As part of our practice devoted to divorce, we are sometimes asked to testify in court. What are some of the reasons that our testimony might be required ? That was the question one of the students asked that is enrolled in our DREAM (Divorce Real Estate and Mentoring) course. There are a number of reasons that this can and does happen.
When a couple cannot agree to stay married...likely there are other issues that they will not agree on as well. One of them might well be the list price of the house that is marital property. One can always find a difference of opinion not only with spouses...but with Realtors and we are asked to support in court, the rationale for our list price. We have no incentive to price a house far below the market...and show the judge and both spouses and their attorneys the evidence we used to arrive at a list price. Our goal is to price to sell...not to sit.
Another reason is sometimes the condition of the property, People...sometimes both in agreement ....see their homes very differently than we do ...and those rose colored glasses keep them stuck in a less than realistic position when it comes to getting the house ready for the market.
A third condition may be when one spouse is not able to make decisions regarding the sale of real estate and the court needs to appoint a GAL (Guardian Ad Litem) or a POA (Power of Attorney) to assist in the decision making process. Our testimony may reinforce that need to the court.
If you or anyone you know is getting divorced in Southeastern Wisconsin OR you are a Realtor wanting to learn how to effectively serve clients in the niche of divorce in real estate, call the Hansons, we are honored to be service,