When either party has an unrealistic expectation of value, it is difficult to resolve the divorce. The longer the process takes, the more costly and painful it is.
An independent valuation from a credible, objective expert is key to establishing realistic expectations among the parties and their attorneys so the process can move toward resolution.
One of the challenges in valuation for divorce is that often the information required to perform the valuation must be supplied by one or both of the parties. Without a robust focus on identifying and eliminating bias from the information, a valuation conclusion can inappropriately favor one party.
When such bias affects a valuation in divorce, unrealistic expectations can drive one or both of the parties toward costly litigation, only to find the valuation crumbles when challenged.