
Emerald
Paul Robbins
State Director Commercial QLD
Brisbane
Mike Henderson
Group Executive Director – Residential Operations
Brisbane
Joe Porter
Senior Valuer
Adelaide
Craig Farley
Valuer
Adelaide
Emily Kitto
Director
Adelaide
Mark Robins
State Director SA
Adelaide
William Simmonds
Valuer
Hobart
Peter Walker
Valuer
Launceston
Russell Cripps
Director Valuations
Hobart
Joe Stansfield
Regional Director - Tasmania (North)
Launceston
David Duffield
Regional Director - Tasmania (South)
Hobart
Alexandra Churches
Regional Director - Victoria
Bendigo
Quentin Churches
Associate Director
Bendigo
Patrick Monaghan
State Director - Regional Operations Victoria
Gippsland
Georgina Besliev
Valuer
Melbourne
Nathan Camac
Associate Director
Melbourne
Damien Stone
State Director Residential - Victoria
Melbourne
David Triaca
Senior Valuer
Melbourne
Paul Belcher
Associate Director
Gippsland
Phillip Bainbridge
Director Valuations
Melbourne
Brenton Jones
Associate Director
Gippsland
Mitchell Fraser
Senior Valuer
Busselton
Felicity Graham
Senior Valuer
Bunbury
Rachel Kendall
Valuer
Mandurah
Jessica Ayerst
Associate Director
Perth
Tiffany Crago
Senior Valuer
Perth
James Sholdas
Associate Director Valuations
Perth
Tom O’Sullivan
Associate Director Valuations
Perth
Kate Bingham
Associate Director
Perth
Aaron Hughes
Regional Director
South West WA
Matthew Crofts
State Director
Perth
Rod Davidson
Director Valuations
Perth
Scott Robinson
Regional Director
Mandurah
Ross Sharp
State Director – WA – Rural & Agribusiness
Perth
Richard Graham
Regional Director - South West
Bunbury
Mark Eaton
Regional Director
Albany
Damien Schifferli
Regional Director - South West WA
Busselton
Brad Mazza
State Director - Residential WA
Perth

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